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CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Christiane GagnonBQ2084541.53% X
Frédérik BoisvertCON1494329.77%
Caroline DroletLIB574311.44%
Michaël LessardNDP46299.22%
Yonnel BonaventureGRN23724.73%
Dan AubutIND8131.62%
Alexandre Raymond-LabriePCP5201.04%
Francis BedardLTN3250.65%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 235 of 235 polls reporting


086 Quebec

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Christiane Gagnon (Incumbent)
CON:Frêdérik Boisvert
GRN:Yonnel Bonaventure
IND:Dan Aubut
LIB:Caroline Drolet
LPC:Francis Bedard
NDP:Michaël Lessard
PCP:Alexandre Raymond-Labrie


 Riding Map
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.

Population: 93,811

Political History
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


Christiane Gagnon

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: April 16, 1948
Age: 57
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

Political History
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

Riding Address:
209-320, rue St-Joseph E. Quebec, Que.
(418) 523-6666

Ottawa Address:
Room 213 Justice Bldg
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-8865

Frêdérik Boisvert

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Age: 31

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

Children: Son

Career Background: Research assistant at the ÉNAP. Worked at the Treasury Board. Co-author of the book, Les institutions locales administratives au Québec

Campaign Office:
(418) 930-5631

Yonnel Bonaventure

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: Aug. 3, 1953
Age: 52
Birthplace: Paris, France

Education: Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Universit� de Technologie de Paris
Profession: Restaurateur, food consultant, and an agri-food industrialist

Electoral History
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 2004

Campaign Office:
(418) 648-1923

Caroline Drolet

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: Nov. 25, 1968
Age: 37
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

Francis Bedard

Party: Libertarian Party of Canada

Birth Date: Sept. 9, 1949
Age: 56
Birthplace: Quebec City, Que.

Profession: Retired

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

Campaign Office:
(418) 660-4113

Michaël Lessard

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

Campaign Office:

Alexandre Raymond-Labrie

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

Birth Date: Nov. 16, 1987
Age: 18
Birthplace: Quebec City, Que.

Education: Studying at St. Lawrence College
Profession: Student

Marital Status: Single

Campaign Office:
4-2355 Trudeau St.
Quebec City, Que.
G1P 3J9
(418) 527-5911
Raymond-Labrie's Website

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