This urban riding is located on the shore of Rivière-des-Milles-Îles
across from Laval. It contains that part of the regional county municipality
of Deux-Montagnes comprised of the cities of Deux-Montagnes, St-Eustache
and Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac and that part of Thérèse-de Blainville
comprised of the city of Boisbriand.
Manufacturing is the most important industry in this riding, followed by retail trade. The average family income is $63,314 and unemployment is 5.4 per cent.
Almost 88 per cent of the population cite French as their mother tongue,
while seven per cent are English.
In 2004, 79 per cent of the riding was retained. The riding of Blainville-Deux
Montagnes was created in the 1976 redistribution from 57 per cent of Terrebonne
and 43 per cent of Argenteuil-Deux Montagnes. In 1996, the riding became
St-Eustache-Ste-Thérèse and kept 71 per cent of Blainville-Deux
Montagnes. The riding name was changed to Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
In 2004, Bloc Québécois MP Gilles A. Perron won his third
term with 61 per cent of the vote.
The former Terrebone riding had been Liberal since 1921, except for one
PC win in 1958.
Liberal Francis Fox won in Argenteuil-Deux Montagnes in 1972 and 1974.
Pierre Trudeau appointed him as solicitor general in 1976, but Fox resigned
from that post in 1978. Fox won in Blainville-Deux Montagnes in 1979 and
1980, but was defeated in 1984. In recent years a lobbyist, he became
Paul Martin's principal secretary in 2003.
PC Monique Landry won in Blainville-Deux Montagnes in 1984 and 1988.
She was appointed minister for external relations and international development
in 1986, minister of state for Indian and northern affairs in 1991, and
secretary of state and minister of communications in 1993. The BQ's Paul
Mercier was elected in Blainville-Deux Montagnes in 1993 and re-elected
in 1997 in Terrebonne-Blainville.
1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993 - BQ
1997 - BQ
2000, 2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: Dec. 10, 1940
Birthplace: Evain, Que.
Education: Trois-Rivières Technical Institute, Electricians Diploma and Industrial Design, 1962. University of Montreal,
courses in sales, 1966, and refresher courses in PME management, 1979. Private pilot's licence, École d'aviation Leblanc
Career Background: CGE representative in Montreal from 1962-71. Director of CGE branch in Trois-Riviï¿½res from 1971-77.
Representative, technical support and head of special projects for Scepter Manufacturing Company, 1977-92. Head of sales,
municipal products for Montreal, Laval, Basses-Laurentides and West Island regions, EMCO Inc.,1993-94.
Political attaché for Hélï¿½ne Robert, MNA for Deux Montagnes and regional delegate for the Laurentides from 1994-95.
Political consultant to Jacques Leonard, President of Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Public Service and MNA for
Community Activities: Member of Corporation des techniciens professionnels, since 1962. Member of Association of Hockey Referees,
1962-78. Member of l'Association des familles Perron d'Amérique since 1992
Federal: Elected in Saint-Eustache-Sainte-Thérèse in 1997 and in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles in 2000 and 2004
Committee: Former Member: Finance; Public Accounts; Government Operations and Estimates and its sub-commitee on the
Estimates Process. Member: National Defence and Veterans Affairs and its sub-committee on Veterans Affairs
Caucus: Former critic for: Public Service Renewal; National Revenue. Critic for Veterans Affairs
215, rue Saint-Laurent, Bureau 103, Saint-Eustache, Que.
172 St-Louis Street, St-Eustache, Que.
Room 356 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: College diploma as a programmer analyst. Courses in financial management. Currently completing a bachelor's degree
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Educational counsellor at Collège CDI since 2002 and programmer analyst and consultant since 1999
Community Activities: Worked in management and supervision for different Canadian firms
Federal: Defeated in Rivière-des-Mille-Iles in 2004..
Marie Martine Bédard
Party: Green Party of Canada
Profession: Analyst and critic for an engineering firm
Community Activities: Co-founded a citizens' committee (2002). Member of the Rivers Foundation. Member of the executive
committee of the Coalition Québec-Vert-Kyoto (2004)
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Marital Status: Married
Community Activities: President of the advisory board for la Maison des jeunes Sodarrid de Boisbriand, a member of the
administration committee for la Caisse Populaire Desjardins de Boisbriand and president of the Boisbriand Municipal Housing Bureau
Municipal: First elected to the Boisbriand City Council in 1982. President of the Boisbriand Urban Planning Advisory Board
(1998 to 2003), president of the Boisbriand Commission for Economic Development (2000 to 2002) and a member of the executive committee
of the Société de développement économique Thérèse-De-Blainville (SODET) (1989 to 1994). Expanded on a code of ethics for elected
officals and Boisbriand city employees, and drew up in 2001 a Boisbriand Citizens Charter, for which the municipality awarded him the
Plume d'argent de l'Association des communicateurs municipaux du Québec in the fall of 2002. Participated in the revision process for
the development plans for the regional municipality of Thérèse-De-Blainville county
Party: New Democratic Party
Year of Birth: 1982
Birthplace: Deux-Montagnes, Que.
Education: College diploma in Human Sciences with a political and social emphasis from the Cégep Bois-de-Boulogne in
Community Activities: Worked with the Café de la Paix foundation in Saint-Eustache and was an intervener and street
worker for almost a year. Was an activist fighting poverty within student organizations and associations in the Rive-Nord region.
Helped organize peace marches protesting the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Campaigned to preserve woodlands in Deux-Montagnes,
Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Saint-Eustache, Boisbriand and Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, as well as the protection of the ecosystem of the
Rivière des Mille-Îles