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.
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Benoît Sauvageau
defeated Liberal Lévis Brien to win a third term in Repentigny. He first won in 1993
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
Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois
Birth Date: Nov. 22, 1963
Birthplace: Charlemagne, Que.
Education: UQAM - BA in Teaching History - 1991
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
Federal: Elected: in Terrebonne in 1993; in Repentigny in 1997, 2000 and 2004
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
358, rue Notre-Dame, local 130, Repentigny, Que.
201-184 Notre-Dame, Repentigny, Que.
Room 456 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Studying Political Science at the Université de Montréal
Community Activities: Was student leader at the CEGEP of l'Assomption and member of the Board
Party: Green Party of Canada
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
Provincial: Defeated in Viger in April, 2002 byelection and in Marguerite-Bourgeoys in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Papineau in 2004
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
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
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
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
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