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DISTRICT: Lac-Saint-Louis
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Francis ScarpaleggiaLIB2558848.17% X
Andrea PaineCON1416426.66%
Daniel QuinnNDP570210.73%
Anne-Marie GuertinBQ40647.65%
Peter GrahamGRN36056.79%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 210 of 210 polls reporting


061 Lac-St-Louis

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Anne-Marie Guertin
CON:Andrea Paine
GRN:Peter Graham
LIB:Francis Scarpaleggia (Incumbent)
NDP:Dan Quinn


 Riding Map
This riding on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River contains the southwest corner of the Island of Montreal. It is hemmed on three sides by water with Lac-St-Louis in the south, Lac des Deux Montagnes in the west and Rivière des Prairies in the north. The rest of the border runs from Rivière des Prairies along Boulevard Jacques Bizard, the border of the former Dollard des Ormeaux and Boulevard des Sources.

Manufacturing is the major employer in this riding, followed by retail trade and wholesale trade. Almost 24 per cent of the population have a university degree, while less than three per cent have less than a Grade 9 education. The average family income is $94,291 and unemployment is 5.3 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, 47 per cent of population have English as their mother tongue, while only 29 per cent list French. The largest ethnic communities are Italian, Chinese and East Indian. The total immigrant population is almost 21 per cent.

In 2004, nine per cent from Pierrefonds-Dollard have been added in the northwest. This riding was established as Lachine riding in 1976 from portions of Lachine–Bord-du-Lac and Vaudreuil ridings. In 1986, it became Lachine–Lac-St-Louis. In the 1996 redistribution, the riding became Lac-St-Louis, combining 65 per cent of Lachine–Lac-St-Louis, 24 per cent of Vaudreuil and nine per cent of Pierrefonds-Dollard.

Population: 101,919

Political History
Liberal Francis Scarpaleggia is serving his first term as an MP in this riding, after winning 63 per cent of the vote in 2004.

In 2000, Liberal Clifford Lincoln defeated Progressive Conservative Daniel Gendron to win a second term in Lac-St-Louis.

Lachine–Bord-du-Lac was PC in 1957 and 1958 but otherwise Liberal from 1935-1974 inclusive. Liberal Rod Blaker won in 1972 and 1974 in Lachine-Bord-du-Lac and in 1979 and 1980 in Lachine, defeating PC Peter Blaikie. In 1984, PC Bob Layton won and was appointed minister of state for mines. He won a second term in 1988 in Lachine–Lac-St-Louis.

1966-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


Anne-Marie Guertin

Party: Bloc Québécois

Education: BA (Concordia University)
Profession: Public Relations

Career Background: Currently a communications assistant with, Corus Qu�bec, responsiblities include Rogers Media Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs.

Riding Address: www.blocquebecois.org

Francis Scarpaleggia

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth date: June 6, 1957
Age: 48
Birthplace: Montréal

Education: Holds a bachelor's degree from McGill University and a master's in economics from Columbia; diploma in administration from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University
Profession: Businessman

Marital status: Married
Children: Two

Career background: After following a one-year training program with Petro-Canada, he began his career with Comterm as chief of corporate development and assistant to the president. In 1988, he joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as a financial analyst. Between 1990 and 1991, he had his own company and was awarded two major contracts as a business development consultant. Professor of business administration at Dawson College, where he taught marketing, accounting and entrepreneurship. 1993-2004, political adviser to Clifford Lincoln.

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Lac-Saint-Louis in 2004

Political History
Committee: Member: Government Operations and Estimates; Transport

Andrea Paine

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Age: 42

Education: Graduated from Concordia University with a double major in journalism and political science, and studied civil law for four years at Université Laval.

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Eric Casarotto
Children: Stephanie, Alexandra and Emma

Career background: A member of the provincial Quebec Liberal party, she has also been an assistant to the member of the National Assembly for her riding. She also had many different positions with the cabinets of the ministers of Fisheries, Education and Transport, as press secretary and policy adviser. She was also responsible for the media during the 1995 referendum. Other positions included work in communications for the Jean Charest leadership campaign for the PC party, and a member of the quick reaction team at PC headquarters in Ottawa. She is currently legislative assistant to the Opposition House leader in Ottawa.

Community activities: Has held several volunteer positions for non-profit organizations on the West Island. She was publicity director on the board of directors for the West Island Women's Centre, and sits on the board of directors for both the West Island Community Resource Centre and Kuper Academy.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Pierrefonds in 2004

Dan Quinn

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: Completed his D.E.C. in liberal arts (histoire et civilization) at John Abbott College; went on to study history and political science at Concordia University
Marital status:
Name of spouse:

Community activities: He is an active member of Holy Family Parish, where he coaches a floor hockey team and is a member of the readers' club. He has worked at Camp Caritas, a non-profit sports camp for adolescents, as a cabin leader. This summer, he will be working there as an assistant director.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Lac-Saint-Louis in 2004

Peter Graham

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Bachelor's in economics from McGill; bachelor's in environmental studies from University of Waterloo; undergraduate certificate in general management from Concordia University
Profession: Businessman

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Shirley
Children: John and Martha

Career background: Launched and managed his own international freight forwarding business between 1995 and 2002

Community activities: Is a volunteer tour guide at the Eco-museum in Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, where he designed and teaches an environmental summer camp program for teens. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Terra Cotta Conservation Area Project in his home town of Pointe Claire.

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Nelligan in 2003
Federal:Defeated in Lac-Saint-Louis in 2004

Riding Address: 166, Sunderland
Pointe-Claire, Que.
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