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DISTRICT: Repentigny
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Benoît SauvageauBQ3495862.42% X
Claude Jr LafortuneCON1012418.08%
Josyanne ForestLIB48478.65%
Réjean BellemareNDP43377.74%
Adam JastrzebskiGRN17423.11%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 215 of 215 polls reporting

Ridings

087 Repentigny

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Benoît Sauvageau (Incumbent)
CON:Claude Lafortune
GRN:Adam Jastrzebski
LIB:Josyanne Forest
NDP:Réjean Bellemare


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This suburban riding is located just north of Montreal on the St.Lawrence River. It contains the regional county municipality of L'Assomption, as well as Repentigny, Charlemagne, Lachenaie and Mascouche. Given its proximity to Montreal, many residents work outside the riding.

Manufacturing is the main industry, followed by retail trade. The average family income is $65,797 with unemployment of five per cent. Almost 97 per cent of the population lists French as their mother tongue, while one per cent cites English. The total immigrant population is two per cent.

In the redistribution of 2004, 47 per cent of Repentigny was combined with 45 per cent of Berthier-Montcalm to the north. In 1996, the name was changed to Repentigny and the riding was created from 70 per cent of Terrebonne riding. The riding of Terrebonne was established in 1867.

Population: 103,977

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Benoît Sauvageau defeated Liberal Lévis Brien to win a third term in Repentigny. He first won in 1993 in Terrebonne.

Liberal Joseph Roland Comtois won in 1968, 1972 and 1974 in Terrebonne. In 1976, Comtois resigned to run in the Quebec election and lost. He came back and won the 1977 byelection caused by his resignation, then was re-elected in 1979 and 1980. In 1984 Progressive Conservative Robert Toupin won. He left the PC caucus to sit as an Independent in 1986, briefly joined the New Democratic Party caucus, then left the NDP to sit as an Independent in 1987. In 1988, PC Jean-Marc Robitaille won.

1867-96 inclusive - CON
1900, 1903 byelection, 1904 - LIB
1908-15 byelection inclusive - CON
1917-57 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Beno�t Sauvageau

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Birth Date: Nov. 22, 1963
Age: 42
Birthplace: Charlemagne, Que.

Education: UQAM - BA in Teaching History - 1991
Profession: Teacher

Marital Status: Marries
Name of Spouse: Jacinthe Amireault
Children: Three - Catherine, Laurence, Elisabeth

Career Background: 1987-93 - Social Sciences teacher, Polyvalente Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur. 1990-93 - Professor of Constitutional History, L'Assomption College

Electoral History
Federal: Elected: in Terrebonne in 1993; in Repentigny in 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History
Committee: Former Member: Environment and Sustainable Development; Foreign Affairs and International Trade; sub-committee on International Trade, Trade Disputes and Investment; Public Accounts; sub-committee on Improved Financial Reporting to Parliament of the Procedure and House Affairs; sub-committee on International Financial Reporting Guidelines and Standards for the Public Sector of Public Accounts Committee. Member: Procedure and House Affairs; sub-committee on Private Members' Business; Official Languages
Caucus: Former critic for: Amateur Sport; International Trade; Public Accounts; Treasury Board; Infrastructure Critic for: Francophonie; Official Languages 1995-2000 - Chair, Laval-Laurentides-Lanaudi�re caucus Deputy Whip - since 2003

Campaign Address:
358, rue Notre-Dame, local 130, Repentigny, Que.
(450) 585-4101
Riding Address:
201-184 Notre-Dame, Repentigny, Que.
(450) 581-3894
Ottawa Address:
Room 456 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-5257



Claude Lafortune

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Studying Political Science at the Université de Montréal
Profession: Student

Community Activities: Was student leader at the CEGEP of l'Assomption and member of the Board



Adam Jastrzebski

Party: Green Party of Canada

Age: 30

Education: Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Concordia University

Career Background: Product Manager with I-D Foods, a major Canadian food distributor based in Laval Quebec. Worked as marketing coordinator for an organic and fair-trade chocolate cooperative in Ottawa

Community Activities: Volunteer for Oxfam-Quebec on a CIDA-funded food security project with the Guarani, indigenous community in southern Bolivia

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Viger in April, 2002 byelection and in Marguerite-Bourgeoys in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Papineau in 2004

Campaign Address:
ajastrzebski@partivert.ca



Josyanne Forest

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Age: 31
Birthplace: Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm, Que.

Education: Attended the Sisters of Ste-Anne secondary school, and studied social sciences at the Coll�ge de L'Assomption. Graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Political Science

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Career Background: Worked at Esther-Blondin College in Saint-Jacques for the past five years as a coordinator for the Esther-Blondin Sports Complex. Worked in Alberta as a second language teacher in the francophone communities, worked for the community radio station in Peace River

Community Activities: Active in local church and day care centre and is involved in kin-ball, swimming and soccer leagues in community

Campaign Address:
Josyanne.Forest@plcq.org
forest.plcq.ca



R�jean Bellemare

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: 1959
Birthplace: Trois Rivières

Education: Diploma in Economics from the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières and in Cooperative Management from the Université de Sherbrooke
Profession: Businessman

Marital Status: Partner
Name of Spouse: Carole Poirier
Children: Two sons

Career Background: Was an administrator at an insurance company for over a decade

Community Activities: Was chair of the Board of Directors of the Caisse d'économie des travailleurs et des travailleuses unis, member of the Board representing the Caisses de groupes CORE, as well as a member of the Board of Développement International Desjardins

Campaign Address:
rejean.bellemare@npd.qc.ca


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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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