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.
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
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
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth date: June 6, 1957
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
Marital status: Married
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.
Federal: Elected in Lac-Saint-Louis in 2004
Committee: Member: Government Operations and Estimates; Transport
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
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
Federal: Defeated in Pierrefonds in 2004
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
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.
Federal: Defeated in Lac-Saint-Louis in 2004
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
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
Provincial: Defeated in Nelligan in 2003
Federal:Defeated in Lac-Saint-Louis in 2004
Riding Address: 166, Sunderland