This riding is located on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River across
from Québec City. The riding contains the regional county municipality of
Lotbinière and part of La Nouvelle-Beauce comprising the parish
municipality of St-Lambert-de-Lauzon. It includes the former cities of
St-Nicolas, Charny, St-Jean-Chrysostome and St-Rédempteur, the former
municipality of St-Étienne-de-Lauzon and Ste-Hélène-de-Breakeyville.
Manufacturing is the major industry in this riding, followed by retail
trade. The average family income is $60,827 and unemployment is 5.1 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 97.4 per cent have French as their mother tongue,
the highest in Québec. The total immigrant population is slightly more than one per
The riding of Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière was created in 2004 from
50 per cent of Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and 46 per cent of
In 2004, Lotbinière-L'Érable incumbent and Bloc Québécois
candidate Odina Desrochers was re-elected handily to a third term, with
46 per cent of the votes and a margin of 9,617 over the Conservative candidate,
Jean Landry. In 2000, Desrochers's margin was 2,788, with Liberal Luc
Dastous coming second in Lotbinière-L'Érable.
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 the BQ's Maxime Fréchette.
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.
Lotbinière and Lotbinière-L'Érable elected André
Fortin for the Ralliement Créditiste in 1968 and for Social Credit
in 1972. He was the leader of the Social Credit party after Réal
Couette. Fortin was killed in an auto accident. Créditiste Richard
Janelle won the 1978 byelection and won again in 1979. He joined the Progressive
Conservative party in 1979, but was defeated in 1980 by Liberal Jean-Guy
Dubois. PC Maurice Tremblay won in 1984 and 1988. In 1992, he was convicted
of using $5,000 from the parliamentary budget to pay for a trip to Acapulco
for three members of his riding association and their spouses. He was
fined $12,000. In 1993, BQ Jean Landry was elected.
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: May 25, 1951
Birthplace: Joly, Que.
Education: University of Quebec at Rimouski, studies in Human Resources Management
Career Background: 1978-81 - Director of Communications, Lauvien Hockey Club. 1984-85 - Press attaché, Québec Winter Carnival.
1986-88 - News director, CJTR Radio, Trois Rivières. 1986-88 - News director, Le Peuple-Lotbinière newspaper. 1988-90 - News director,
CIGB, Trois Rivières. 1990-97 - Communications Director, Québec Real Estate Association. 1993-95 - Director, communications planning
committee, Québec 2002 Olympic Games Bid
Community Activities: 1990-97 - Director, organizing committee, Cocktail de l'humour, for the Jean Lapointe Foundation.
Since 1973, member of the Joly-Val-Alain Knights of Columbus. 1978-82, member, board of directors, Lauvien Hockey Club
Party: 1994 - Director of Communications, Lotbinière Parti Québecois. 1996 - Vice president, Lotbinière
Parti Québecois. 1995 - Communications Co-ordinator, YES committee, Chaudière-Appalaches
Federal: Elected in Lotbinière in 1997; in Lotbinière-L'Erable in 2000; in Lotbinère-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
Committee: Former Member: Agriculture and Agri-Food; Finance; Public
Accounts; Sub-Committee on Combating Corruption; Finance; sub-committee
on Protection of Witnesses and Testimony of Public Accounts.
Member: Parliamentary Information and Research Service; Official
Caucus: Former critic areas: Public Accounts and Revenue (1997-1998);
Treasury Board and Public Accounts (2004).
Former Deputy critic areas: Rural Development; Finance.
Vice-President of BQ Caucus Executive (1998-2000)
BQ Caucus Treasurer (since 2000)
Critic on issues relating to Latin America and Africa
Riding Address: 375 A, rue St-Joseph
Laurier Station, Que.
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Diploma in farming management
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Chantal Beaudoin
Career Background: Agricultural producer since 1985, in Saint-Narcisse de Beaurivage - specializing in hay production
Community Activities: President of the Development Committee of Saint-Narcisse.
Parish council church warden for six years, involved in social and cultural organizations in
the parish and the region
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1964
Birthplace: Beauce, Que.
Education: Studied accounting and financial planning at Laval University
Career Background: Since 1992, he has worked for Services Investors Limités, helping to build financial security for families by
developing a plan based on their specific needs
Community Activities: Volunteer firefighter and fire chief since 1988. Past president of the Nouvelle Beauce Chamber of Commerce
and has sat on the board of directors. His family has also been a host family for students from Germany.
Party: New Democratic Party
Birthplace: Quebec City region
Education: BA (Université Laval)
Profession: Employed by Ameublements Tanguay
Community Activities: Serves as a representative on the School Council of the École secondaire Jean-de-Brébeuf.
President of the Parents' Committee of the Commission scolaire de la Capitale
Tel: (418) 802-8287
Party: Green Party of Canada
Education: B.Sc. in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Ottawa, MBA in International Management from the
University of Texas in Dallas
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Works with a multinational corporation as a consultant in how to use sustainable management practices and
cleaner production as per legislation in Europe, the United States and Canada