This riding is north of Montreal with Rivière-des-Milles-Îles
as its southern boundary. It contains the regional county municipality of
Montcalm, the city of Mascouche and the former cities of La Plaine and Lachenaie.
Manufacturing is the major industry in this riding, followed by retail trade.The average family income is $56,241 with an unemployment rate of 6.7 per cent.
Almost 96 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue, while less than two per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is two per cent.
The riding of Montcalm was created in the 2004 redistribution from 53 per cent of Repentigny and 30 per cent of Berthier-Montcalm. Repentigny riding was created in 1996.
In 2004, Bloc Québécois MP Roger Gaudet was re-elected with
71 per cent of the vote. Gaudet was first elected in a 2002 by election
in Berthier-Montcalm, defeating Liberal Richard Giroux.
In 2000, BQ candidate Bénoît Sauvageau defeated Liberal
David Veillette to win a second term in Repentigny. He was previously
elected in Terrebonne.
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: May 26, 1945
Birthplace: St-Liguori, Que.
Education: Accounting diploma; building assessor accreditation
Profession: Restaurant owner
Community Activities: Second Vice-President of the Montcalm CLSC and CHSLD (Residential and Long-Term Care Centre) since 1999.
President of the Quebec Public Libraries Group Centres from 1999 to 2003. Member of the Quebec Transportation Infrastructure Committee
in 1999. Founding President of the Montcalm LDC (Local Development Centre) from 1998 to 2002. Member of the Board of Directors and
Executive of the Quebec Federation of Municipalities from 1995 to 2002. Treasurer of the Lanaudière Regional Development Council from
1995 to 2002. Member of the Lanaudière Reeves Table from 1993 to 2002. Member of the Board of Directors of the
Lanaudière Health Board from 1990 to 2004
Municipal: Served as municipal councillor from 1985 to 1989. Was Reeve, MRC Montcalm, from 1993 to 2002. Was mayor of
Saint-Liguori from 1989 to 2003. Member of the board of directors of Federation of Quebec Municipalities from 1995 to 2002
Federal: Elected in 2002 byelection in Berthier-Montcalm and in Montcalm in 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Former Member: Govt Operations and Estimates; Public Accounts. Member: Agriculture and Agri-Food
Caucus: Former Critic for Public Works and Government Services. Deputy Agriculture and Agri-Food critic
2822, ch Sainte-Marie
Room 319 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Studied Political Science and International Law at Concordia University
Career Background: Independent entrepreneur in the computer sector and was the vice-president of a computer company.
Organized an entrepreneurship competition throughout Quebec. Helped set up several youth summits and was involved in the organization
of provincial youth fairs (Salons de la Jeunesse)
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance in Repentigny in 2000. Defeated as Conservative in Montcalm in 2004
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Education: B.Ed. with high distinction from McGill University
Career Background: Taught in public schools for 16 years. Actively involved in extra-curricular projects for students and in
curriculum development for Environmental and Peace Education, Social Justice programs and Sex Education. Her environmental business
offers consumers green choices and has an extensive variety of alternative books.
Federal: Defeated in Joliette in 2004
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthplace: Terrebonne, Que.
Education: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at Université de Montréal. Holds Bachelor's and Master's
degrees from the Université de Montréal.
Career Background: Student and teaching assistant at the Université de Montréal
Party: Elected president of the federal Montcalm Riding Assoc and VP Communications for the Young Liberals of Canada (Quebec).
Elected as Adjunct Director of Communication for LPC(Que) in August 2005