This riding is located in the centre of the Island of Montreal. The
riding is bounded by the border of the CP Rail line in the west, the Avenue
des Pins in the east between the CP line and Boulevard St-Laurent in the
north and Victoria Avenue, Côte-Ste-Catherine Road and Côte-des-Neiges
Road in the south. It includes parts of the affluent residential areas of
Outremont and stretches to the low-income parts of the Côte-des-Neiges,
one of the most ethnically mixed neighbourhoods in Canada.
The economic base is spread over many sectors, including manufacturing and educational services. Over 76 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rentals. The average family income is $68,739 with an unemployment rate of 10.7 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 44 per cent have French as a mother tongue, 14 per cent have English and 37 per cent have neither English nor French. There are significant Jewish, East Indian, Chinese and Italian populations. The total immigrant population is over 38 per cent. Over 33 per cent of the population has a university degree.
In 2004, 88 per cent of the riding was maintained and four per cent from Papineau-St-Denis and five per cent from Westmount-Ville-Marie has been added. The riding was established in 1933, abolished in 1947 and re-established in 1966. In 1996, small parts of Rosemont, Mount Royal and St-Denis ridings were added.
Liberal Jean Lapierre made his political comeback here in 2004, defeating
Bloc Québécois candidate François Rebello by 2,945 votes.
Lapierre was first elected in Shefford in 1979. He won his next four elections,
but quit the Liberals in 1990 after Jean Chrétien became leader.
He was a founding member of the BQ in 1990, but resigned in 1992. He rejoined
the Liberals in February 2004. Paul Martin named him minister of transport
in July 2004.
Liberal Martin Cauchon was elected in Outremont three times, in 1993,
1997 and 2000. He was appointed secretary of state for the federal office
of regional development in Quebec in 1996 and became minister of national
revenue and secretary of state for Canadian economic development in 1999.
He was again appointed minister of revenue from 1999 to 2002 and justice
minister from 2002 to 2003.
This riding has been Liberal since 1935, except for one Progressive Conservative
win in 1988. Liberal Marc Lalonde, a Trudeau-era cabinet minister, won
in 1972, 1974, 1979 and 1980. He was minister of health and welfare in
1972, minister responsible for the status of women in 1974, minister of
federal-provincial relations in 1977, minister of justice in 1978, and
minister of finance in 1982. Liberal Lucie Pépin won in 1984, but
was defeated in 1988 by PC Jean-Pierre Hogue.
1935-84 inclusive - LIB
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: Dec. 2, 1936
Birthplace: Saint-Jovite, Que.
Education: Diploma in Chartered Accountancy; M.C.S. from Laval University. Also attended Ecole pratique des hautes études
in Paris from 1964 to 1966
Career Background: Accounting consultant at firm of Harel, Drouin since November 2001. Worked as an auditor for Clarkson,
Gordon and Associates in Montreal from 1962 to 1964. Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales from 1966 to 1977.
Professor at the Univeristy of Rwanda from 1967 to 1968. From 1968 to 1976, worked as assistant to the Budget Director, assistant to
research vice-principal and to the assistant dean of continuing education at the University of Motnreal. Was Dean of the Faculty of
Education at the University of Montreal from 1985 to 1989. Owns a farm in Saint-Jovite
Party: President of Labelle PQ from 1970 to 1972. National Controller.
Provincial: Defeated in Labelle in 1970. Defeated in Laurentides-Labelle in 1973. Elected in Laurentides-Labelle in 1976.
Elected in Labelle in 1981. Resigned in May 1985. Elected in Labelle in 1989, 1994, 1998. Left National Assembly in 2001
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Minister of State for Planning in 1976. Minister responsible for Quebec Planning and Development Bureau in 1977.
Vice-president of the Treasury Board in 1978. Minister of Municipal Affairs in 1980, re-appointed in 1981. Minister of Transportation
from 1981 to 1984. Resigned from Cabinet in November 1984. Minister of Transport and vice-president of Treasury Board from 1981 to 1984.
Minister of Administration and the Public Service, Chair of the Treasury Board in 1995. Minister responsible for Laurentides region in
Committee: Chair of the Standing Committee on Planning in 1976. Member, Budget and Administration Committee and Temporary
Committee chair from 1989 to 1994. Member of Commission on the POlitical and Consitutional Future of Quebec in 1990. Member of
Committee to Examine Matters Related to Quebec Accession to Sovereignty from 1991 to 1992. Member of Economy and Labour Committee from
1993 to 1994. Member of the Cabinet Priorities Committee
Caucus: Sat as independent member from 1984 to 1985, when he resigned from the National Assembly. From 1989 to 1991 he was the
critic for Finance, Financial Institutions and Treasury Board. In October 1991, he was the Critic for industry and commerce; research
and development, and finance. In 1993 he was critic for administration, Treasury Bd & Public Service
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Rhodes scholar, Bachelor's degrees in History and Law from Oxford University
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Caroline Drouin
Career Background: President of the firm Capital, specializing in strategic commercial real estate planning in Montreal, and has
been a director of real estate investment trusts for more than 20 years. Was president of the board of Ogilvy, CEO of Equidev and
vice-president of Canderel, a leader in the real estate sector. Has been a member of the board of many companies such as Standard Life
and Standard Trust, and is a member of the Board of Summit REIT
Community Activities: Active within many organizations: the McCord Museum, the Foundation of Sainte-Justine hospital for children,
the YWCA Foundation, the YMCA, the Jean Lapointe Foundation and the Chateau Ramezay
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Year of Birth: 1956
Birthplace: Laval, Que.
Eric Roach Denis
Profession: Independent film maker
Career Background: Director of the film "Roach Trip".
Tel.: (514) 937-4893
Birth Date: Sept. 14, 1935
Education: Teachers certificate (Université de Montréal); BA (Université de Montréal).
Marital Status: Divorced
Municipal: Ran for mayor of Laval
Provincial: Defeated in Mille-Isles in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Laval East in 2000; defeated in Alfred-Pellan in 2004
Birth Date: October 1983
Birthplace: Longueuil, PQ
Education: Student (University of Montréal).
Provincial: Defeated in Taillon 2003
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 7, 1956
Birthplace: Magdalen Islands, Que.
Education: Studied law at the University of Ottawa and was admitted to the Quebec Bar
Career Background: Between 1974 and 1979, he was special assistant to minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and executive
assistant to André Ouellet, Minister of State for Urban Affairs. In 1992, he became a radio host with CKAC, a position he held
until recently. In 2001, he became a presenter for the main news program of TQS.
Party: In 2004, Paul Martin appointed him Quebec Lieutenant.
Federal: Elected in Shefford in 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1988. Elected in Outremont in 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Worked for the Minister of State (Sports) from 1981 to 1982. Worked for the Secretary of State of
Canada from 1982 to 1983. Worked for the Secretary of State for External Affairs
Committee: Member, Cabinet committees on: Operations; Domestic Affairs; Canada-U.S.; Security, Public Health & Emergencies
Cabinet: From June to September 1984, he was Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport). From June 30 to September 1984,
he was the Minister of State (Youth). From June to September 1998 was Deputy Leader of Government in the House of Commons (At age 28,
he was at the time the youngest person ever named to Cabinet, appointed by John Turner). Minister of Transport
Caucus: He quit the Liberal Party on June 16, 1990, after Chrétien won leadership in June, 1990. Founding member of BQ
in July 1990. He said at the time that "our national allegiance is to Quebec...whose sovereignty we intend to promote."
Resigned in July 1992 to become talk show host in Montreal. When he left he said the "Bloc's mission is more necessary than ever."
Centre commercial Wilderton
2665, avenue Van Horne
310-3333 Queen Mary Rd.
Room 105 East Block
House of Commons
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: MBA from the Hautes Études Commerciales of Montreal. Doctorate in Management Sciences from the
University of Grenoble
Career Background: Chartered Accountant and an Accredited Management Accountant. In 1973, joined the Accounting Sciences
Department of the Université du Québec à Montréal and has been teaching there since. In 1996, he founded
the Chaire d'études socio-économiques de l'UQÀM. Collaborated in the publication of nine books, and has written