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.
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
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: Dec. 26, 1953
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
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, Desrivières, 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
Municipal: Served as Councillor for Boischatel, from 1987 to 1993
Federal: Elected in Beauport-Montmorency-Orléans in 1993, 1997. Won in Beauport-Montmorency-Côte-de-Beaupré-Ile-D'Orléans 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
4082, boul. Sainte-Anne
Room 528-N, Centre Block
House of Commons
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
Marital Status: Married
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
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Education: Attended Collège de Jonquière, studied Hummanities
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 Rivière-du-Loup yaht club. Honoured by Evironment Canada for work
safeguarding water quality and ecosystem health
Federal: Defeated in Charlevoix-Montmorency in 2004
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
Municipal: Mayor of the municipality of Saint-Irénée from 1996 to 2001
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