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DISTRICT: La Pointe-de-l'Ile
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Francine LalondeBQ2936860.46% X
Christian PrévostCON740215.24%
Marie-Migniaud DominiqueLIB685514.11%
Nicolas TremblayNDP34077.01%
Benjamin RankinGRN15443.18%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 216 of 216 polls reporting

Ridings

062 La Pointe-de-l'Île

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Francine Lalonde (Incumbent)
CON:Christian Prévost
GRN:Benjamin Rankin
LIB:Marie-Mignaud Dominique
NDP:Nicolas Tremblay


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding is located in the eastern end of Montreal. The riding is bounded by Rivière-des-Prairies in the north, the St. Lawrence River in the east, Rue de Cadillac in the south and Sherbrooke Street East, the southwest limit of the former Montréal-Est, Boulevard Henri-Bourassa and Highway 40 in the east.

The riding is highly industrialized, with oil refineries, high technology industries and some steel manufacturing. The average family income is $53,908 with unemployment of 7.7 per cent.

This riding is mainly francophone, and according to the 2001 census, 86 per cent have French as a mother tongue. There is also a significant Italian community in the riding. About 55 per cent are renters.

In 2004, all of Mercier riding, three per cent of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and a small area from Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies were combined into La Pointe-de-l'Île. This riding was established in 1933 as Mercier. From 1981-1987, it was Montreal-Mercier. In 1996, 10 per cent of the riding moved into Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Population: 98,878

Political History
In 2004, the BQ's Françine Lalonde defeated Liberal Jean-Claude Gobé to win a fourth term in office.

In Mercier, Liberal Prosper Boulanger was MP from 1962 to 1979. Liberal Celine Hervieux-Payette won in 1979 and 1980 and was appointed minister of state for fitness and amateur sport in 1983 and minister of state for youth in 1984. Progressive Conservative Carole Jacques won in 1984 and 1988, but was defeated when she ran again in 1993 as a non-affiliated candidate. In 1993, she was charged with influence-peddling, conspiracy and breach of trust relating to a 1991 loan from the Industry Department. She pleaded not guilty, but Prime Minister Kim Campbell would not endorse her PC candidacy.

1935-1957 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Francine Lalonde

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: Aug. 24, 1940
Age: 64
Birthplace: Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.

Profession: Trade unionist

Children: Dominique, Julien, Philippe

Career Background: Latin and History teacher, Couvent Hochelaga et é la CECM (1960-1964) History teacher, Coll�ge Basile-Moreau (Cégep St-Laurent) (1964-1968). Information Director and President, Secteur cégep de la CSN (1969-1970). Professor at the University of Montreal, at the University of Quebec in Montreal, at the Unviersity of Quebec in Chicoutimi and l'École des hautes études commerciales (1986-1993). Coordinator, Société coopérative de produits électriques et de moteurs (1984). Coordinator, Comité de coordination des F&eacufe;dérations du secteur privé la CSN (1980-1983). President, Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (1970-1976 et 1979-1980). First Vice-President of the CSN (1976-1978)

Electoral History
Party: Program adviser to the PQ (1991-1993); Member, National Executive of the Parti Qu�b�ecois (1988-1991); Candidate for the PQ Presidency (1985) Provincial: Defeated for the PQ in St.-Henri in 1985 and 1989
Federal: Elected in Mercier in 1993, 1997, 2000

Political History
Cabinet: Quebec: Jan.-June 1985 - Minister Responsible for Status of Women
Committee: 1993-97 - Vice-Chair, Human Resources Development. Former Member: Industry. Member: Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Caucus: Caucus: Former critic for: Human Resources Development; Industry, Employment and Economic Development; Literacy Critic for Foreign Affairs since 1999

Riding Address: 101-11975, rue Victoria
Montreal, Que.
(514) 645-0101



Christian Prévost

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Career Background: Works as a promoter, organizer and co-ordinator of sporting events in several countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Portugal, Belgium, Greece, and Japan. Currently working at the Port of Montr�al
Community Involvement: Founder of: Beach Soccer, Soccer-Volleyball (Footvolley), and Soccer-Tennis. Quebec founder of International Indoor Soccer (Futsal). Chair and Canada's official representative abroad for beach soccer. Member of several international sports federations and has organized a number of international-level competitions and tournaments. Produced and directed sports programs for RDS and CJNT

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in La Pointe-de-l'Île in 2004



Marie-Mignaud Dominique

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthplace: Montréal, Que.

Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Immigration and Inter-ethnic Relations at the University of Québec in Montreal
Profession: Auditor

Career Background: Compliance auditor for a financial services company

Community Activities: Spokesperson for the Centre pour l'encadrement des femmes et des familles en difficulté (CEFEDI) and works with foreign students



Nicolas Tremblay

Party: New Democratic Party


Education: Student, Collège de Rosemont and Collège du Vieux-Montréal

Community Activities: Training with St. John Ambulance



Riding Address:
http://www.ndp.ca/nicolastremblay/welcome




Benjamin Rankin

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Studying Political Science and International Development at McGill University
Community Activities: United Way's "Youth in Action" award in 2004

Political History
Party: President of the Green Party of McGill
Telephone: (514) 574-8084



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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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