This riding occupies the southwest part of the Island of Montreal
on Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes and Rivière-des-Prairies. It contains the
former cities of Dollard des Ormeaux, Pierrefonds and L'Île Bizard.
This riding is home to a number of pharmaceutical companies. Manufacturing
is the main industry, followed by retail trade. More than 17 per cent
of the population has a university degree, while just over four per cent
has less than a Grade 9 education. The average family income is $75,497
with an unemployment rate of 6.5 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 37 per cent of the population lists English as their mother tongue, while French is the first language for 32 per cent. There are also significant populations who speak Arabic, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. This is an ethnically-mixed riding, including Italian, East Indian and Chinese communities. The total immigrant population is almost 30 per cent.
In the redistribution of 2004, 91 per cent of the riding was retained. This riding was established in 1986 by combining parts of Dollard and Vaudreuil ridings. The 1996 redistribution moved nine per cent into Lac-St-Louis.
In 2004, Liberal Bernard Patry defeated Bloc Québécois candidate
Marie-Hélène Brunet by more than 22,000 votes to win a fourth
In the former riding of Dollard, Liberal Jean-Pierre Goyer was MP from
1965 to 1979. He was appointed solicitor general in 1970 and minister
of supply and services in 1972. Liberal Louis Desmarais won in 1979 and
1980, but was defeated in 1984 by Progressive Conservative Gerry Weiner
who became minister of state for immigration and multiculturalism.
Weiner won again in Pierrefonds-Dollard in 1988, running against Patry.
He was appointed minister of state for multiculturalism and citizenship
in 1988 and minister of multiculturalism and citizenship in 1993.
1953-80 inclusive - LIB
1984 - PC
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: Studied sociology, School of higher commercial studies (HEC). Graphics course at Cégep Ahuntsic.
Studied marketing and accounting at Collège André-Laurendeau
Career Background: Canada Post worker since 1981. Host and master of ceremonies since 1985. Photographer and film consultant for
CMC Studios from 1978 to 1981. President of the West Islands, Society of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Montreal in 2000. Air Force Army cadet,
Bagotevile base from 1974 to 1978
Party: Served on many election committees for the Parti Québécois and Bloc Québécois since 1976
Provincial: Defeated in Verdun in 2003
Federal: Defeated in LaSalle-Emard in 2000
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. Studied project management at McGill University
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Huguette Gauthier
Career Background: Worked as an engineer mainly in the railway, mining and aviation sectors. He was also a member of the
executive of the Ordre des ing�nieurs du Qu�bec for 12 years.
Community Activities: Has been involved with Centraide, the Salvation Army, Terry Fox fund-raisers, Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
School commissioner for the Lester B. Pearson school board
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Education: B.Sc from McGill University, with a major in physics
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Has worked for over 20 years in various aerospace and high-tech sectors. Has directed both projects and
research and development for Canadian and international customers. Project Manager at MDA Space (former SPAR in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue)
specializing in instruments for space satellites. Worked on flight simulators at CAE (Saint-Laurent) and military systems at
Paramax-Lockheed Martin (Saint-Laurent and Montreal) and Oerlikon (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu). In 2000, at Avestor
(division of Hydro-Qu�bec at Boucherville) he was product development director overseeing the integration of advanced batteries into
fully electric and hybrid automobiles. In 1993, he suffered directly when the helicopter contract was cancelled. This was followed by
three years in Toronto, mainly in marketing. He has been either a property owner and/or an employee in Montreal's West Island for 15
of the last 16 years. He has authored numerous Canadian and international proposals. Assists spouse who works in the health sector,
participates in her business based on preventive medicine
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Jan. 30, 1943
Education: M.D. from the University of Montreal (1965).
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Françoise Haxaire
Children: Two - Sidney Frédé, Rick
Career Background: Opened general practice in Pierrefonds in 1966. From 1966 to 1981, he was vice-president of the Pierrefonds
Medical Centre Community activities
Community Activities: Has been regional director of United Way campaigns; president of the Jeux du Qu�bec for the Lac St-Louis
area; regional president of the Kidney Foundation Fundraising campaign
Party: From 1968 to 1974, he was director of Liberal Federal Association of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. From 1972 to 1976, he was
director of provincial Liberal Association of Robert-Baldwin.
Municipal: Was municipal councillor in L'Ile-Bizard in 1968. Mayor of L'Ile-Bizard from 1969 to 1987 (six terms). Represented
L'Ile-Bizard on Montreal Urban Community Council from 1970 to 1987.
Federal: Pierrefonds-Dollard - defeated in 1988; elected in 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Worked for Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development from Feb. 23, 1996 to July 16, 1998
Committee: Former vice-chair: Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Former member: Foreign Affairs and International Trade;
Health; Industry; Indian Affairs and Northern Development; Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages. Chair: Foreign Affairs and
International Trade. Member: sub-committee on Committee Budgets of Liaison Committee
Caucus: Chair of the Quebec Liberal caucus, 1995 to 1996. Was vice-chair of Prime Minister's Task Force on Urban Affairs in 2001
303-3883 St Jean Blvd.
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House of Commons
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Year of Birth: 1944
Education: Studied at Karachi Polytechnic
Career Background: Following graduation, completed a three-year apprenticeship at Siemens; followed by a permanent position in
the quality control department where he worked for 10 years.