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DISTRICT: Honoré-Mercier
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Pablo RodriguezLIB1962238.23% X
Gérard LabelleBQ1787934.83%
Angelo M. MarinoCON895217.44%
François PilonNDP31916.22%
Sylvain CastonguayGRN15022.93%
Hélène HérouxML1830.36%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 217 of 217 polls reporting


056 Honoré-Mercier

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Gérard Labelle
CON:Angelo Marino
GRN:Sylvain Castonguay
LIB:Pablo Rodriguez (Incumbent)
MLP:Hélène Héroux
NDP:François Pilon


 Riding Map
This is an industrial and bedroom community in the eastern part of Montreal. It is bounded by Rivière-des-Prairies in the north, pont Charles de Gaulle, Highway 40, Henri-Bourassa East in the east, Sherbrooke Street East in the south and Rue du Quesne, Boulevard Rosemont, Boulevard Langelier, the CN line and Avenue Fernand-Gauthier in the west.

The main occupation in this riding is manufacturing, followed by retail trade and health and social services. There is almost an equal percentage of renters and homeowners in the riding. The average family income is $59,788 with unemployment at 7.5 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, 61 per cent have French as a mother tongue, while almost 19 per cent cited Italian as their ethnic origin, third highest in Canada. The total immigrant population is almost 23 per cent.

The riding was created in 2004, from 99.7 per cent of Anjou-Rivières-des-Prairies and four per cent of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve as well as small areas, with no population, from the Bourassa and Mercier ridings. The name was changed to Honoré-Mercier. Anjou–Rivières-des-Prairies was created in 1986 from 30 per cent of St-Léonard-Anjou, 31 per cent of Montreal-Mercier, and 20 per cent of Gamelin.

Population: 100,934

Political History
In 2004, Pablo Rodriguez won his first term as an MP, running for the Liberals. Liberals also held the riding in the previous two elections.

In 2000, Liberal Yvon Charbonneau defeated Bloc Québécois candidate Jacques Dagenais to win a second term in Anjou–Rivières-des-Prairies.

In the former riding of St Léonard-Anjou, Liberal Monique Bégin, incumbent from St. Michel, won in 1979 and 1980. She was minister of national health and welfare from 1977 to 1984. In 1984, Liberal Alfonso Gagliano was elected here, but he was defeated by PC Jean Corbeil in 1988 in the newly created riding of Anjou–Rivières-des-Prairies. Corbeil was appointed minister of labour in 1989 and minister of transport from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, Roger Pomerleau of the BQ defeated Liberal Normand Biron by 532 votes, leaving Corbeil in third place.

1988 - PC
1993 - BQ
1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


Gérard Labelle

Party: Bloc Québécois

Education: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba (Coll�ge de Saint-Boniface). Studies in political science at the Universit� Laval. Master of Public Administration from the Universit� de Moncton. Master of Business Administration from the Universit� de Moncton.
Profession: Business consultant

Career Background: � Consultant with Impact Graphics Inc. (2005-present). General manager with Services P. Campbell (2002-present). Import-export coordinator with Lamko (2003-present). Founder, president and general manager of Les bo�tes Eurobox Inc. (1995-2002). Founder, president and general manager of Imprimerie Campbell Inc. (1990-2002). Sales representative with Les formules d'affaires Informco Inc. (1986-1990).

Community Activities: � Internal vice-president, AEUCSB (the student association at Coll�ge de Saint-Boniface) (1975). Radio host, CKSB/Radio-Canada, Manitoba (1977). Vice-president of the MBA association, Universit� de Moncton (1984). Chairman of the Association Qu�bec-�le Maurice (a group working to integrate people immigrating to Quebec) (1994-1998). Member of the executive committee of the Club Rotary du Vieux-Montr�al (1998). Chairman of the fundraising campaign for the Association Qu�bec-�les Maurice (1999). Executive member and master of ceremonies for the annual fundraising gala for the Club Rotary du Vieux-Montr�al (2002-2003). Member of the Soci�t� Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Campaign Address:
9255 de Grosbois St., Montreal, Que., H1K 4N6
(514) 353-5555

Angelo Marino

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Holds a diploma from the International University of Granville in police organization and social conflicts
Profession: Business

Career background:

Community activities: Is president and CEO of Pro-Vision Group International Inc., a firm that runs training programs and manages field operations related to security and protection in over 55 countries

Riding Address: P.O. Box 51096, Montréal, Que., H1N 3T8

Sylvain Castonguay

Party: Green Party of Canada

Telephone: (514) 523-0092

Pablo Rodriguez

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth date: June 21, 1967
Age: 38
Birthplace: San Miguel, Argentina

Education: Graduate in business administration from the University of Sherbrooke
Profession: Businessman

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Roxane
Children: Béatrice

Career background: Began his career in 1989 as a management consultant for the university's business enterprise centre. In 1991, he joined Club 2/3 Inc. as the director of international projects, where he was in charge of administering and evaluating development projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, a role that led to regular invitations as a speaker, both in Canada and abroad. 1996-2003: Vice-president and a partner at GGA Communications, with assignments both in Canada and abroad. From October 2003 until his election, he has been operating his own business as a consultant in strategic communications.

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in 2004

Political History
Party: Has been active in Liberal Party of Canada for over 12 years. Chaired communications committee, was a member of the policy committee, president of the Young Liberals of Canada (Quebec) and party spokesperson during 1993, 1997 and 2000 elections. He is currently president of the Quebec wing of the Liberal Party of Canada, a member of the national executive, and a member of the national campaign committee. Currently vice-president of Oxfam-Qu�bec
Committee: Standing committees on Canadian heritage and official languages
Riding Address: 7450 Les Galeries d'Anjou Blvd Suite 530, Anjou, Que., H1M 3M3

Hélène Héroux

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

François Pilon

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: 1958
Birthplace: Laval, Que.

Education: Finished studies in architectural design in 1976.

Community Activities: Since 1989 has held several positions in the union representing blue collars employees of the City of Laval, including the vice-presidency since 1998. Founding member and Vice President of the Association des Pilon d'Am�rique, an organization dedicated to the study of genealogy.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in 2004

Riding Address: 100-4384, Boul. St-Laurent, Montr�al, Que., H2W 1Z5

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