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DISTRICT: Gatineau
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Richard NadeauBQ2109339.25% X
Françoise BoivinLIB1682631.31%
Patrick RobertCON901416.77%
Anne LevesqueNDP53549.96%
Gail WalkerGRN14562.71%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 258 of 258 polls reporting

Ridings

053 Gatineau

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Richard Nadeau
CON:Patrick Robert
GRN:Gail Walker
LIB:Françoise Boivin (Incumbent)
NDP:Anne Levesque


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This is an Outaouais riding, with the Ottawa River as its southern boundary and the Gatineau River as its eastern boundary. The riding contains part of the City of Gatineau inside the former City of Gatineau limits. Kettle Island is also a part of riding.

The largest source of employment is government services and related industries, along with retail trade and other services. The average family income is $66,102 and unemployment is 4.8 per cent.

Almost six per cent of the population cited English as their mother tongue and 88 per cent French. The total immigrant population is almost five per cent, with a significant Arabic population. In the 1995 referendum, 72 per cent of this riding voted against sovereignty.

In 2004, the former cities of Buckingham and Masson-Angers moved to the neighbouring riding, pulling the boundaries back to the Gatineau city limits. This riding was created in 1947 from the ridings of Wright and Hull. In 1986, the name changed to Gatineau-La Lièvre. The 1996 redistribution kept 84 per cent of the riding and changed the name back to Gatineau.

Population: 84,202

Political History
The Liberals held on to the riding in 2004, with a narrow win for Françoise Boivin over the BQ's Richard Nadeau. In 2000, Liberal Mark Assad defeated Nadeau to win his fourth term of office.

Both Wright and Hull, from which Gatineau was created, were Liberal from 1917. Liberal Gaston Isabelle, who was elected here in 1965, ran in Hull in 1968. Liberal Gaston Clermont won three terms, beginning in 1968, and another Liberal, René Cousineau, won in 1979 and in 1980. When Progressive Conservative Claudy Mailly defeated Cousineau in 1984, it was the first Conservative win in the riding.

1949-80 inclusive - LIB
1984 - PC
Since 1988 - LIB




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Richard Nadeau

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birthplace: Hawkesbury

Education: Holds degrees in history, political science and education from the University of Ottawa
Profession: Teacher

Career background: Taught in Qué and Eastern Ontario in the 1990s; worked as an adviser and director of educational programs and as a researcher and archivist

Community activities: He was an activist and lobbyist for French education and was involved in community theatre in Saskatchewan

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Gatineau in 2004



Patrick Robert

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Age: 26

Education: He holds a Bachelor's degree in political science and social science from the University of Ottawa. He is currently working to obtain a Bachelor's degree in civil law.
Profession: Consultant

Career Background: He has been working as a political research consultant and co-founded a company specializing in the promotion of special events. He has also worked in the federal public service.

Community Activities: He is involved with his community's amateur sports teams.

Telephone: (613) 277-8944


Gail Walker

Party: Green Party of Canada

Profession: Sales

Marital Status: Married
Children: Three

Career Background: She works as a sales representative for the Ontario Natural Food Co-op.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Hull-Alymer in three elections

Telephone: (819) 985-1818
gwalker@greenparty.ca



Françoise Boivin

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: Degree in social sciences from the University of Ottawa and a degree in civil law from Quebec
Profession: Lawyer

Career background: She has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1984. She taught and was in charge of the negotiation sector at the Québec Bar training school. In September 1998, she hosted a public affairs program on CJRC-1150. She was subsequently asked to host a number of other programs and to prepare reports for CJRC-1150 and for Canal Vox. In 2000, she returned to the legal practice and set up her own firm where she works mainly in the area of labour law.

Community activities: She has been involved with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Outaouais Alzheimer's Society and the Foundation for Heart Disease (Outaouais). She has also worked with various support and network agencies helping women.

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Gatineau in 2004

Political History
Committee: President Liberal Womens Caucus, Standing Committee on Finance 38th Parl., 1st Session. Standing Committee on Official Languages 38th Parl., 1st Session. Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs 38th Parl., 1st Session. Subcommittee on Parliamentary Privilege of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs 38th Parl., 1st Session.

Riding Address:
104-160 L'Hopital Blvd., Gatineau, Que.
Tel.: (819) 243-2226
info@francoiseboivin.com

Anne Levesque

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: Degree in political science, currently studying law at the University of Ottawa
Community Activities: Member of the Executive Committee of the Fond d'action et d'éducation juridique de l'Université d'Ottawa, which offers legal services to women on their rights. Volunteered at the Canadian Memorial commemorating the First and Second World Wars in France

Telephone: (613) 203-4331
anne.levesque@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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