This riding borders the St. Lawrence River and includes the heart
of Quebec City. The riding contains the parish municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Anges
and part of Quebec City. It spreads from the St. Lawrence River in the south
to Highway 40 in the north, between the former limit of Quebec City and
L'Ancienne-Lorette in the west and former limit of Charlesbourg, Highway
175 and the St-Charles River in the east.
The main employer is the provincial government. Other services and the retail trade industry make up the economic base in this riding. The average family income is $52,443 and unemployment is 9.3 per cent. More than 18 per cent of the population has a university degree.
According to the 2001 census, the population of seniors in this riding is among the top 10 in Canada. More than 17 per cent are over 65 years of age. Almost 92 per cent of the population lists French as their mother tongue, while less than two per cent claim English. Renters outnumber homeowners in riding, 71 per cent to 29 per cent.
In the redistribution of 2004, the riding retained 63 per cent of Quebec
riding and, in the north, 27 per cent of Quebec East. The riding was created
as Langelier in the 1966 redistribution from the ridings of Quebec East,
Quebec South and Quebec West. The name of the riding was changed from
Langelier to Quebec in 1990. In the 1996 redistribution, 13 per cent of
Quebec East was added.
In 2004, Bloc Québécois MP Christiane Gagnon was re-elected
to a fourth term, earning more than 50 per cent of the vote. She first
won against Liberal Jean Pelletier in 1993.
Liberal Jean Marchand was first elected in 1965 in Quebec West. He was
appointed minister of citizenship and immigration and minister of manpower
and immigration. Marchand won in Langelier in 1968, 1972 and 1974. He
served as minister of forestry and rural development from 1968 to 1969,
minister of regional economic expansion in 1969, and minister of transport
in 1972. He resigned in 1976 over the government's handling of the air
traffic controllers' language issue.
Liberal Gilles Lamontagne won the 1977 byelection and the general elections
in 1979 and 1980. He was appointed minister of defence from 1980 to 1983
and was acting minister of veterans' affairs from 1980 to 1981. He resigned
and was sworn in as lieutenant governor of Quebec in 1984. In 1984, Progressive
Conservative Michel Coté won and became minister of consumer and
corporate affairs and minister responsible for Canada Post, minister of
regional industrial expansion, minister of state for science and technology
and minister of supply and services. He resigned in 1988, after breaching
conflict of interest guidelines. PC Gilles Loiselle won in 1988, but was
defeated in 1993. He was appointed president of the Treasury Board in
1990 and minister of finance in 1993.
1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: April 16, 1948
Birthplace: Chicoutimi, Que.
Education: Took Sociology and Communications studies at Laval in 1976, and from 1984 to 1986.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Michel Lemieux
Children: One - Annick
Career Background: Worked as Press Secretary to Quebec Minister of Public Services from 1983-84. Freelance journalist from
1985 to 1986. Worked as a real estate agent from 1986 to 1993. Served as Director-General at Cineforum from 1981 to 1984
Party: Head of Communications for PQ in the National Capital Region from 1990 to 1991. President of Jean-Talon PQ from 1989 to
1990 and from 1992 to 1993. Founding Member of BQ in 1991
Federal: Elected in Québec in 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Former Member: Environment and Sustainable Development; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with
Disabilities; Natural Resources and Government Operations; sub-committee on Children & Youth; Health. Member: Canadian Heritage,
Official Languages. Vice-chair: Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Caucus: Former Critic for: Status of Women; Federal Office of Regional Development-Quebec; Housing; Poverty. Critic for:
Canadian Heritage; National Capital of Quebec. Former Deputy Caucus Chair. Former Caucus Chair. Since 1997, Chair,
Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches BQ caucus. Critic for Social Development since 2004
209-320, rue St-Joseph E. Quebec, Que.
Room 213 Justice Bldg
House of Commons
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Diploma in Political Science. Master's degree in Public Administration from the École nationale
d'administration publique (ÉNAP).Currently doing a Ph.D. in Sociology and Political Science
Career Background: Research assistant at the ÉNAP. Worked at the Treasury Board. Co-author of the book, Les institutions
locales administratives au Québec
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 3, 1953
Birthplace: Paris, France
Education: Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Universit� de Technologie de Paris
Profession: Restaurateur, food consultant, and an agri-food industrialist
Provincial: Defeated in Charlesbourg in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière in June 2003 by-election. Defeated in Louis-Saint-Laurent in
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 25, 1968
Birthplace: Charlesbourg, Que.
Career Background: Law practice for 13 years. Began career in the office of Bélanger, Drolet and Associates working under
Christian Bélanger. Currently practices law with the firm Gaulin, Croteau, Petit, specializing in the defence of young offenders
Community Activities: For three years she has been giving conferences in high schools throughout the region on the subject of
criminal law and the protection of children. Served as vice-president of the Quebec Defence Lawyers Association (AADQ) for two years
and also spent two years on the Association's committee for practicing lawyers
Party: Libertarian Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 9, 1949
Birthplace: Quebec City, Que.
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Two daughters
Career Background: Bus driver for the RTC in Quebec City. Was a musician when he was in his early 20s.
Community Activities: Volunteers by helping seniors with income tax returns
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Degrees in International Relations and Counselling from the Université Laval
Career Background: Coordinator and Communications Officer for various groups and networks in Greater Quebec City area since 2001. In May 2002 took part
in a fact-finding mission to Iraq for Veterans for Peace (USA) to verify the repair of water treatment plants. Interned on Parliament
Hill with New Democrat MPs Alexa McDonough and Svend Robinson
Community Activities: Involved in conferences and other activities on human rights, international conflict and peace
Party: Progressive Canadian Party
Birth Date: Nov. 16, 1987
Birthplace: Quebec City, Que.
Education: Studying at St. Lawrence College
Marital Status: Single
4-2355 Trudeau St.
Quebec City, Que.