This riding is located in the central part of the Island of Montreal. It contains part of the city of Montreal bounded by l'Acadie Boulevard in the southwest and 19th Avenue in the northeast, between Highway 40, D'Iberville Street and Jarry Street East in the west and Bélanger Street, Papineau Avenue, Jean-Talon Street East in the east.
The riding has a mix of row housing, three-storey apartments, small shops, and Chabanel Street clothing manufacturers. The economy is based mainly on manufacturing, followed by other services. According to the 2001 census, this riding has the third lowest average family income in Canada at $41,792 and unemployment is 13.3 per cent. This is a transient riding, and renters outnumber homeowners, 76 per cent to 24 per cent.
Only 45 per cent have French as a mother tongue; 46 per cent list neither English or French, with large groups speaking Spanish, Arabic, Punjabi and Chinese as a first language. The total immigrant population is almost 39 per cent. Almost 19 per cent of the population has less than a Grade 9 education, while almost 13 per cent have a university degree.
In 2004, the riding was renamed Papineau and it kept 96 per cent of the Papineau-St-Denis riding. The riding was created in 1996 from 64 per cent of St-Denis and 57 per cent of Papineau-St-Michel.
Pierre Pettigrew managed to hold on to this riding in 21004, defeating
Bloc Québécois challenger Martine Carrière by just
468 votes. Pettigrew was first elected in a 1996 byelection in Papineau-St-Michel,
then re-elected in 1997 and 2000 in Papineau-St-Denis. He was appointed
minister of international co-operation, minister responsible for the Francophonie
and minister of human resources in 1996. He became minister of international
trade in 1999, a post he held until 2003. Prime Minister Paul Martin named
him minister of health, minister of intergovernmental affairs and minister
responsible for official languages. In 2004, he became minister of foreign
St-Denis riding was Liberal from 1917. Liberal Marcel Prud'homme won
the 1964 byelection and also won from 1965 to 1988 inclusive. He was appointed
to the Senate by Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney in 1993. In
1993, Liberal Eleni Bakopanos won St-Denis.
The original Papineau (before 1987) and Papineau-St-Michel riding was
Liberal from 1957. André Ouellet was the MP from the 1967 byelection
to 1984 inclusive. He served as minister responsible for Crown corporations,
minister of regional economic development, postmaster general, minister
of consumer and corporate affairs, minister of urban affairs, minister
of public works, minister responsible for Canada Post, minister of labour,
president of the Privy Council and government house leader.
From 1917 - LIB
From 1957 - LIB
1997, 2000 - LIB
2004 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: · M.Sc. in Intercultural Education from the Université de Sherbrooke. Performa program from the Université de
Sherbrooke. Certificat d'aptitudes pédagogiques à l'enseignement secondaire (CAPES, secondary school teaching proficiency certificate)
from the Université de Sherbrooke. Specialized bachelor's degree in Literary Studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Spanish language studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina. English language skills upgrading, Chicago YMCA, secretarial course at the
Speedwriting Secretarial School, Chicago
Career Background: · President and CEO of the Quebec Federation of Women (2001-2003). French professor at Cégep de Victoriaville
(1983-2001). President of the Fédération des enseignantes et enseignants de cégeps (1991-1992). Elementary school ESL teacher at the
Acton Vale School Board (1983-1984). Elementary and secondary school French and English teacher in the Eastern Townships and on the
South Shore (1979-1984). FSL teacher at a training and orientation centre for immigrants (1976-1977). Secretary for various businesses
and for the International Civil Aviation Organization (1968-1972).
Community Activities: Former member on board of directors for the Société de développement de la Ville de Montréal.
Former member on board of directors for the Conseil de la souveraineté du Québec. Former member on board of directors for
Syndicalistes et progressistes pour un Québec libre. Ambassador of the alumni association for the Université de Sherbrooke (2002).
Vice-president of the Quebec Federation of Women (1999-2001). Member on the Quebec Federation Women board of directors (1998-present).
Member on the Conseil des relations interculturelles for the Quebec Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (2000, 2001).
Member on the board of directors for La ligue des droits et libertés (1993). Member of the Groupe régional de concertation sur
l'immigration. Member of the board of directors for the Association des professionnels de l'enseignement du français au collegial.
Member of the Syndicat des enseignantes et enseignants. Vice-president of the Cégep de Victoriaville (1992-1993). Member of the Service
Interculturel Collégial group. Member on the Comité des pratiques syndicales de la FEC (1991)
Baig Mahmood Raza
Party: Canadian Action Party
Birth Date: 1965
Education: Master's degree in Journalism.
Marital Status: Single
Career Background: Has written articles about commerce, culture and
international relations for newspapers in Pakistan and Canada
Community Activities: Organized Pakistan Independence Day in 1997 in Montreal
and has served on several foreign trade delegations
7225 Durocher #420
Tel: (514) 271-8975
Mustaque A. Sarker
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Graduated from Dhaka University. MBA from Tulane University and a Diploma in EDC and AMC from McGill University
Career Background: He is president and CEO of Phahmed Comptabilité et Gestion d'affaires Inc.
Community Activities: President of the Bangladesh-Canada Friendship Association and of the Multicultural Society of Canada
Federal: Defeated in Papineau-Saint-Denis in 2000 and in Papineau in 2004
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Year of Birth: 1983
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Admitted to B.Comm. program at Concordia in 2002
Provincial: Defeated in Laval-des-Rapides in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Alfred-Pellan in 2004
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: April 18, 1951
Birthplace: Quebec City
Education: BA in Philosophy, University of Quebec, Trois-Rivières. Master of Philosophy, International Relations, at Oxford, Balliol College
Marital Status: Single
Career Background: From 1976 to 1978, he was the director of the NATO Assembly Policy Commission in Brussels. From 1978 to 1981,
he was assistant to leader of Quebec Liberal party. From 1981 to 1984, was foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau,
Privy Council Office. In 1994, was co-chair, First National Forum on Canada's International Relations. Was media commentator.
From 1985 to 1995, was International Business Consultant and vice-president, Samson Bélair Deloitte and Touche International.
Author of the book, The New Politics of Confidence.
Federal: Elected in Papineau-Saint-Michel during the March 25, 1996 byelection in Papineau-Saint-Denis in 1997, and 2000.
Elected in Papineau in 2004
Cabinet: Minister of International Co-operation; Minister responsible for Francophonie (Jan. 25, 1996). Ministry of Human
Resources Development (Oct. 4, 1996). Ministry of International Trade (Aug. 3, 1999). Minister of Health; Minister of Intergovernmental
Affairs; Minister responsible for Official Languages (Dec. 12, 2003). Minister of Foreign Affairs (July 20, 2004)
Committee: Chair, Cabinet Committee on Domestic Affairs Member, Cabinet Committees on: Priorities and Planning; Operations;
Security, Public Health & Emergencies; Aboriginal affairs. Chair: Cabinet Global Affairs Committee. Vice-Chair: Cabinet Canada-U.S.
Committee. Member, Cabinet Committee on: Expenditure Review sub-committee of the Treasury Board
7200, rue Hutchinson, bureau 304
200-2348 Jean-Talon E
House of Commons
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Pursuing studies in accounting and economic sciences at the Université du Québec à
Career Background: Researcher to an socio-economic professorship at UQAM along with Léo-Paul Lauzon