067 Laval-Les Îles
This urban riding is made up of the western part of the city of Laval.
Rivières-des-Milles-Îles is the northwest boundary and Rivière-des-Prairies
is on the southwest. The eastern boundary is 83rd Avenue, Boulevard Curé-Labelle,
Highway 117 and the hydro transmission lines.
This is a predominantly residential riding. The main employers are manufacturing,
including pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, followed by retail
trade and other services. The average family income is $68,692 and unemployment
rate is 6.4 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 59 per cent have French as a mother tongue, while 27 per cent have a mother tongue other than French or English. The total immigrant population is almost 22 per cent.
In 2004, the riding name was changed to Laval-Les Îles, keeping
83 per cent of the former Laval West territory. The riding was established
in 1949 as Laval and the name was changed to Laval West in 1990. There
were no changes in the 1996 redistribution.
In 2004, Liberal Raymonde Folco defeated Bloc Québécois
candidate Micaël Poirier to win a third term as MP.
Liberal Marcel Roy was MP for five terms in Laval, serving from
1968-1984. Progressive Conservative Guy Ricard won in 1984 and 1988. In
1993, Liberal Michel Dupuy was elected and was named minister of Canadian
heritage in 1996.
1949-57 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: Law degree (Université de Montréal)
Career Background: Associate with Pichette, Décarie since 1991.
Community Activities: Chair of l'Agence de Santé et des Services Sociaux de Laval board. Board member, Crossroads Youth-Employment of Laval
Party: On the Parti Québécois executive in Laval-des-Rapides.
Party:Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Education: Studied managerial accounting and management at McGill
University, in Montreal
Name of Spouse:
Career Background: Since 1991, he has been working for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation as a portfolio management
Community Activities: Involved in the movement that put a democratic government in place in Afghanistan
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: March 16, 1940
Education: BA from Melbourne University. Honours BA in Linguistics from Université de Quebec à Montréal.
MA in Applied Linguistics from Concordia
Career Background: Taught at Concordia, McGill, Université de Montréal, UQAM, Memorial, University of Toronto as
well as in Jamaica and Australia. Represented Canada at the Commonwealth Institute of Great Britain. Educational development adviser
for the Quebec minister of education. Served as a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Chair and general director of her own
business, Johnson-Folco Communications. Former vice-president and president of the Conseil de Communautés Culturelles et de
l'Immigration du Quebec
Community Activities: Member of the board of directors of the Regie de la sant� et des services sociaux de Montr�al-Centre;
member of the board of Montreal Youth Centre; member of the board of directors for the F�d�ration des CLSC du Quebec. Former member of
board of International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. Former member of board of Women for Access to Political and
Federal: Defeated in Laval East in 1993. Elected in Laval West in 1997, 2000. Appointed as a candidate by
Jean Chrétien in 1993; elected in Laval-Les Îles in 2004
Parliamentary Secretary: Parliamentary Secretary to the minister of human resources development, 2000-03
Committee: Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Former co-chair,
Joint Committee on Official Languages. Former member of Health; Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Natural Resources and
Government Operations; Government Operations and Estimates; Human Resources Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities;
Sub-committee on Human Rights and International Development; Sub-committee on International Trade, Trade Disputes and Investment;
Sub-committee on Children and Youth at Risk; Sub-committee on Status of Persons with Disabilities. Vice-chair of Citizenship and
Immigration. Member of Scrutiny of Regulations
Caucus: Former vice-chair of Liberal Standing Committee on Policy Development. Chair of the Liberal Caucus on Citizenship and
Riding Address: 674 Place-Publique St.
Ottawa Address: Room 809 Justice Bldg.
House of Commons
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Bachelor's degree in law
Career Background: Specialist in fiscal law since 1996
Community Activities: Founding member of the COOP UQÀM and its secretary (1990-1993). Former Secretary-Treasurer of
Local 2054 of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (1979-1985)
Defeated NDP candidate in the last four federal elections
Party: Member of NDP Quebec Executive since 1989
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: BA in Literature and Sociology from Concordia University
Career Background: Teaches English and Greek and also worked as a writer and editor
Community Activities: Former Little League baseball manager
Federal: Defeated in Pierrefonds-Dollard in 2004
Riding Address: (514) 336-2050
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Provincial: Defeated in Chomedey in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Laval West in 2000 and 2004