This is a largely rural riding in southwestern Quebec, northwest of
Montreal. The riding contains the regional county municipalities of Antoine-Labelle
and Les Laurentides and part of Les Pays-d'en-Haut. It includes Doncaster
Indian Reserve No. 17, the cities of Ste-Marguerite-Estérel and Ste-Adèle
and the municipalities of Ste-Anne-des-Lacs, St-Sauveur, St-Sauveur-des-Monts
Tourism and related industries are important to the economy because of the golf courses and ski resorts in the riding. The average family income is $53,356 with an unemployment rate of 10.9 per cent.
The total immigrant population is more than three per cent and 90 per
cent of residents are francophone.
The riding of Laurentides-Labelle was created in the 2004 redistribution from 45 per cent of Laurentides riding and 33 per cent of Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle riding.
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Johanne Deschamps received
almost twice as many votes as Liberal Dominique Boyer in Laurentides-Labelle.
Deschamps had lost to Liberal Robert Bertrand in Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle
In 2000 in Laurentides, BQ candidate Monique Guay also defeated Boyer
to win a third term.
Liberal Henri Bourassa was MP in Labelle riding from 1896-1930. He was founder of the newspaper Le Devoir and a strong voice against conscription and for Quebec nationalism.
Liberal Maurice Dupras won the 1970 byelection in Labelle and was re-elected for another
four terms. He was appointed Consul General in Bordeaux, France, in 1984. Prime Minister
Brian Mulroney cancelled the appointment when the Progressive Conservatives took office and
Dupras sued. Tory Fernand Ladouceur won in 1984, and in 1988, PC Jacques Vien became the
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: April 2, 1959
Birthplace: St-Jovite, Que.
Education: Administration certificate and accounting certificate. UQAM Certificate in communications.
Diploma in educational and career advice. D.E.C. in humanities (1976-1979)
Career Background: Political attaché to Sylvain Pagé, MNA for Labelle, since 2001. Political attaché
to chief whip in National Assembly, 2001. Administrative assistant, Treasury Board, 1999-2001. Administrative assistant at the
Mont-Laurier diocese, 1991-2000
Community Activities: Director, société nationale des Québécoises et des Québécois,
since 1999. President of the Bloc Québécois chapter in Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle since 2000.
Vice-president of the Mont-Laurier Diabetes Association, 1999-2003. Director of Habitations les jardins verts, 1998-2001
Party: Member of the Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle BQ Executive
Municipal: Municipal councillor since 1994. Commissioner, Commission scolaire Pierre-Neveu since 1998
Federal: Defeated in Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle in 2000, elected in Laurentides-Labelle
Committee: Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
Riding Address: 476 du Pont Street, Suite 2 PO Box 57
Ottawa Address: House of Commons
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Diplômé (l'Université du Québec à Montréal)
Profession: Self-employed consultant
Career Background: A lobbyist and consultant in urban planning at the federal and provincial levels.
During the Mulroney era was the principal private secretary of Secretary of State Robert de Cotret, and an assistant to then Minister
for Transport, Beno�t Bouchard
Party: Green Party of Canada
Tel.: (819) 322-2397
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Holds a college diploma in management and real estate; also holds a piloting diploma
Career Background: He was a developer, administrator and manager of trade unions in Mount-Tremblant. He
also owned and managed a seniors' residence for 10 years.
Party: New Democratic Party
Community Activities: Volunteered with in the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Society in December 2005 and currently volunteers with the Accueil chez Fr�d�ric.