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DISTRICT: LaSalle-Émard
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Paul MartinLIB2275148.41% X
May ChiuBQ1350128.73%
Georges-Alexand BastienCON599412.75%
Russ JohnsonNDP28055.97%
Serge BellemareGRN15123.22%
Jean-Philippe LebleuIND2810.6%
Jean-Paul BédardML1520.32%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 196 of 196 polls reporting


063 LaSalle-Émard

2006 Candidates:
BQ:May Chiu
CON:Georges-Alexandre Bastien
GRN:Serge Bellemare
IND:Jean-Philippe Lebleu
LIB:Paul Martin (Incumbent)
MLP:Jean-Paul Bédard
NDP:Russ Johnson


 Riding Map
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 added.

Population: 99,767

Political History
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 Campbell.

1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984 - PC

Since 1988 - LIB


May Chiu

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birthplace: Hong Kong

Education: LL.B (McGill); BA (McGill)
Profession: Lawyer

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) Montréal Québec

Georges-Alexandre Bastien

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birthplace: Montréal, Que.

Education: Certificate in insurance and financial intervention from the Université de Qué à Montréal
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' club

Paul Martin

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: Aug. 28, 1938
Age: 67
Birthplace: Windsor, Ont.

Education: University of Ottawa, Senior Matriculation, 1962. University of Toronto, honours BA (Philosophy & History), 1965. Osgoode Hall, LL.B., 1966
Profession: Lawyer

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

Electoral History
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

Political History
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.
LaSalle, Que.
(514) 363-0954

Ottawa Address: 3rd Floor, Centre Block
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0A6
(613) 992-4284

Serge Bellemare

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: 1947
Birthplace: Shawinigan, Que.

Profession: Teacher

Career Background: Taught high school in Lasalle for 35 years

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Montcalm in 2004

Telephone: (514) 766-9616

Jean-Philippe Lebleu

Party: Independent

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

Riding Address:

Jean-Paul Bédard

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Electoral History
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

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