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DISTRICT: Montmorency-Charlevoix-Haute-Côte-Nord
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Michel GuimondBQ2216949.11% X
Yves LabergeCON1455932.25%
Robert GauthierLIB39898.84%
Martin CauchonNDP28966.42%
Yves JourdainGRN15273.38%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 224 of 224 polls reporting


078 Montmorency-Charlevoix-Haute-Côte-Nord

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Michel Guimond (Incumbent)
CON:Yves Laberge
GRN:Yves Jourdain
LIB:Robert Gauthier
NDP:Martin Cauchon


 Riding Map
This mainly rural riding has the St. Lawrence River as its eastern boundary. The riding contains the regional county municipalities of Charlevoix, Charlevoix-Est, La Côte-de-Beaupré and L'Île-d'Orléans and La Haute-Côte-Nord, including Communauté Montagnaise Essipit Indian Reserve. In the southeast corner, part of Quebec City – south of rue de la Sérenité and east of Rue Labelle and Boulevard Armand-Paris – falls in the riding.

Two of the main sources of employment are manufacturing and the service sector. The average family income is $54,163 with unemployment of 11.4 per cent.

In the 2001 census, 97 per cent of residents gave French as their mother tongue, the fourth highest level among Quebec ridings. Only 0.5 per cent were anglophone and there is a small immigrant population. More than 15 per cent of the population has less than a Grade 9 education.

In 2004, Charlevoix-Montmorency riding was created from 57 per cent of Charlevoix and 46 per cent of Beauport-Montmorency-Côte-de-Beaupré-Île-d'Orléans. A riding called Charlevoix previously existed from 1867 to 1914. The riding of Charlevoix was re-established in 1947 from Charlevoix-Saguenay. There was no change in the 1996 redistribution.

Population: 89,257

Political History
In 2000, Bloc Québécois candidate Michel Guimond defeated Liberal Lisette Lepage with more than 60 per cent of the votes. The Bloc's Gérard Asselin held the riding for three terms, starting in 1993.

This riding was held for one term by former prime minister Brian Mulroney. After redistribution moved Baie Comeau into Charlevoix, Mulroney ran here in 1988. He defeated Liberal Martin Cauchon. Mulroney resigned as prime minister on June 25, 1993.

Liberal Auguste Maltais was a long-serving MP here, from 1949 to 1957. PC Martial Asselin was elected in 1958 and again in 1965 and 1968. Social Credit's L.P.A. Belanger won in 1962 and 1963, followed by another SC candidate, Gilles Caouette in 1972. Caouette was the son of one-time Social Credit Party leader Réal Caouette. Liberal Charles Lapointe was MP from 1974-84, when PC Charles Hamelin won. Hamelin moved to Laurier-St-Marie in 1988 to make way for Mulroney and was defeated in that new riding.

1949, 1953, 1957 - LIB
1958 - PC
1962, 1963 - SC
1965, 1968 - PC
1972 - SC
1974, 1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988- PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ


Michel Guimond

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: Dec. 26, 1953
Age: 52
Birthplace: Chicoutimi, Que.

Education: Attended CEGEP de Chicoutimi and graduated in 1973. Bachelor of Industrial Relations from the University of Montreal, 1976. Bachelor of Laws from Laval University, 1988. Called to the bar in Quebec, 1989
Profession: Lawyer

Name of Spouse: Mariette Langlois
Children: Louis-Alexandre and Isabelle

Career Background: Was principal counsellor, case research, Caron, for Bélanger, Ernst and Young from 1992 to 1993. Corporate director of human resources, chez Métro-Richelieu (1991-1992). Associate lawyer, Desrivi�res, Vermette et Bérubé (1991). Principal research adviser in case research, Abitibi-Price (1984-1990). Superintendent of industrial relations for Abitibi-Price (1980-1984). Assistant superintendent of industrial relations, Abitibi-Price (1976-1980)

Community Activities: Member of Block Parents from 1984 to 1987. Member of Boischatel Optimist Club from 1989 to 1993

Electoral History
Municipal: Served as Councillor for Boischatel, from 1987 to 1993
Federal: Elected in Beauport-Montmorency-Orl�ans in 1993, 1997. Won in Beauport-Montmorency-C�te-de-Beaupr�-Ile-D'Orl�ans in 2000. Elected in Charlevoix-Montmorency in 2004

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Former member of Transport; Procedure and House Affairs; sub-committee on Private Members' Business; and sub-committee on Electoral Boundaries Readjustment of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. Member of Procedure and House Affairs; Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations. Vice-chair: Procedure and House Affairs. Member: sub-committee on Parliamentary Privilege of Procedure and House Affairs.
Caucus: Former critic for the auditor general; Transportation chair of BQ Caucus, 1993-96. Deputy whip, 2000-2002. BQ whip since December 2002

Riding Address:
4082, boul. Sainte-Anne
Beauport, Quebec
(418) 660-6776

Ottawa Address:
Room 528-N, Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 995-9732

Yves Laberge

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birthplace: Québec City, Que.

Education: Ph.D in Sociology from Université Laval and a post-doctoral degree from the Centre national de recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris
Profession: Consultant

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Career Background: Consultant in sociology and is managing the "L'espace public" collection for the Université Laval presses. Researcher.

Community Activities: Active in his area's university communities

Riding Address: (418) 657-2026

Yves Jourdain

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Education: Attended Coll�ge de Jonqui�re, studied Hummanities

Children: Two

Career Background: Works in the marine industry for the Quebec civil service in Tadoussac. Founded a comapny that takes tourists on the St. Lawrence River. Owned a horticultural company

Community Activities: Sat on the board of directors of the Rivi�re-du-Loup yaht club. Honoured by Evironment Canada for work safeguarding water quality and ecosystem health

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Charlevoix-Montmorency in 2004

Campaign Office:
(418) 237-4007

Robert Gauthier

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Profession: Retired law enforcement officer

Career Background: Spent several years in the Royal Canadian Navy, followed by a 30-year career as an officer for the Quebec Police, specialized in criminal investigations. After retiring worked as a security guard for the Charlevoix Casino

Electoral History
Municipal: Mayor of the municipality of Saint-Ir�n�e from 1996 to 2001

E-mail: Robert.Gauthier@plcq.org

Martin Cauchon

Party: New Democratic Party
Year of Birth: 1973
Birthplace: Boichatel on the Côte de Beaupré, Que.

Education: Attended Cégep de Limoilou, and holds a diploma in Literature and Communications. Went to Université Laval, attaining a Certificate in Archival Studies before earning a DEC in Computer Science

Children: Twin sons

Career Background: Director of Programming for ADNT (2001), a software development company in the Quebec City region. Has traveled in Canada, the United States, France, the Czech Republic, Italy and Israel

Community Activities: Takes part in a community gardens program in Vieux Limoilou, a group involved in neighbourhood revitalization

Campaign Office:
(418) 523-2310

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