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DISTRICT: Laurier-Sainte-Marie
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Gilles DuceppeBQ2677354.69% X
François GrégoireNDP816516.68%
Soeung TangLIB609512.45%
Dylan Perceval-MaxwellGRN40648.3%
Carlos De SousaCON31246.38%
Nicky TanguayMP3380.69%
Jocelyne LeducIND1570.32%
Ginette BoutetML1370.28%
Evelyn Elizabet RuizCOM1000.2%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 207 of 207 polls reporting


065 Laurier-Sainte-Marie

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Gilles Duceppe (Incumbent)
CON:Carlos de Sousa
CPC:Evelyn Ruiz
GRN:Dylan Perceval-Maxwell
IND:Jocelyne Leduc
LIB:Ngong Soeung Tang
MP:Nicky Tanguay
MLP:Ginette Boutet
NDP:François Grégoire


 Riding Map
This riding includes part of downtown Montreal and is located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, which is its eastern boundary. The western boundary is the CP line. The riding runs from Boulevard St-Laurent in the south to the CP line, Sherbrooke Street East, Rue Sheppard and Rue Dufresne in the north.

It takes in part of downtown, affluent parts of Plateau Mont-Royal and the working-class neighbourhoods south of Sherbrooke Street East. Concordia University and Université du Québec at Montreal are in riding.

The service industry is predominant in this riding, followed by educational, health and social services. Almost 30 per cent of the population has a university degree. The average family income is $55,822 with an unemployment rate of 9.6 per cent. More than 78 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rented.

According to the 2001 census, almost 77 per cent of the population is francophone, while almost seven per cent is anglophone. There are significant Spanish, Arabic and Chinese communities. The total immigrant population is 16.54 per cent.

In 2004, the riding remained 89 per cent the same, with the addition of 12 per cent of Outremont in the southwest. The riding was established in 1986 as Laurier–Ste-Marie and became Laurier in 2004. The riding was created in 1986 from 61 per cent of Montreal–Ste-Marie, 41 per cent of Laurier and 30 per cent of St-Jacques. In 1996, a part of Rosemont was added.

Population: 100,454

Political History
This is Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe's riding. He won by more than 20,000 votes in 2004.

Duceppe was first elected in a 1990 byelection following the death of Liberal Jean-Claude Malepart, defeating Liberal Denis Coderre and becoming the first BQ member elected to House of Commons on that platform. (Previous MPs had left other parties to form a BQ caucus in the House.) He became leader of the Bloc in 1997.

Laurier riding was Liberal from 1935. Liberal David Berger was elected in 1979, 1980 and 1984. In 1995, he became Canada's ambassador to Israel.

1988 - LIB
1990 byelection, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ


Gilles Duceppe

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: July 22, 1947
Age: 58
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: University of Montreal, Political Science. BA from Coll�ge Mont-St-Louis
Profession: Trade unionist

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Yolande Brunelle
Children: Am�lie, Alexis

Career Background: Vice-president, Quebec students' union (UGEQ) from 1968-69. Director, Quartier Latin newspaper, 1970-71. Co-ordinator, (Montreal) Company of Young Canadians, 1974-77. Negotiator, Union of Salaried Employees of Royal Victoria Hospital, 1977-81. Counsellor, CSN, 1981-90. Alternate member, B�langer-Campeau Commission, 1991

Electoral History
Party: First BQ MP elected in 1990. President of BQ fundraising campaign, 1993. Co-chair of 1995 referendum campaign
Federal: Elected in Laurier-Sainte Marie byelection on Aug. 13, 1990; then in general elections in 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History
Cabinet: Member of Board of Internal Economy; Procedure and House Affairs Committee, 1994-96
Committee: Former critic for Status of Women, Labour, Employment and Immigration, Multiculturalism, Tourism, Native and Northern Affairs, Defence, Veterans' Affairs. Former whip. Former House leader. He was the first elected member of the BQ
Riding Address: 305-1717, boul Ren�-L�vesque Est,
Montreal, Que.
(514) 522-1339
Ottawa Address: Room 533-S Centre Block
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-6779

Carlos de Sousa

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: He graduated from the Institut de Oporto in Portugal and studied marketing and management at the Centre international de Glion in Switzerland.

Career Background: Lived and worked in the U.S. President and co-founder of CDS Soccer Inc. in Montreal, a company specializing in sports management. Previously worked as the publisher of the Portuguese newspaper A Voz de Portugal as well as in several communications companies. Translator for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Riding Address:

Evelyn Ruiz

Party: Communist Party of Canada

Riding Address:

Dylan Perceval-Maxwell

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Enrolled at McGill to research climate change. Studied part-time from 1990 to 1993
Career Background: Initiated Montreal's 2002 Bio-Bus project, after having successfully converted several vehicles to vegetable-based fuels. Owns a boutique in Montreal that provides eco-information and alternatives

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Laurier-Sainte-Marie in 1997, 2000; in Laurier in 2004

Political History
Party: Member of the Green Party since the 1980s

Riding Address:
Boutique Je L'ai
159 Duluth Est
Montreal, Que.
H2W 1H4
(514) 982-2442

Ngong Soeung Tang

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: Training in business administration from l'École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC)
Profession: Businessman

Career Background: Began career as the director of business development for import-export. Ddirector of market development for a technology company before starting his own business as a consultant for Canadian-Asian relations. Through his business, he has dealt with various levels of government, particularly federal ministerial departments. He also worked as a UN international election observer for the 1998 Cambodian general election and was involved in the 1997 Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty and the Sommet de la Francophonie in Moncton in 1999.

Electoral History
Party: Treasurer of Young Liberals of Canada. Worked on election campaigns for all levels of government since 1993, but has focused the majority of his efforts to the LPC(Q)

Nicky Tanguay

Party: Marijuana Party of Canada

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Laurier-Sainte Marie in 2004

Ginette Boutet

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques in 2003
Federal: Defeated in LaSalle-Emard in 1993; in York South-Weston in 1997; and in Laurier-Sainte-Marie in 2000 and 2004

François Grégoire

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: Master's degree in Political Science in 1975; one year of doctorate program in Political Science, a Master's program in History; took courses in Psychology and Communications
Profession: Instructor

Career Background: Teacher of Political Science at the Collège Édouard-Montpetit since 1974, except for a three-year period during which he worked at the Cégep de Chicoutimi and the Cégep Maisonneuve. Delegate to the Conseil central de Montr�al of the CSN, then to the F�d�ration nationale des enseignants et enseignantes du Qu�bec (FNEEQ-CSN); and in 1993, was elected to the FNEEQ health and safety committee.

Community Activities: Coordinator of RAP-Montreal from January 1998 to January 2001. Executive member of the Laurier NDP Association since the fall of 2003. In 2003 and 2004. published at �ditions Lanct�t La face cach�e de l'ADQ and Les Palestiniens, un peuple priv� de ses droits

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Laurier in 2004

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