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DISTRICT: Jeanne-Le Ber
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Thierry St-CyrBQ2021340.22% X
Liza FrullaLIB1711834.06%
Pierre-Olivier BrunelleCON595111.84%
Matthew McLauchlinNDP46219.19%
Claude William GenestGRN23574.69%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 230 of 230 polls reporting


058 Jeanne Le Ber

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Thierry St-Cyr
CON:Pierre Olivier Brunelle
GRN:William Genest
LIB:Liza Frulla (Incumbent)
NDP:Matthew McLauchlin


 Riding Map
This riding, in the southwest corner of the Island of Montreal, runs from the St. Lawrence River in the east to Autoroute Ville Marie in the west, from Rue Université and Highway 10 in the north to Boulevard La Verendyre, Boulevard Desmarchais, Rue Laurendeau and Avenue l'Eglise in the south.

This riding includes lower-income areas such as Verdun and Pointe-St-Charles and the more affluent residential area of Nun's Island. Manufacturing, including Imperial Tobacco, is the major industry in this riding, followed by other services.

The majority of the population in this riding is francophone, but almost 19 per cent have English as a mother tongue. The total immigrant population is over 16 per cent, with Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Italian communities.

Almost 17 per cent of the population have a university degree, but at the same time almost 13 per cent have less than a Grade 9 education. According to the 2001 census, 72 per cent rent their homes. The average family income is $57,496 and unemployment is 9.8 per cent.

In 2004, all of the riding of Verdun–St-Henri–St-Paul–Pointe-St-Charles and 12 per cent of Westmount-Ville Marie were combined to create Jeanne Le Bar. This riding existed as Verdun from 1933 to 1947 and from 1952 to 1980. In the 1976 redistribution, the riding became Verdun–St-Paul. In 1996, part of St-Henri–Westmount was added and the riding was established as Verdun–St-Henri. The name changed to Verdun–St-Henri–St-Paul–Pointe-St-Charles in 2000.

Population: 103,092

Political History

Liberal Liza Frulla, the minister of social development, was re-elected here in 2004 by 72 votes, narrowly defeating Thierry St-Cyr of the Bloc Québécois. Frulla was first elected after being appointed a candidate by then-prime minister Jean Chrétien in a 2002 byelection. She was named minister of Canadian heritage and minister responsible for the status of women in July 2004.

In 2000, in Verdun–St-Henri, Raymond Lavigne defeated BQ candidate Pedro Utillano to win a second term. He was first elected in Verdun–St-Paul in 1993.

In 2000, in Verdun–St-Henri, Raymond Lavigne defeated BQ candidate Pedro Utillano to win a second term. He was first elected in Verdun–St-Paul in 1993. Lavigne was appointed to Senate in 2002.

Liberal Bryce Mackasey held the riding of Verdun–St-Paul from 1962 until 1976 when he resigned. He served as minister of labour, minister of manpower and immigration, postmaster general and minister of consumer and corporate affairs.

Liberal Raymond Savard won a byelection in 1977 and was re-elected in 1979 and 1980. Progressive Conservative Gilbert Chartrand won in 1984 and 1988. In 1990, he resigned from the PC caucus to join the BQ. He rejoined the PC caucus in April of 1991 and didn't run in 1993.

1935 - CONS
1940-1957 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962-1980 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2002 byelection - LIB

Jeanne Le Bar:
2004 - LIB


Thierry St-Cyr

Party: Bloc Québécois

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, University of Sherbrooke (2001); Computer Engineering, University de technologie de Compiègne, France (1999)international bachelor's in science and nature, Genève
Profession: Businessman

Career background: He was a manager dealing with quality and metric control at Motorola, an assistant professor of engineering at Sherbrooke university and was president and shareholder in an information technology company.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Jeanne Le Ber in 2004

Campaign Address:
3721, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montr�al, Que.

Pierre Olivier Brunelle

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Graduated from the �cole des Hautes �tudes commerciales (HEC Montr�al). Is a certified management accountant.
Profession: Manages an office furniture manufacturing company

Community Activities: Former president of a student cooperative, Coop HEC Montr�al.

Campaign Address:

William Genest

Party: Green Party of Canada

Profession: Actor

Career background: Lives part time on a permaculture farm about an hour from Montreal on the Vermont side of the Canada/U.S. border. Working with Holly Dressel, who co-authored Good News for a Change with David Suzuki, he wrote a script for a TV show dealing with sustainability. The concept, Regeneration: the Art of Sustainable Living, has been picked up by the Life Network.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Jean in 2004

Campaign Address:

Liza Frulla

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth date: March 30, 1949
Age: 56
Birthplace: Montréal, Que.

Education: Holds an arts degree from Basile-Moreau College and a master's of education from the University of Montréal
Profession: Journalist

Career background: She worked on the 1976 Olympic Gamses organizing committee before becoming a sportswriter. She was later a director of marketing and communications at Labatt Breweries and later served as the vice-president and general manager of CKAC Radio. She also hosted her own show, Liza.

Community activities: She has served on the board of several organizations including Hôtel-Dieu Hospital Foundation, the Québec Cancer Foundation, the Québec the Young Entrepreneurs Association, the Advertising Club of Montréal and the Mental Illness Foundation.

Electoral History
Provincial: Elected in Marguerite-Bourgeoys in 1989, 1994; did not run in 1998
Federal: Won byelection Verdun-Saint-Henri-Saint-Paul-Pointe Saint-Charles on May 13, 2002. Appointed candidate by Chretien in byelection; won in Jeanne Le Ber in 2004

Political History
Cabinet: Minister of Canadian Heritage and minister responsible for the Status of Women; former minister of Social Development

Campaign Address:
Riding Address:
5831 Verdun St., Verdun, Que.
Ottawa Address:
Room 256, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.

Matthew McLauchlin

Party: New Democratic Party

Birthplace: Saint John, N.B.

Education: Holds a DEC from Marianopolis College and a BA in linguistics from McGill University
Profession: Translator

Career background: Has been a freelance computer instructor, library assistant and editorial assistant at a media corporation. Has worked as a translator for five years.

Community activities: Has been an activist for eight years, working for gay and lesbian rights, alternative globalization, housing, and public transportation. Has run or worked with a number of gay and lesbian community services, participated with POPIR-Comité Logement du Sud-Ouest, and served on the board of Head and Hands, a youth social service organization. He is a member of the board of directors of NDP-Quebec section and co-president of the NDP-Quebec LGBTT Affirmative Action Committee.

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