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DISTRICT: Lévis-Bellechasse
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Steven BlaneyCON2594046.4% X
Réal LapierreBQ1622329.02%
Shirley BarilLIB45818.19%
Normand CadrinIND42757.65%
Eric BoucherNDP25904.63%
Mathieu CastonguayGRN22934.1%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 250 of 250 polls reporting

Ridings

068 Lévis-Bellechasse

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Réal Lapierre (Incumbent)
CON:Steven Blaney
GRN:Mathieu Castonguay
IND:Normand Cadrin
LIB:Shirley Baril
NDP:Éric Boucher


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding is located on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Québec City. The riding runs from the St. Lawrence River to the Canada-U.S. border. It contains the regional county municipality of Bellechasse, part of Les Etchemins and part of the city of Lévis. The former cities of Lévis and St-Romuald and the municipalities of St-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy and Pintendre fall in the riding.

The major industry in this riding is manufacturing, followed by health and social services and other services. The average family income is $54,933 and the unemployment rate is 6.3 per cent. Almost 97 per cent of the population cited French as their mother tongue, while less than one per cent spoke English. The immigrant population is one per cent. More than 14 per cent of the population has less than a Grade 9 education.

The riding of Lévis-Bellechasse was created in the 2004 redistribution from 50 per cent of Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and 48 per cent of Bellechasse-Etchemins-Montmagny.

Population: 102,310

Political History
The Bloc Québécois won this riding in 2004, when Réal Lapierre took 44 per cent of the vote, ending up 8,266 votes ahead of his nearest rival.

In 2000 in Lévis, BQ candidate Antoine Dubé defeated Liberal Shirley Baril to win a third term. He resigned in 2003 to run for the Parti Québécois in the provincial election. In the 2003 byelection, Liberal Christian Jobin defeated BQ Maxime Fréchette. In 2000 in Bellechasse-Etchemins-Montmagny-L'Islet, Liberal Gilbert Normand won. He had won the 1997 election by just 47 votes. Normand was appointed secretary of state for agriculture and agri-food and fisheries and oceans in 1997 and secretary of state for science, research and development in 1999, a position he held until 2002.

Liberal Raynald Guay was MP for Lévis from 1963 to 1980 when he resigned and was appointed to the Anti-Dumping Tribunal. Liberal Gaston Gourde won in the 1981 byelection, but was defeated in 1984 by Progressive Conservative Gabriel Fontaine who served two terms. Fontaine was facing charges on 14 counts of fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy and Kim Campbell wouldn't authorize him as a PC candidate in 1993.




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Réal Lapierre

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: Aug. 5, 1944
Age: 61
Birthplace: St-Charles de Bellechasse, Que.

Education: Bachelors degree in Pedagogy, University of Laval (1966); History certificate, Laval University
Profession: Teacher

Career Background: French and Geography high school teacher, Polyvalente de Lévis (1977-2000); French and history high school teacher, Centre éducatif de Saint-Charles (1966-1976)
Political and Community Involvement: Member, board of directors and the executive council, Conseil régional de concertation et de développement (CRCD) in the region of Chaudière-Appalaches (since 2001); Member of the CA et du CE de la Société du Parc linéaire Monk (since 2001); Founding president, Comité du lien sous-fluvial a l'est de Lévis-Bellechasse (since 1996); Founding president, Festival des seigneuries de Beaumont (1984)

Electoral History
Municipal: Municipal councillor in Beaumont (1971-1974); Mayor of Beaumont (1974-1985 and since 1994); Prefect for the MRC de Bellechasse (since 2001)
Federal: Elected in Levis-Bellechasse in 2004

Political History
Committee: Agriculture and Agri-Food
Riding Address: 5410 Rive Sud Blvd Suite 78B
Lévis, Quebec
G6V 4Z2

Ottawa Address:



Steven Blaney

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Diploma in Applied Science from the University of Sherbrooke; MBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal
Profession: Consultant

Career Background: For more than 15 years, he has been managing projects in Background:environmental engineering and urban infrastructure. Founded two companies in environmental technologies and agro-environment. Technical consultant for the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Beauce-Nord in 1998 as ADQ


Shirley Baril

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Profession: Nurse

Children: Three sons

Career Background: Obstetrics and Palliative care nurse at the Jeffrey Hales General Hospital for more than 20 years. Part of the cardiology research team at Laval Hospital. Has also worked in a small northern Quebec community and organized a training course in hospital work for aboriginal people

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated candidate in 1984

Political History
Party: Served as president of the Women's Action Committee for the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec)

Riding Address:
Shirley.Baril@plcq.org
www.liberal.ca

Éric Boucher

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: Studied teaching at the Université de Chicoutimi

Marital Status: Single
Children: Daughter

Riding Address:
Tel: 1 800 843-8598
Eric.Boucher@npd.qc.ca
www.ndp.ca




Mathieu Castonguay

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Degree in Mechanical Engineering from l'Université Laval
Profession: Engineer

Telephone: (418) 837-3480









Normand Cadrin

Party: Independent

Profession: Businessperson

Riding Address:
Tel.:(418) 833-5599 ext.: 313
normandcadrin@jbcadrin.com
www.normandcadrin.ca









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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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