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DISTRICT: Drummond
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Pauline PicardBQ2257549.69% X
Jean-Marie PineaultCON1013422.3%
Éric CardinalLIB743716.37%
François ChoquetteNDP28706.32%
Jean-Benjamin MilotGRN24185.32%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 191 of 191 polls reporting

Ridings

051 Drummond

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Pauline Picard (Incumbent)
CON:Jean-Marie Pineault
GRN:Jean-Benjamin Milot
LIB:Éric Cardinal
NDP:François Choquette


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding is located in the heart of Quebec. Rivière-St-François runs through the riding, separating north from south. The riding contains the regional county municipality of Drummond, with the main population centres of Drummondville, Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil and St-Charles-de-Drummond.

The industries in this riding include manufacturing, the service sector and agriculture.

Almost 96 per cent of the population cited French as their mother tongue. The total immigrant population is just under two per cent. The average family income is $51,028 and the unemployment rate is 8.1 per cent.

In the redistribution of 2004, only minor changes were made to the boundaries. This riding was established in 1966. The 1996 redistribution kept 94 per cent of the riding.

Population: 87,808

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Pauline Picard easily defeated Liberal Roger Gougeon to win a fourth term.

The former Drummond-Arthabaska riding was Liberal from 1887, except for two wins by Social Credit in 1962 and 1972. In 1963 and 1965, Liberal Jean-Luc Pépin was elected in that riding. In 1968, he became MP for the newly formed Drummond riding. Pépin had several portfolios, including Industry, Energy and External Relations, under prime ministers Pearson and Trudeau.

In 1972, Social Credit's Jean-Marie Boisvert defeated Pépin. Boisvert was defeated in 1974 by Liberal Yvon Pinard who went on to win two more terms. He was appointed president of the Privy Council and government House leader in 1980. He resigned in 1984 and was appointed a judge of the Federal Court, trial division. Progressive Conservative Jean-Guy Guilbault won in 1984 and 1988 but was defeated in 1993.

1968 - LIB
1972 - SC
1974, 1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Pauline Picard

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: April 27, 1947
Age: 58
Birthplace: Saint-Gabriel, Que.

Education: Courses in administration and psychology at the University of Quebec, Trois-Rivières. Courses in classical Latin at College Marie-de-la- Présentation, Drummondville
Profession: Administrator

Children: Katia, Marie-Eve

Career background: Financial adviser, St-Pierre de Drummondville Caisse Populaire (1967-80). Adviser and administrative assistant in research of jobs for women, Partance, an extension of Human Resources Canada (1986-93)

Community activities: Administrator-treasurer, Maison des Femmes (1987-89). Director-treasurer, board of directors, Club Administration Industrielle, Drummondville chapter (1990). Various committees for the Drummondville World Folklore Festival and the Drummondville 175th-anniversary celebrations (1990-92). Co-ordinator, head of the protocol committee and adviser on the Industrial Exhibition during the Semaine de l'Olympiade (1990)

Electoral History
Party: Treasurer of the PQ in Drummond, 1990-92. Regional representative on the PQ Women's National Political Action Committee. Director of NO committee in Drummond in 1992
Federal: Elected in Drummond in 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History
Committee: Former vice-chair of Health. Former member of Health, Citizenship and Immigration, and Finance. Member of Justice, Human Rights, and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Caucus: Former critic for Health (1993-99); International Co-operation and International Francophonie (1999). Former deputy Finance critic (2000-04). Deputy critic for Intergovernmental Affairs and Indian Affairs since 2002. First vice-president of BQ caucus since 2002

Campaign Address:
189, rue H�riot, Drummondville, Que., J2C 1J9
819-477-1222
electiondrummond@bellnet.ca
Riding Address:
185, rue H�riot, Drummondville, Que.
819-477-3611
Ottawa Address:
Room 635-S, Centre Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
613-947-4550



Jean-Marie Pineault

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Age: 72

Education: Studied plumbing at the École technique de Montréal.
Profession: Retired plumber

Children: Six

Career Background: Has worked as a plumber

Community Activities: Member of the Golden Age club



Jean-Benjamin Milot

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: March 10, 1987
Age: 18
Birthplace: Drummondville, Que.

Education: Student at the Cegep of Drummondville in Human Sciences, administrative profile

Riding Contact:
(819) 474-5649
jbmilot@partivert.ca



Éric Cardinal

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Age: 30
Birthplace: Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults, Que.

Marital Status: Married
Children: Three

Career Background: Has been responsible for various duties as a sales representative and manager at Ferme Constant Cardinal, a family business. Start a sanitary products business. Operated own cotton importing firm. Foreman for Les C�dres de Beauce.

Community Activities: On the regional advisory committee that will support the Central Quebec Youth Forum.

Campaign Address:
Eric.Cardinal@plcq.org
cardinal.plcq.ca



François Choquette

Party: New Democratic Party

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Saint-Hyacinthe in 2003

Campaign Address:
francois.choquette@npd.qc.ca









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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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