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DISTRICT: Mégantic-L'Érable
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Christian ParadisCON2355049.85% X
Marc BoulianneBQ1541032.62%
Yvan CorriveauLIB491210.4%
Isabelle TremblayNDP18363.89%
Jean François HamelGRN15343.25%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 215 of 215 polls reporting


075 Mégantic-L'Érable

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Marc Boulianne (Incumbent)
CON:Christian Paradis
GRN:Jean-François Hamel
LIB:Yvan Corriveau
NDP:Isabelle Tremblay


 Riding Map
This riding is located in southeast Quebec along the Canadian-U.S. border. It contains the regional county municipalities of L'Amiante and L'Érable, and part of the regional county municipality of Le Granit. The major population centres include Plessisville, Princeville, Lac-Mégantic and Thetford Mines.

The major industries in the riding are manufacturing, health and social services and retail trade. The average family income is $48,425 and unemployment is 7.1 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, approximately 18 per cent of the population have less than a Grade 9 education. Almost 96 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue, while less than one per cent were anglophone. The total immigrant population is just over one per cent.

In 2004, the riding became Mégantic-L'Érable, combining 92 per cent of Frontenac-Mégantic with 35 per cent of Lotbinière-L'Érable. In the 1996 redistribution, Mégantic-L'Érable riding was created from 66 per cent of Frontenac, 32 per cent of Mégantic-Compton-Stanstead, and seven per cent of Richmond-Wolfe.

Population: 87,205

Political History
Bloc Québécois candidate Marc Boulianne defeated incumbent Liberal Gérard Binet in 2004. In 2000 in Frontenac-Mégantic, Binet had defeated BQ incumbent Jean-Guy Chrétien by 1,366 votes. Chrétien had won the previous two terms in Frontenac-Mégantic and Frontenac.

In Frontenac, Liberal Léopold Corriveau won the 1970 byelection and served until 1984. In 1984, Progressive Conservative Marcel Masse defeated Corriveau. He was appointed minister of communications in 1984, but resigned in 1985 in a conflict involving his finances from the 1984 campaign. He was exonerated and reappointed to cabinet in 1985 and appointed minister of energy, mines and resources in 1986. After winning the 1988 election, Masse was appointed minister of communications in 1989 and minister of defence in 1991. He resigned in 1993 and announced he wasn't running again.

1997 - BQ
2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ


Marc Boulianne

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: Oct. 9, 1941
Age: 64
Birthplace: Tadoussac, Que.

Education: BA from Laval University, 1966; BA (History) in 1970; Social Studies certificate in 1970; Certificate in Education and college teaching certificate in 1970

Career Background: History and Economics teacher for the Black Lake-Disraeli school board from 1969 to 1993, and from 1996 to 1997. Professor of History and Economics at Thetford Mines College in 1975. Served as the interim principal at Disraeli secondary school in 1989. Worked as political aide to the member for Frontenac-M�gantic from 1993 to 1996

Community Activities: Group head in social sciences, Regional school board of l'Amiante (1975 and 1983); chief area steward and member of the board of directors, union of teaching personnel of l'Amiante (STEA - 1976); adviser to the Regional Committee for the Protection of Human Rights (1977); chairman of the Teachers' Committee (1985); development committee delegate, Black Lake-Disraeli school board (1985-1986); chairman, labour relations committee, Black Lake-Disraeli school board (1985-1986); regional officer, public school promotion committee (1988)

Political History
Party: BQ riding organization director for Frontenac (1993); PQ riding organization director for Frontenac (1995 and 1996); and BQ riding organization director for Frontenac-Mégantic (1997).
Provincial: Defeated in Rimouski in 1989. Elected in Frontenac in 1998; defeated in 2003
Federal: Elected in M�gantic-L'�rable in 2004

Political History
Committee: QUEBEC: Former Member: Committee on Institutions, Committee on Culture; Office of the National Assembly. Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament
Caucus: Deputy Industry critic

Riding Address:
1133 Gosselin Street
Thetford Mines, Que.
(418) 338-2903

Ottawa Address:
Room 408 West Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 995-1377

Christian Paradis

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke as well as Université Laval (master of corporate law)

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Julie Roberge
Children: Two sons and one daughter

Career Background: Member of the Quebec bar since 1997. Law practice in Thetford. Served as president of the Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie de l'Amiante from 2004 to 2005

Jean-François Hamel

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: Sept. 1974
Age: 31
Birthplace: Black Lake

Profession: Theatre director

Marital Status: Engaged
Children: One daughter

Career Background: Theatre director, active in the St-Pierre-Baptist Theatre and has worked as a Cégep drama troupe leader

Riding Address: 418-428-4311

Yvan Corriveau

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: March 16, 1954
Age: 51
Birthplace: Thetford Mines, Que.

Education: MBA and an LL.B from the University of Sherbrooke

Marital Status: Married
Children: One daughter

Career Background: Member of the Quebec Bar since 1979. Practises law in Thetford Mines with the law firm Chabot Corriveau et Associés. Current President of the Arthabaska Bar. Member of the Board of Directors of the Thetford Mines Caisse Populaire Desjardins for approximately 10 years

Political History
Party: Served as director, vice-president and president of the Liberal Party in his riding

Isabelle Tremblay

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: College Diploma from the Cégep de Saint-Félicien. Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa

Career Background: Took part (twice) in the Student Forum at the Quebec National Assembly and at the Youth Democrats Tournament. Took part in a co-op program that allowed her to work with French-speaking women from minority and Aboriginal communities

Community Activities: For the past four years, involved in organizing fund-raising activities to help youth in need

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Roberval in 2004

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