049 Chicoutimi-Le Fjord
This is a long, narrow riding in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec.
It has Rivière Péribonka and Lac Péribonka as its western
border. The Saguenay River runs through the southern part of the
is in the southwest corner. It contains that part of the city of
Saguenay comprised of the boroughs of Chicoutimi and La Baie and part of the
regional county municipality of Le Fjord-du-Saguenay.
This riding has had a heavy manufacturing profile, followed by retail trade and other services. The average family income is $55,583 and unemployment is 12.6 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 97.39 per cent have French as their mother tongue. The total immigrant population is less than one per cent. In the 1995 referendum, 68 per cent of voters opted for separation.
The 2004 redistribution kept all the riding and added 14 per cent of Lac-St-Jean-Saguenay in the north and 10 per cent of Jonquière in the west. This riding was established as Chicoutimi in 1925. The riding name changed to Chicoutimi-Le Fjord in 2000. The 1996 redistribution moved a small part of the riding into Jonquière.
BQ candidate Robert Bouchard squeaked by in 2004, defeating Liberal incumbent
André Harvey by fewer than 1,000 votes. In
2000, Harvey defeated Bloc Québécois
candidate Noel Tremblay. Harvey was elected in 1997 as a Progressive
Conservative, defeating the BQ's Gilbert Fillion by 317 votes. Harvey
decided to sit as an Independent as of April 26, 2000. He issued a statement
saying he was joining the Liberal caucus in September of the same year.
Harvey had served two terms as a PC, winning in 1984 and 1988.
Liberal Paul Langlois was elected in 1965, 1968, 1972 and 1974. Liberal Marcel Dionne won in 1979 and 1980, but was defeated in 1984 by Harvey. In 1993, BQ Gilbert Fillion defeated PC Harvey by 18,385 votes.
1925-1940 inclusive - LIB
1945, 1949, 1953 - IND
1957 - LIB
1958 - PC
1962, 1963 - SC
1965-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993 - BQ
1997 - PC
2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: March 30, 1943
Birthplace: Saint-Emond, Que.
Education: Master's in Public Administrationfrom ÉNAP. Bachelor's Degree in Recreation from Université
du Québec â Trois-Rivières
Career Background: Former assistant director-general, former treasurer and director of finance, former director of parks and
recreation, all for the City of Chicoutimi
Community Activities: Director of conseil de la fondation Mgr L�once Bouchard et de la fondation Timi; vice-president,
fondation Timi. President of Carnaval souvenir de Chicoutimi. Church warden of Notre-Dame-du-Royaume parish; member of the Knights of
Columbus in Saguenay. Responible for and participant in several fundraising campaigns; active in several national professional
Party: President of the BQ executive, Chicoutimi-Le Fjord riding
Federal: President of the BQ executive, Chicoutimi-Le Fjord riding
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Member: Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Caucus: National Revenue critic
267 Racine, Suite 303
253 West Block
House of Commons
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Administrator in the Saguenay region, and has worked for a variety of government and private organizations
over the years before becoming a financial consultant. Has worked in various charitable and cultural organizations. Chair of the school
council of École du Rocher in La Baie and is a member of the Chambre de commerce de Ville de La Baie
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance candidate in December 2002 byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean-Saguenay. Defeated as
Conservative in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord in 2004
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: Jan. 10, 1984
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 16, 1941
Birthplace: Chicoutimi, Que.
Education: BA (Psycho-Pedagogy) from Laval University and a BA (Administrative Sciences) from University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, 1974
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lise Hallé
Children: Valérie and Antoine
Career Background: Teacher and vice-principal at high school
Community Activities: Served as vice-chair of the United Way
Municipal: Served as City of Chicoutimi councillor from 1981 to 1984
Federal: Elected as PC in Chicoutimi in 1984, 1988; defeated in 1993; won in 1997; won as Liberal in 2000. Defeated as Liberal
in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord in 2004
Parliamentary Secretary: to the Prime Minister (March 1993); to the minister of Indian affairs and northern development
(September 1993); to the minister of transport (September 2001 to January 2003); to minister for international co-operation
(January to December 2003); to the minister of natural resources with special emphasis on development of value-added industries
(since December 2003)
Committee: Between 1984 and 93, served on External Affairs and International Trade; Sub-Committee on Development and Human
Rights; Public Accounts; Regional Industrial Expansion; and Environment. Chaired Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Native and Northern
Affairs. Former member of Transport; Procedure and House Affairs; sub-committee on Private Member's Business; Canadian Heritage;
Transport and Government Operations; and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Member of Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development
and Natural Resources
Caucus: Chair of Quebec caucus, 1989-93. Named caucus whip in June 1997. Critic for Federal Office for Regional Development
in Quebec. Left PC in April 2000 to sit as an Independent "to better serve his constituents." Moved to the Liberal Party in
In September 2000
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Room 212 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: 1976
Birthplace: Alma, Que.
Community Activities: In 1997 a founding member of Operation SalAMI, a movement opposed to the ratification of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment. In 2001 took part in the launching of the journal � cause?, an effort to create and independent press in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. Was Manager and President of the Regroupement Action Jeunesse 02 (RAJ-02), a regional youth organization. In 2003 founder, spokesperson and active member of the Bleuets pour la paix collective.