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DISTRICT: Chicoutimi-Le Fjord
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Robert BouchardBQ1922638.49% X
André HarveyLIB1458129.19%
Alcide BoudreaultCON1235024.72%
Éric DuboisNDP25715.15%
Jean-Martin GauthierGRN12262.45%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 219 of 219 polls reporting


049 Chicoutimi-Le Fjord

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Robert Bouchard (Incumbent)
CON:Alcide Boudreault
GRN:Jean-Martin Gauthier
LIB:André Harvey
NDP:Éric Dubois


 Riding Map
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 riding. Jonquière 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.

Population: 98,739

Political History
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


Robert Bouchard

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: March 30, 1943
Age: 62
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 associations

Political History
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

Riding Address:
267 Racine, Suite 303
Chicoutimi, Que.
(418) 698-5648

Ottawa Address:
253 West Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-7207

Alcide Boudreault

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

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

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance candidate in December 2002 byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean-Saguenay. Defeated as Conservative in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord in 2004

Jean-Martin Gauthier

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: Jan. 10, 1984
Age: 22
Birthplace: Peru

Campaign Office:
(418) 545-9141

André Harvey

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 16, 1941
Age: 64
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

Political History
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

Political History
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

Riding Address:
200-110 Racine St E
Chicoutimi, Que.
(418) 698-6322

Campaign Office:

Capital Address:
Room 212 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-7207

Éric Dubois

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.

Campaign Office:

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