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DISTRICT: Jonquière-Alma
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Jean-Pierre BlackburnCON2726252.09% X
Sébastien GagnonBQ2056939.3%
Martin BertrandNDP20283.87%
Gilles SavardLIB15502.96%
Sylvain DompierreGRN9281.77%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 223 of 223 polls reporting

Ridings

060 Jonquière-Alma

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Sébastien Gagnon (Incumbent)
CON:Jean-Pierre Blackburn
GRN:Sylvain Dompierre
LIB:Gilles Savard
NDP:Martin Bertrand


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This Saguenay riding has Lac Kénogami as its southern border. The riding includes part of the city of Saguenay containing the borough of Jonquière and part of the regional county municipalities of Lac-St-Jean-Est and Le Fjord-du-Saguenay. The city of Alma and the municipalities of Bégin, Larouche, St-Ambroise, St-Charles-de-Bourget and St-David-de-Falardeau fall in the riding.

The largest source of employment in the area is manufacturing, followed by retail trade and other services. In the 2001 census, more than 97 per cent listed French as a mother tongue, the third-highest in Canada. In the 1995 referendum, 71 per cent of the population voted in favour of separation. The average family income is $55,640 with unemployment of 13.2 per cent.

The Jonquière-Alma riding was created in 2004 with 90 per cent of Jonquière riding and 54 per cent of Lac-St-Jean–Saguenay. Jonquière riding was created in 1976 from 99 per cent of Lapointe and one per cent of Montmorency. In 1996, part of Chicoutimi was added.

Population: 97,344

Political History

In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Sébastian Gagnon defeated Liberal Daniel Giguère to win his second term as an MP. Giguère was first elected in Lac-St-Jean–Saguenay in a 2002 byelection.

In 2000, Bloc candidate Jocelyn Girard-Bujold defeated Liberal Jean-Guy Boily to win a second term as MP.

In Lapointe riding, Gilles Gregoire won for Social Credit in 1962, 1963 and for Raillement des Créditiste in 1965. Liberal Gilles Marceau won three terms in Lapointe beginning in 1968, then went on to win in Jonquière in 1979 and 1980, In 1984, Progressive Conservative Jean-Pierre Blackburn defeated Marceau. Blackburn won a second term in 1988. In 1993, BQ André Caron defeated Blackburn. Caron died in 1997 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Jonquière:
1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - BQ

Jonquière-Alma:
2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Sébastien Gagnon

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth date: May 21, 1973
Age: 32
Birthplace: Metabetchouan, Que.

Education: HEC, business administration (major in international trade); Laval, business management. School of Management Science: UQAM, business administration
Profession: Businessman

Career background: 2000-01, administrator, la Société de dévelopment économique du centre-ville de Montréal. 2000-01, director-general, la Société de gestion du fond jeunesse Québec. 2000-2002, president and director-general. Gestion Targa Community Involvement: 1994-95, member, board of directors, l'Association étudiante du Collège d'Alma. 1995-97, director, la commission des loisirs and on comit� de d�veloppement de M�tabetchouan. 1996-99, executive director, la F�d�ration �tudiante universitaire du Québec. 1999-00, director-general, la Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l'Université de Montréal

Community activities: Honourary chair, Gala régional Jeune entrepreneur du Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean. Administrator, Soci�t� de développement économique du centre- ville de Montréal (2000-2001) director, Commission des loisirs et au comité de développement de Métabetchouan (1995-1997)

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in December 2002 byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean-Saguenay, re-elected in 2004

Political History
Committee: Former member: Subcommittee on children and youth at risk, environment and sustainable development. Member: Canadian Heritage, Public Accounts
Caucus: Critic for regional development

Campaign Address:
3885, boul. Harvey, Jonqui�re, Que., G7H 9B1
418-547-2111
sebastiengagnon1@bellnet.ca
615, rue sacr�-Cour Ouest, Alma, Que., G8B 1M4
418-480-1112
sebastiengagnon@bellnet.ca
Riding Address:
425 rue Sacr�-Coeur Ouest, bur. 303, Alma, Que., G8B 1M2
418-668-0721
Ottawa Address:
Room 412, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
613-947-2745



Jean-Pierre Blackburn

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth date: July 6, 1948
Age: 57
Birthplace: Jonquiere, Que.

Education: Holds bachelor's degree in administration from the University of Québec, Chicoutimi and a master's in regional studies and intervention
Profession: Businessman

Career background: 1974-84, general manager of S.I.D.A.C.; Chicoutimi 1973-74, instructor of marketing at Jonquiere College and of computer science & accounting at Lapointe Regional School Board. He is currently president of Blackburn Communication Inc. The firm, established in the region in 1996, specializes in business development and public relations.

Electoral History
Federal: First elected in 1984. Re-elected in 1988; defeated in 1993

Political History
Cabinet:
Committee:
Caucus: Has served on parliamentary committees on the Constitution. Chair of the standing committee on labour, employment and immigration; co-chair of the public accounts committee; member of the committee on communications and culture; member of the general budgetary estimates committee.



Sylvain Dompierre

Party: Green Party of Canada

Campaign Address:
418-487-6539



Gilles Savard

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth date: December 15, 1948
Age: 57
Birthplace: Jonquiere, Que.

Education: UQAC - B.Ad., 1973; Teaching certificate, 1978; Certificate, 1983; MA, 1990
Profession: Teacher

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Maude Gorneau
Children: Chritine, Pierre, Marc

Career background: Teacher of business administration at the Cégep de Jonquiere and consultant for public and para-public companies. Co-author of numerous education books used by the province; has sat on various secondary and college level advisory committees and has been a member of the board of directors of several businesses

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Jonquière in 1993

Campaign Address:
Gilles.Savard@plcq.org
savard.plcq.ca



Martin Bertrand

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: Sept. 3, 1971
Age: 34
Birthplace: Alma, Que.

Education: B.Sc. in biology (Laval University); M.Sc. in renewable resources - microbiology (University of Quebec at Chicoutimi)
Profession: Teacher

Children: Sara-Maude and Michel

Career Background: Biology teacher at the Cégep de Jonquière. Consultant and regional office manager for Maheu et Maheu an anti-parasite service. Member of the board of ZIP Saguenay (1997-98) and the executive committee of ZIP Alma-Jonquière (1999-2003). (ZIP is a non-profit environmental umbrella organization). Manager of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean chapter of the the Association des Biologists du Qué (1997 - 2000). Member of the board for the Les affaires étudiants corporation at Cégep de Jonquière (2003-2005)

Community Activities: Volunteer with organizations including: Red Cross, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Québec, Festirame, Drôle de Week-end

Campaign Office:
220 rue Xavier
Alma, Que.
G8B 5B5
(418) 668-1508
Martin.Bertrand@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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