This riding is located across the Ottawa River from Ottawa and is part of the National Capital Region. The riding contains that part of the city of Gatineau comprised of the former cities of Hull and Aylmer. The riding is bordered by Terry Fox Road to the west, the Gatineau Hills to the north, the Ottawa River to the south and the Gatineau River in the east.
The federal government is the largest employer, followed by the service sector and health and social services.The average family income is $67,728 and unemployment is 5.5 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, over 16 per cent of the riding's population listed English as their mother tongue and over eight per cent listed neither French nor English. Over 18 per cent of the population have a university degree, while just under eight per cent have less than a Grade 9 education. In the 1995 referendum, 75 per cent in this riding opposed sovereignty for Quebec.
In 2004, most of the riding remained unchanged, but a small area was
added from Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle. The riding was established
as Hull in 1914 and changed to Hull-Aylmer in 1984. There was no
change in the 1996 redistribution.
In 2004, Liberal Marcel Proulx defeated Bloc Québécois candidate
Alain Charette. Proulx was first elected in a 1999 byelection.
The riding has voted Liberal since 1917. Gaston Isabelle was a long-serving MP here from 1968, serving six terms. In 1988, Liberal Gilles Rocheleau was elected, but he quit the Liberal party on July 3, 1990, right after Jean Chrétien became leader, and joined the BQ. In 1993, Chrétien appointed Marcel Massé to be the 1993 Liberal candidate. Massé defeated now-BQ Rocheleau in the 1993 election. He was appointed president of the Privy Council, minister of intergovernmental affairs and minister responsible for public service renewal in 1993. He served as president of the Treasury Board and minister responsible for infrastructure from 1996 to 1999 and minister responsible for public service renewal from 1997 to 1999. Massé resigned in 1999 and was appointed Canadian executive director for the Inter-American Development Board in Washington.
Since 1917 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: Pilots diploma, Centre qu�b�cois de formation a�ronautique,
1996; Aerial Navigation Studies, Winnipeg School of Aviation,
1989-93. BA(Recreational Sciences) University of Ottawa, 1987
Career background: Teacher, Portages de l'Outaouais School Board (since 1998). Pilot with Aéro Qu�bec (1997-2000). Special events co-ordinator, National Capital Commission (1988-1989). Benefits official, Centre hospitalier des Vallées de l'Outaouais (1985-1988)
Community activities: Founding member of "Le Qu�bec, Un Pays," 2004. Member of the Council on the Sovereignty of Quebec (since 2002). President, Société nationale du Québec de l'Outaouais (since 2001). Co-ordinator, la Fête nationale en Outaouais, Société nationale du Québec de l'Outaouais (since 2003)
Party: Green Party of Canada
Tel.: (819) 595-1393
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: March 6, 1946
Birthplace: L'Orignal, Ont.
Marital status: Married
Children: Three adult children
Career background: Business background with a number of major corporations and was the owner of a company specializing in disaster relief. In 1993, he was appointed political assistant and subsequently director of operations to Marcel Mass�, member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, president of the Privy Council and minister of intergovernmental affairs. In 1997, he became chief of staff to Mass�, then president of Treasury Board.
Community activities: He chaired several boards including the Regional Hospital Centre for the Outaouais, the Outaouais Association of Young Professionals, and also the SAJO (Service Animation Jeunesse de l'Outaouais). He was also president of the Hull Club Richelieu and was subsequently elected regional governor of Richelieu International, West Quebec chapter.
Federal: Elected in Hull-Aylmer in Nov. 15, 1999 byelection, then 2000 and 2004 general elections
Parliamentary Secretary: Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Transport, January 2001 to December 2003
Committee: Former vice-chair of Transport; and Transport and Government Operations. Former member of Fisheries and Oceans; Health; Transport and Government Operations; and Transport. Chair of subcommittee on private members' business of procedure and House affairs. Vice-chair of procedure and House affairs. Member of subcommittee on electoral boundaries readjustment of procedure and House affairs; and official languages
Caucus: Former chair of the Liberal caucus for the National Capital Region; former secretary of the executive committee of the national Liberal caucus; former chair of the Quebec Liberal caucus
Riding Address: 15 Gamelin Street, Suite 600, Hull, Que.
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Master's in commercial sciences from Université de Sherbrooke and
business administration from Concordia University, as well as a
doctorate in education
Name of spouse:
Career background: Was an accounting professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais and worked for several years in the food sector as the owner of several companies
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Doctorate in economics at the University of Massachusetts
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Carmen Bauer
Career background: He taught economics as a teaching assistant, then helped increase the profile of Quebec among the New England political, media and business communities through his work for a Quebec delegation. Upon returning to Quebec, he worked briefly for the Caisse de d�p�t et de placement in Montreal before joining the research team of the Canadian Council on Social Development as a research associate. In 1998, he joined the team at the United Steelworkers of America in Quebec as an adviser on questions concerning pension and economic issues. Since 2001, he has worked as principal economist for the Canadian Labour Congress in Ottawa where he is responsible for looking at issues regarding the labour market, economic security for Canadian workers and the impacts of trade agreements
Federal: Defeated in Hull-Aylmer in 2004
Education: Holds a Ph.D. in ecology and has done post-doctorate studies on the governance of sustainable development. She also holds a diploma in international relations at the graduate level from Ottawa University.
Career background: She teaches public administration part time at Ottawa University and at l'École Nationale d'Administration Publique of Québec
Riding Address: 95 des Parulines Street, Gatineau, Que., J9A 1Z3