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DISTRICT: Notre-Dame-De-Grâce-Lachine
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Marlene JenningsLIB2023543.85% X
Alexandre LambertBQ938520.34%
Allen F. MackenzieCON804817.44%
Peter DeslauriersNDP545511.82%
Pierre-Albert SévignyGRN27545.97%
Earl WertheimerLTN1520.33%
Rachel HoffmanML1180.26%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 198 of 198 polls reporting


080 Notre-Dame-De-Grâce-Lachine

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Alexandre Lambert
CON:Allen Mackenzie
GRN:Albert Sévigny
LIB:Marlene Jennings (Incumbent)
LP: Earl Wertheimer
MLP:Rachel Hoffman
NDP:Peter Deslauriers


 Riding Map
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.

Population: 101,698

Political History
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 Development.

1949 - LIB
1953, 1957, 1958 - PC
Since 1962 - LIB


Alexandre Lambert

Party: Bloc Québécois

Allen Mackenzie

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

Electoral History
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

Campaign Office:
(514) 886-8489

Albert Sévigny

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: June 1951

Education: Bachelor of Journalism (Concordia University)
Profession: Journalist

Career Background: Freelance journalist for a variety of publications. Between 1996 and 2002 worked with Tectonic Metals, Montreal, a recycler

Electoral History
Federal: 2004 - Conservative candidate in Montreal's Jeanne Le Ber Riding. 1994 - Vision Montreal candidate in Montreal's D�carie district

Campaign Office:
(514) 524-5001

Marlene Jennings

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: Nov. 10, 1951
Age: 54
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

Political History
Federal: Elected in Notre-Dame-De-Gr�ce-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 International Trade
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.

Riding Address:
204-6332 Sherbrooke
Lachine, Que.
(514) 489-8703

Ottawa Address:
Room 416 West Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 995-2251

Earl Wertheimer

Party: Libertarian Party of Canada

Campaign Office:
(514) 891-3275

Rachel Hoffman

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Peters Deslauriers

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: BA in eEconomics and Political Science from McGill, MA in History from Concordia
Profession: Teacher

Career Background: President of the Dawson Teachers' Union in 1974-1975, 1988-1991, 1999-2006 and held numerous other union positions

Campaign Office:

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