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
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
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
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
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: July 22, 1947
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
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
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,
Ottawa Address: Room 533-S Centre Block
House of Commons,
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
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
Translator for the Immigration and Refugee Board
Party: Communist Party of Canada
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
Federal: Defeated in Laurier-Sainte-Marie in 1997, 2000; in Laurier in 2004
Party: Member of the Green Party since the 1980s
Boutique Je L'ai
159 Duluth Est
Ngong Soeung Tang
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Training in business administration from l'École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC)
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.
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)
Party: Marijuana Party of Canada
Provincial: Defeated in Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Laurier-Sainte Marie in 2004
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
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
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
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
Federal: Defeated in Laurier in 2004