072 Louis St. Laurent
This riding takes in the northwest and central part of Quebec City and is bounded
by the Quebec City limits in the northwest and the north. Its southwest
boundary is the former northern and eastern border of Ste-Foy. The southern
boundary is the Autoroute Félix-Leclerc. The boundary in the east
is the former western border of Lac-St-Charles, the former western border
of St-Émile and the former southwest border of Charlesbourg. Wendake
Reserve is in the eastern part of the riding.
The provincial government is a major employer, with retail trade and
tourism also playing a significant role in local economy. The average family
income is $60,719 with an unemployment rate of 5.8 per cent.
More than 96 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue, while
less than two per cent cited English. The aboriginal population is 1.41 per
cent. The total immigrant population is slightly more than two per cent.
The riding of Louis St. Laurent was created in the 2004 redistribution
from 67 per cent of Quebec East and 23 per cent of Portneuf. The riding
was established in 1867 as Quebec East.
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Bernard Cleary won his
first term of office, defeating Conservative Josée Verner by 3,281
In 2000 in Quebec East, Liberal Jean Guy Carignan defeated BQ candidate
Jean-Paul Marchand by 647 votes. In 2001, it was learned that Carignan
was charged with drunk driving and hit-and-run the day of the election.
In November 2001 he pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run charge. In December
2001 he resigned from caucus after being sentenced to one year of community
Quebec East was the riding held by Sir Wilfrid Laurier from the 1877
byelection to 1919. He was prime minister from 1896-1911. This is also
the riding another former prime minister, Louis St. Laurent, held from
1942 to 1957. Liberal Gerard Duquet served six terms as MP from 1965-84.
Progressive Conservative Marcel Tremblay won in 1984 and 1988, but was
defeated in 1993. In 1993 and 1997, the BQ's Jean-Paul Marchand was elected.
1867 - CON
1870 byelection - LIB
1872 - CON
1874-1957 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962, 1963 - SC
1965-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - BQ
2000 - LIB
Louis St. Laurent:
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: May 8, 1937
Birthplace: Mashteuiatsh, Que.
Education: Classical Studies, Petit S�minaire de Chicoutimi
Studies in Pedagogy, Sherbrooke University
Career Background: President and CEO of the Cleary Group (since 1990). Chief Negotiator for Atikamekw and Innus-Montagnais
Council (1986-90), professor and lecturer in Journalism and Communications at
Laval University (1970-1988), News Editor, then Vice-President, News, Public Affairs and
Programming for T�l�-Capitale (1981-1986), owner of weekly newspapers in Metro Quebec Region (1976-81).
Journalist, columnist, News Director and news desk editor with
the daily newspaper Le Soleil (1961-1976)
Community Activities: Joint Chair of the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Sector Table
of the First Peoples' Business Association, member of the jury, Citizenship Awards, 1988.
Judge for annual awards given to members of the Regional Weekly Print Media, member of the
Radio Committee for Broadcast News, member of the French Wire Service Committee, Canadian Press,
member of Program Committee, Jounalism Department, Laval, member of Board of Directors, Quebec Civil Liberties Union
Federal: Elected in Louis-Saint-Laurent in 2004
Committee: Vice-Chair: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Riding Address: 6 Caron Street
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Profession: Communications worker
Marital Status: Married
Children: Maxime, Am�lie, and Laurence
Career Background: Started professional career as an administrative officer at the Department of French at the Universit� du
Qu�bec � Trois-Rivi�res. Was administrative assistant and a political adviser at the university. Works for a highly recognized
communications firm. Worked for former Québec premier Robert Bourassa
Community Activities: Former chair of a day care centre, and fundraiser for many charitable organizations, such as the
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Federal: Defeated in Louis-Saint-Laurent in 2004
Caucus: Appointed as Quebec Regional Chair by Harper even though she is
unelected. Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Qu�bec,
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan
Career Background: Worked for the Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs since 1998.
Senior counsel for the deputy minister and director of social reform.
Since the beginning of 2004, has worked as a departmental assistant in the minister's office.
Party: New Democratic Party
Birthplace: Québec City, Que.
Education: Diplomas in Literature from the University of Ottawa and the Université Laval.
Career Background: Teaching since 1976 at the college level in the department of language and letters and in the arts and
Community Activities: Active in the Voice of English-Speaking Quebec organization and as a volunteer in local Scouts and Guides
clubs. Was Artistic Director with the Quebec Art Company
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1958
Birthplace: Aylmer, Que.
Career Background: Joined the Armed Forces at the age of 19 before working as an electrician
and mechanic in British Columbia. Worked at SCC Environmental of Newfoundland on the decontamination of the grounds through
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