This riding west of Quebec City is mainly urban and residential,
composed of the former cities of Cap-Rouge, Sillery and Ste-Foy. There are 13
colleges and universities in the area, including Laval University. Jean
Lesage International Airport is in the northwest part of the riding.
Government services and education services are the major employers in this
riding as well as health and social services.
According to the 2001 census, more than 28 per cent of the population has a
university degree. Almost 92 per cent of the population cited French as a
mother tongue. The average family income is $78,541 with an unemployment rate
of 6.9 per cent. Almost 44 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rented.
There were no changes in either of the 1996 or 2004 redistributions. The
riding was established in 1966.
Roger Clavet recaptured this riding for the Bloc Québécois
in 2004, defeating the minister of Canadian heritage, Hélène
Scherrer, by more than 5,000 votes. In 2000, Liberal Scherrer had defeated
Bloc candidate Hélène Alarie by 2,455 votes. She had lost
to Alarie in 1994.
Liberal Jean-Charles Cantin won in 1968, followed by Liberal Albanie Morin
who was MP from 1972 to his death in 1977. Another Liberal, Dennis Dawson,
won the 1977 byelection and was re-elected in 1980. Progressive Conservative
Suzanne Duplessis won in 1984 and 1988. In 1993, the riding supported BQ
1968-1980 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - BQ
2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: Feb. 8, 1953
Birthplace: Qué, Que.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Journalism (1973-1977); Diploma in Communications, Cégep de Limoilou (1971-1973)
Career Background: Reporter for Société Radio-Canada in Winnipeg (1999-2004). Writer, l'agence Chine
nouvelle, Beijing, China (1997-1999). Director, Le Parolier, in Québec City (1993-1999). Host at TV Ontario (TFO) in
Toronto (1992-1993). Reporter for Société Radio-Canada in Sudbury (1990-1992). Responsible for information,
University of Sherbrooke (1988-90). Parliamentary writer for Le Droit (1984-1988). Researcher and interviewer for Radio-Canada in
Sudbury (1981-1984). Writer, Social Development Council of Canada, Ottawa (1980-1981). Information official at TV Ontario (TFO) in
Toronto (1978-80). Director of information, Courrier Frontenac newspaper, in Thetford Mines (1978)
Community Activities: National vice president, francophone affaires, Canadian Media Guild (2002-04). Co-founder and
vice-president, Cercle de presse francophone, Manitoba (2002-04). Volunteer in several long-term care facilities (2000-2004).
Comedian, Cercle Molière, à Saint-Boniface, au Manitoba (2002). Host, moderator, presenter of community programs (1984-2004).
Author, La Chine de ma vie, Stanké edition, Montreal (2001).
Federal: Elected in Louis-Hébert in 2004
Committee: Member: Citizenship & Immigration
Caucus: Critic area: Foreign Affairs (Asia-Pacific)
Riding Address: 917 Monseigneur Grandin Street
Party: Christian Heritage Party
Birth Date: 1964
Birthplace: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Education: BA in philosophy
Marital Status: Single
Career Background: Conference interpreter (English-French). Former software engineer
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: BA from Université Laval and studied English Literature at the University of Guelph
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Completed the development of an electronic system for aircraft engines.
Director in charge of business strategies for Centre financier ASSEP
Community Activities: Coaches youth soccer teams and is involved in the indoor soccer stadium project in Québec City
Telephone: (418) 998-4824
Hélène Chalifour Scherrer
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: July 6, 1950
Birthplace: Québec, Que.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Services from Laval University in
1972, having graduated in 1969 from the College Jésus-Marie in
Profession: Health and social service worker
Career Background: Worked for several organizations providing health and social services
in Quebec City and in Montreal. Worked with families at the Centre des services sociaux de
Québec and in the psychiatric section of Montreal's Notre-Dame
and Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospitals
Community Activities: Participated on several boards of directors, including those of
the Centre d'Hébergement Notre-Dame de Lourdes et
Saint-Charles, the Fondation Rues Principales, the Fondation
Bagatelle, the Fondation Jeunesse Lac-Beauport and in numerous
sports organizations. Contributed to the success of many major Canadian and
international sports events, including chairing the Mondiaux
Juniors Alpins Québec 2000. Active within the Quebec Cancer Society and acted as public
relations representative before directing the Quebec section
for nearly three years
Party: Former Vice-President for Eastern Quebec; on management
committee of the Liberal Party of Canada-Quebec section since
1997 and member of executive committee since November 1999
Municipal: Municipal Councillor for the town of Sillery from 1990 to 1994
Federal: Won in Louis-Hébert in 2000; defeated in 2004
Cabinet: December 12/03 - Minister of Canadian Heritage
Committee: Former Member: Health; Environment and Sustainable Development;
Sub-committee on Sport. Former member, Cabinet Committees on: Priorities and Planning; Domestic
Affairs; Global Affairs; Aboriginal Affairs.
Caucus: Served on the Prime Minister's Task Force on Urban Issues and
Prime Minister's Task Force on Canada-U.S. relations.
Chaired the Liberal caucus committee on environment and
Riding Address: 2625 Ste Foy Rd
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Completed college studies in Human Sciences and Information Technology as well as university
courses in Sociology and Journalism. Candidate for the Master's degree in Public Administration at the École nationale
Career Background: Information analyst for the provincial government since 1983
Community Activities: Former officer of the Syndicat de la Fonction publique du Québec (SFPQ) and was Co-Chair of a
joint committee on workplace health and safety
Riding Address: 1-800-843-8598
Party: Green Party of Canada
Career Background: Works for a magazine publisher as a subscription salesman.
He previously worked in organizational development.
Community Activities: Involved in community activities and trade organizations
Telephone: (418) 656-0103
Birthplace: Price, PQ
Education: Master's in Project Management
Profession: Project Manager
Name of Spouse: Danielle Fillion
Children: Two sons
Career Background: Proprietor of a project management firm for 12 years. Prior to that, worked in project management with the
government of Quebec for 14 years
Involved in municipal issues and worked in support of many candidates in various elections
Tel.: (418) 569 9724
Birth Date: 1967
Education: MA (Univesité Laval), BA law (McGill University)
Marital Status: Married
Children: Four daughters
Career Background: Instructor of philosophy at Cégep François-Xavier-Garneau since 1997