This urban riding is situated on the southern part of the Island of Montreal. It contains that
part of Montreal bounded by St. Lawrence River in the southwest, the Lachine Canal in
the northwest and Avenue de l'Église, Rue Laurendeau, Boulevard Desmarchais and Boulevard de
la Verendyre in the east. The riding includes the former city of LaSalle, part of the former
Verdun as well as Île aux Hérons.
Manufacturing is the major industry in this riding, while retail trade, finance and
insurance industries are other important employers. Rented dwellings far outnumber owned
dwellings, 63 per cent to 37 per cent. The average family income is $52,786 with unemployment
of 8.6 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, only 51 per cent of the population have French as a mother
tongue, while 22 per cent have English as a mother tongue and eight per cent have Italian. The
total immigrant population is 22.5 per cent, with significant representation from the Italian,
Chinese and East Indian communities.
There was no change to this riding in the 2004 redistribution. LaSalle was established in
1966 and in 1973, it became LaSalle-Émard-Côte-St-Paul. In 1976, it changed back to
LaSalle. In 1986, LaSalle-Émard was created from 100 per cent of LaSalle, four per cent of
Verdun-St-Paul and two per cent of St-Henri-Westmount. In 1996, part of Verdun-St-Paul was
This is Prime Minister Paul Martin's riding. In 2004, Martin
defeated Bloc Québécois candidate Thierry Larrivée
by 11,805 votes. He was first elected in 1988, and became
minister of finance in 1993 and minister responsible for the federal
office of regional development-Quebec from 1993 to 1996. He remained
as minister of finance until June 2, 2002, was elected leader of
the Liberal party on Nov. 14, 2003, and was sworn in as Canada's
21st prime minister on Dec. 12, 2003.
Liberal John Campbell was MP for the riding for four terms beginning in 1972. In 1984,
Progressive Conservative Claude Lanthier won a single term in office after defeating
1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984 - PC
Since 1988 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Education: LL.B (McGill); BA (McGill)
Children: One, expecting a second on election day
Career Background: General Manager, Chinese Family Services of Greater Montreal (since May 2001).
Worked in immigration law in Montreal and founded Barrou H�bert Chiu
Community Activities: GRILA, Research and Action Group for the Liberation of
Africa (since 1989); LEAF, the Women's Legal Education and Action
Fund (since 2002); Cultural Community Committee of the Quebec Bar
(1999-2005); Council on Intercultural Relations (2005); Cuba-Si
Coalition (1994-1996); Board of Directors and representative of the Chinese
community on the Committee for the Borugh Organizations of St.
Laurent (2003-2005); Executive Committee of the Centre for
Cooperation with El Salvador (1992-1993)
Riding Address: 5300 Notre-Dame-De-Grâce (coin Décarie)
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Montréal, Que.
Education: Certificate in insurance and financial intervention from the Université de Qué à
Profession: Insurance broker
Career Background: Life insurance broker since 1995
Community Activities: Involved in community's Scouts movement, a youth centre and was president of the Mont-Rose optimists'
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 28, 1938
Birthplace: Windsor, Ont.
Education: University of Ottawa, Senior Matriculation, 1962. University of Toronto, honours BA (Philosophy & History), 1965.
Osgoode Hall, LL.B., 1966
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sheila Ann Cowan
Children: Paul, David, Jamie
Career Background: Lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt (1966-1969). Assistant secretary to Power Corp. (1967). Vice-president at
Consolidated Bathurst (seven months in 1970). A vice-president at Power Corp. (1969-1973). Vice-president of Power Corp. (1976-1981).
President and CEO of Canada Steamship Lines Inc.; chairman and CEO, Canada Steamship Lines Inc. (1981-1988). Former member and a
founding director of the North-South Institute and Canadian Council for Native Enterprises
Community Activities: Former member of Centre for Research and Action on Race Relations, Canadian Centre for Arms Control and
Disarmament, Association des Artistes de La Salle, British North American Committee, and Amnesty International
Party: Co-chair of National Platform Committee and Member of National Campaign Committee for 1993 election. Co-author of the
first "Red Book."
Federal: Elected in LaSalle-�mard in 1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004
Cabinet: Minister of finance (1993-2002); Minister responsible for Federal Office of Regional Development Quebec (1993-96);
Sworn in as Prime Minister, Dec. 12, 2003
Committee: Former vice-chair of Environment Committee; Chair of cabinet committees on: Priorities and Planning; Global Affairs;
Canada/U.S.; and Aboriginal Affairs (December 2003)
Caucus: Served as critic for Urban Affairs and Housing, Treasury Board, and Environment
Leadership: Defeated as candidate for Liberal Leadership in 1990. Became Liberal leader on Nov. 14, 2003. His father, Paul, was
an MP from 1935-1968 and a cabinet minister from 1945-1957 and from 1963-1968, then a senator from 1968-1974
Riding Address: 7731 Newman Blvd.
Ottawa Address: 3rd Floor, Centre Block
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0A6
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1947
Birthplace: Shawinigan, Que.
Career Background: Taught high school in Lasalle for 35 years
Federal: Defeated in Montcalm in 2004
Telephone: (514) 766-9616
Birth Date: July, 1977
Birthplace: Ange-Gardien de Rouville, Québec
Education: Certificate in Creative Writing and written french, minor in
Linguistics, concentration in French grammar
Profession: Political activist in the Canadian LaRouche Youth Movement
Career Background: Lobbied the Canadian House of Commons, the U.S.
Congress, unions, universities and so on to promote Lyndon LaRouche's
concept of a New Bretton Woods and how to return to an FDR-style economic
approach for the whole world
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Provincial: Defeated in Montmorency in 1994. Defeated in Jean-Lesage in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Montmorency-Orleans in 1988 and in Beauport-Montmorency-Orléans in 1997. Defeated in Beauport-Montmorency-Côte-de-Beaupré-Ile-d'Orleans in 2000
and in LaSalle-Émard in 2004