This riding is located in the central part of the city of Laval, on
Île Jésus, north of Montreal. It runs from Rivière-des-Prairies
in the south to Rivière-des-Milles-Îles in the north, between
Highway 15, the hydro transmission line and Boulevard des Laurentides in
the east and Boulevard Curé-Labelle and the hydro transmission lines
in the west.
Manufacturing, retail trade and the service sector are the major employers
in this riding. The average family income is $55,973 with an unemployment
rate of 6.2 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 75 per cent of the population have French
as a mother tongue, while five per cent list English. There are significant
Arabic, Italian and Spanish-speaking communities. The total immigrant
population is more than 16 per cent.
Laval riding was created in the 2004 redistribution from 70 per cent
of Laval Centre and 17 per cent of Laval West. The 1976 redistribution
created Laval-des-Rapides. It consisted of 32 per cent of Ahuntsic, 26
per cent of Laval, 22 per cent of Dollard and 20 per cent of Duvernay.
There was no change in the 1996 redistribution. The Laval-des-Rapides
riding name was changed to Laval Centre on July 23, 1990.
In 2004, BQ candidate Nicole Demers defeated Liberal Pierre Lafleur, winning
her first term in office and holding on to the seat for the Bloc.
In 1979, Liberal Jeanne Sauvé, who won in Ahuntsic in 1968, 1972
and 1974, ran in Laval-Des-Rapides. Sauvé was elected in 1979 and
in 1980. When she was appointed Speaker in 1980 and governor general in
1983, she was the first woman to hold these posts. In 1984, Liberal Raymond
Garneau was elected; in 1988, it was PC Jacques Tetreault.
1979-84 inclusive - LIB
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - BQ
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: Jan. 15, 1950
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Advertising and marketing, Laval University (1997)
Name of Spouse:
Career Background: Executive Director of the Vivre Chez-soi Foundation, Laval Home Support Cooperative (2001-04).;
Assistant Director, Marketing, Laval Home Support Cooperative (1995-2001)
Supervisor, Saint-Nom-de-Marie Boarding School (1991-1995);
Assistant to the Director, Regard 9 Detox Centre (1990);
Facilitator, Marcel Dutil Lodge, Anticostie Outfitters (1989);
General Manager, Auberge de la rivi�re rouge (1988);
Owner and Manager of the restaurant Chez Philippe (1986-1988);
Waitress, Meridien Hotel (1979-1986);
Appointment Secretary, President of WNEW TV (NY & LA), 1971-1976
Community Activities: Member of: comité de direction de la Coopérative de développement régional
Montréal-Laval (2003); Forum de la population de la régie Régionale de Laval (2003); comité
consultatif du Poste de police communautaire secteur 2 (2003); Organizing Committee, la découverte
du Parc des Prairies: (since 2000). Chair of the board of directors, Carrefour d'Intercultures (since 1996). Member of the board of directors,
Conseil des médias communautaires de Laval (since 2000); Coopérative de développement régional Montréal-Laval (2002).
Federal: Elected in Laval in 2004
Caucus: Critic area: Social Development (Families and Caregivers)
Riding Address: 2281 Le Corbusier Boul.,
Ottawa Address: Room 251 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Studied computer science and computer programming. Degree in video production
and management at Concordia University
Career Background: Has worked for several large firms in the printing, computer and peripherals sectors
Telephone: (514) 939-0934
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in
computer management from Université du Québec à Montréal and has a DESS with a major in
virtual community (education), also from UQAM
Career Background: Teacher at the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île for 14 years, during
which time she taught both children and adults. Designed and trained computer software courses
Community Activities: She sits on a number of school commission committees, including special events and management evaluation.
She has been a delegate at the F�d�ration des commissions scolaires
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: 1973
Education: College diploma in Social Sciences and studied history at the Université de Montréal
Career Background: Host on Radio Station CISM; including the
cultural program "Traces d'�toiles." Employed with Renaud-Bray for three years and was the president of a newly
organized union. Signed the first collective agreement with a bookstore in Quebec.
Teaches French at École secondaire Duval
Federal: Defeated in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie in 2004
Tel.: (514) 590-0036
Party: Green Party of Canada
Education: Degrees in Art History and and Communications from McGill University
Profession: Marketing and sales manager
Telephone: (514) 668-7683