079 Mount Royal
The riding is located in the centre of the Island of Montreal and contains the former cities of Côte-St-Luc, Mount Royal, Hampstead and part of the city of Montreal.
Manufacturing employs a large part of the workforce, followed by health and social services. The average family income is $83,855 with an unemployment rate of 9.1 per cent. Over 25 per cent of the population has a university degree and more than 18 per cent of the population is over 65 years of age.
The riding has a large anglophone population, with 34 per cent having English as a mother tongue, while only 21 per cent have French. The riding is 22 per cent Jewish, according to the 2001 census. The total immigrant population is almost 45 per cent, with representation from the East Indian, Chinese and Italian communities. Only 40 per cent own their homes. In the 1995 referendum, this riding voted 93 per cent against separation.
There was no change in the 2004 redistribution. The riding was established in 1924. The 1996 redistribution kept 99 per cent of the riding, with a small part moving into Outremont.
Justice Minister Irwin Cotler easily held on to this riding for the Liberals
in 2004, earning more than 75 per cent of the vote. Cotler was first elected
in a 1999 byelection.
Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau was first elected here in 1965.
He was elected Liberal leader in 1968 and re-elected in 1968, 1972, 1974,
1979 and 1980. In 1984, Trudeau resigned as leader of the party and as
prime minister. A former Speaker, Liberal Alan MacNaughton, was MP from
1949 to 1965. Liberal Sheila Finestone won in 1984, 1988, 1993 and 1997.
Finestone resigned in 1999 and was appointed to the Senate.
1925-1935 inclusive - CON
Since 1940 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: Second-year in Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Software Engineering at Université du Québec à Montréal.
DEC in Information Systems Techniques from Cégep de Saint-Laurent
Profession: Programmer, IT
Career Background: Programmer/analyst (internship) at Recrubec/Permabec (2005-present). IT consultant (2003-present).
IT manager for a cooperative (2001-2003). Data entry and computing/programming technician (2001, 2003). IT/office machines associate,
Bureau en Gros store (2004-present). Supply purchaser's assistant at Laniel Canada (2002)
Community Activities: Member on board of directors representing technical programs students at Cégep de Saint-Laurent (2002-2003).
Sound engineer for stage crew presenting all live show events at Cégep de Saint-Laurent (2000-2003)
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 27, 1961
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: BA in political science (1983), McGill University, Bachelor of Civil Law (1987) and a Bachelor of Common Law (1988)
Career Background: Former Special Assistant to Minister of State for Immigration, a special adviser to the Minister of State for
Multiculturalism and Citizenship, a Crown attorney with the Department of Justice. Lawyer in private practice, specializing in
immigration and citizenship, with a sub-specialty in federal criminal law. Member of Quebec Bar and Canadian Bar Association
Party: Active since university. In 1985, was the Youth President of Dollard; Policy Director for PC Youth (Quebec) from 1986 to
1987; sat on riding executive from 1988 to 1990
Federal: Defeated in Mount Royal in 1993. Defeated in Pierrefonds-Dollard in 1997, both times running for the PC Party.
Defeated as Canadian Alliance in 2000
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1982
Education: Final year of study at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal in Techniques d'éducation spécialisée.
Profession: Social worker
Career Background: Social worker with clients with autism
Federal: Defeated in Laval in 2004
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 8, 1940
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Law degree
Career Background: Senior adviser to John Turner, then Justice Minister and Attorney-General from 1968 to 1972. Prior to his
election, was Professor of Law at McGill, Director of its Human Rights Programme and chair of Interamicus. As a lawyer practising
constitutional and comparative law, he has litigated every section of Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Has been a visiting professor at
Harvard Law School and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Yale. Founded Pointe St-Charles Legal Aid Clinic over 30 years ago.
In 1992, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is the only Canadian elected to the Paris-based Académie
universelle des cultures and was the first recipient of the Justice Walter Tarnopolsky Memorial Medal and the Martin Luther King Jr.
Community Activities: A founder of "Project Genesis", community service storefront office in Mount Royal riding.
Has served as Council to prisoners of conscience in Soviet Union (Andrei Sakharov), South Africa (Nelson Mandela),
Latin America (Jacobo Timmerman), Asia (Muchtar Pakpahan). Campaigned for liberation of, among others, Anatoly Scharansky. Has served
as Counsel to National Coalition for Japanese-Canadian redress and Coalition for Women's Human Rights in Conflict Situations.
Served as chair of the National Conference on Aboriginal Rights and the Canadian Justice System and co-chair of Canadian Helsinki Watch
Federal: Won in Mont-Royal in 2000 and 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in 2003
Committee: Former Chair: sub-committee on Human Rights and International Development of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Former member: Canadian Heritage; Justice and Human Rights; Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Member, Cabinet Committees:
Domestic Affairs; Aboriginal Affairs; Canada/U.S.; Security, Public Health & Emergencies; Global Affairs
4770 Kent Ave
Room 312 West Block
House of Commons
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: Sept. 1977
Education: Dec Intégré at Collège Jean-de-Bébeuf; political sciences at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Career Background: Working for Smart Design
Group, Vancouver-Montréal-Londres (CTN) Klein Thibodeau Henderson
Architecture & Design, in their Westmount office. Worked in a variety of veterinary organizations
10 Wicksteed Ave., Mount-Royal Borough, QC, H3P 1P7