This riding spreads north and west of Quebec City with the St. Lawrence River as its southern boundary. It contains the regional county municipalities of Portneuf and La Jacques-Cartier as well as the former municipality of St-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The Val Cartier military base is in the riding.
Manufacturing is the main industry in the riding, followed by other services and retail trade. The average family income is $61,503 and unemployment is seven per cent.
Almost 96 per cent of the population cited French as their mother tongue, while two per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is under two per cent.
In the redistribution of 2004, 77 per cent of the riding was retained and 16 per cent of Charlesbourg-Jacques-Cartier added in the north. The riding was established in 1867. The 1996 redistribution kept 96 per cent of the riding.
Liberal incumbent Claude Duplain lost in 2004 to Bloc Québécois
candidate Guy Côté by 6,608 votes. In 2000, Duplain was elected
with 2,433 more votes than the BQ's Patrice Dallaire.
Liberal Pierre Bussières was elected in 1974 and ran in Charlesbourg
in 1979. Liberal Rolland Dion won in 1979 and 1980, but was defeated in
1984. Progressive Conservative Marc Ferland won in 1984 and 1988. In 1993
and 1997, Pierre de Savoye won for the BQ.
1872, 1874 - LIB
1878 - LIB
1882-1957 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962-72 inclusive - SC/R des C
1974, 1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - BQ
2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: Dec. 30, 1965
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Communications (option public relations and industrial relations) from Laval University
Career Background: Database integrator, Professional Services Division, Harfang Technologies (since 2003); Organization of
financial activities, database management; Finale des Jeux du Québec 2003; MRC de Portneuf (2002); Advertising consultant,
M.R.C. de Portneuf, COOL FM 100,9 (2001); Assistant to Pierre Savoye BQ MP for Portneuf (1999-2000); Development Agent,
Saint-Raymond Chamber of Commerce (1998); Responsible for exporation and development, Laboratoire Hygienex inc. (1997-1998);
Responsible for subscriptions and disctributions, Les Éditions Cap-aux-Diamants (1995-1998)
Community Involvement: President: Comité de parents de la Commission scolaire de Portneuf (since 2003).
Pont-Rouge Chamber of Commerce (2001-2003); Conseil d'établissement de l'école primaire Perce-Neige de Pont-Rouge (since 2003).
VP, Portneuf regional Chamber of Commerce (2002-2003). Parent-Commissioner, Conseil des commissaires de la Commission scolaire de
Portneuf (depuis 2003). Chair, Board of Directors, CPE Le Kangourou (2000-2002)
Party: President of BQ in the Québec/Chaudière-Appalaches region since 2003. President of the executive
Portneuf BQ since 2002
Federal: Elected in Portneuf in 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Member: Finance
Caucus: Deputy Finance critic
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Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: St-Casimir, Que.
Education: Degree in Social Sciences, with concentration in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Ottawa
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Helen Hamilton
Children: Two - Skylar and Ashley
Career Background: Admitted to the Quebec bar in 1992. Began private practice with an office in St-Marc des Carrières and later
Portneuf. Since 2001 has been practising with the firm, O'Brien, Avocats, in Quebec City with focus on commercial and civil litigation
as well as family law
Community Activities: Active as VP with the minor hockey association where his son began playing last season
Federal: Defeated in Portneuf in 2000 (for the Canadian Alliance) and 2004
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Education: BA (Laval University)
Career Background: Employed by AEF Global, a company which develops, produces and markets biopesticides
Community Activities: Treasurer of the Quebec Ultimate Frisbee Association
Profession: Retired radio host
Career Background: Worked for a variety of radio stations in Quebec for more than 30 years. Was a popular and controversial broadcaster, known as "King Arthur."
Provincial: Ran unsuccessfully as an independent candidate in Louis-Hébert in the 1994 Quebec provincial election.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: April 24, 1947
Education: Diploma as an electronics technician and a certificate as a public health inspector from the Canadian Public Health
Career Background: In 1968, he began working as an inspector with the Quebec Department of Health.
Has worked in health and the environment and was one of the pioneers at the Department of the Environment, where he held various
positions as an inspector, senior inspector and as head of a team of water and purification technicians. Until recently, held various
positions in the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Jacques-Cartier, serving as deputy warden, president of the local investment
society for employment development (SOLIDE) and vice-president of the Local Development Centre (CLD)
Municipal: Elected in 1987 as Councillor of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac. Served as mayor of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac from 1991 to 2005
Party: New Democratic Party
Year of Birth: 1954
Education: Bachelor's degree from Université Laval in 1984, studying Political Science (Public Administration),
Psychology and Industrial Relations
Marital Status: Partner
Children: Shared custody of son
Career Background: In 1977, an employee of the Centre hospitalier Robert-Giffard (CHRG). President of his union.
Has been Administator of the Coopérative de la Rivière in Québec City
Party: Strong member of the Quebec Council on the NDP in the 1980s, vice-president of the
Association régionale de Québec and more recently President of the Association NPD de Québec
Provincial: Defeated in Portneuf by-election in 1993 and in Montmorency in 1994
Federal: Defeated in Portneuf in 1988. Defeated in Québec in 1997, 2000 and 2004