This riding is located in the south central part of the Island of Montreal with the Lachine Canal on the east side and the St. Lawrence River as its southern border. The riding is made up of part of Montreal, plus Lachine and Dorval. Dorval Airport is in the riding as well as the Concordia University-Loyola Campus.
The sector employing the largest part of the workforce is manufacturing, followed by other services. Renters outnumber homeowners, 61 per cent to 39 per cent. The average family income is $62,810 and unemployment is 8.6 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 35 per cent have English as a mother tongue,
while 39 per cent have French. Almost 19 per cent of the population has
a university degree. The immigrant population is 25 per cent, including
five per cent of Italian origin. There is also a small representation
from the Chinese and East Indian communities.
In 2004, 81 per cent of the riding is the same and 16 per cent from Lac-St-Louis
has been added in the northwest. The riding was established in 1947 as
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and was changed to Lachine-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
in the 1996 redistribution. The riding name changed to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Lachine
with the passage of a private member's bill in 1996. The 1996 redistribution
added 35 per cent of Lachine-Lac-St-Louis.
In 2004, Liberal Marlene Jennings defeated Bloc Québécois
candidate Jean-Philippe Chartre to win a third term in Notre-Dame-De-Grâce-Lachine.
Liberal Warren Allmand won here in 1965 and served as MP until 1997,
a total of nine terms. He was appointed solicitor general in 1972, minister
of Indian affairs and northern development in 1976 and minister of consumer
and corporate affairs in 1977. Allmand resigned in 1997 and was named
president of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic
1949 - LIB
1953, 1957, 1958 - PC
Since 1962 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: BA with a major in philosophy and a minor in business. Business degree from the University of Iowa
Career Background: Worked for the Prime Minister's office under Brian Mulroney in 1988. Founded Nu Age, a major furniture and
multi-purpose accessory manufacturer, and managed the company for several years. Executive Director of a sales office in the finance
sector specializing in registered education savings plans. Tennis player and tennis instructor for Tennis Canada
Under the name of a
Allen Faguy this candidate has run on previous occassions for the Natural Law Party
Federal: Defeated in Repentigny in 2004
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 1951
Education: Bachelor of Journalism (Concordia University)
Career Background: Freelance journalist for a variety of publications. Between 1996 and 2002 worked with Tectonic Metals, Montreal,
Federal: 2004 - Conservative candidate in Montreal's Jeanne Le Ber Riding.
1994 - Vision Montreal candidate in Montreal's Décarie district
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 10, 1951
Birthplace: Longueuil, Que.
Education: LL.B. from University of Quebec at Montreal (1986). Studied at McGill, Dawson College and Concordia University.
Completed part of an Executive MBA program at Concordia
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Luciano Giuilo Del Negro
Children: One - Anne-Darla
Career Background: Worked for Canada Post from 1979 to 1988. Was a lawyer with Grassby-Pilon from 1987 to 1988. Was Commissioner
of the Quebec Police Commission from 1988 to 1990. Served as Deputy Commissioner, Police Ethics, for Quebec from 1990 to 1997.
Was responsible for intercultural and race relations between public and office of Commissioner. Chair, Quebec Committee on Civism from
1995to 1997. Task Force Member: Negro Community Centre; Montreal Urban Community; Minority Youth in Difficulty. Founding Member,
Congress of Black Lawyers & Jurists of Quebec. Canadian Delegate, YMCA World Council. Board Member of the United Way Foundation in 1996
Federal: Elected in Notre-Dame-De-Grâce-Lachine in 1997, 2000 and 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Worked for the Minister for International Cooperation from Sept. 13, 2001 to Jan. 13, 2003.
Worked for the Solicitor General of Canada from Jan. 13 to Dec. 12, 2003
Committee: Former vice-chair: sub-committee on National Security Former Member: Industry; Natural Resources and Government
Operations; Public Accounts; sub-committee on Study of Sport in Canada; Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Industry, Science and
Technology; sub-committee on Combating Corruption of Public Accounts; sub-committee on Human Rights and International Development;
Justice and Human Rights; Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations Vice-Chair: Public Accounts; Industry, Science and Technology.
Member: sub-committee on the Protection of Witnesses and Testimony of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Member: Access to
Information, Privacy and Ethics; sub-committee on International Trade, Trade Disputes and Investment of Foreign Affairs and
Caucus: Member of Liberal Caucus Task Force on the Future of the Canadian Financial Services Sector and participated in the
Prime Minister's Youth Entrepreneurship Task Force. 1998-99: Chair of the Parliamentary Steel Caucus. 1997-2001: Secretary of the
National Liberal Caucus. Has been both Secretary-Treasurer and Chair of the Quebec Liberal Caucus, the latter, during the months of
February to September 2001. Jennings is the first black woman from Quebec to be elected to Parliament.
Room 416 West Block
House of Commons
Party: Libertarian Party of Canada
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: BA in eEconomics and Political Science from McGill, MA in History from Concordia
Career Background: President of the Dawson Teachers' Union in 1974-1975, 1988-1991, 1999-2006 and held numerous other union