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DISTRICT: Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Gilles-A. PerronBQ2627253.9% X
Érick GauthierCON1017320.87%
Robert FrégeauLIB623912.8%
Francis ChartrandNDP34187.01%
Marie Martine BédardGRN26435.42%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 178 of 178 polls reporting


090 Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Gilles Perron (Incumbent)
CON:Erick Gauthier
GRN:Marie Martine Bédard
LIB:Robert Frégeau
NDP:Francis Chartrand


 Riding Map
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 1998.

Population: 92,929

Political History
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.

Blainville-Deux Montagnes:
1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993 - BQ

1997 - BQ

2000, 2004 - BQ


Gilles Perron

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Birth Date: Dec. 10, 1940
Age: 65
Birthplace: Evain, Que.

Education: Trois-Rivi�res 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, �cole d'aviation Leblanc

Career Background: CGE representative in Montreal from 1962-71. Director of CGE branch in Trois-Rivi�res 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 attach� for H�l�ne 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 Laurentides, 1996

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'Am�rique since 1992

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Saint-Eustache-Sainte-Th�r�se in 1997 and in Rivi�re-des-Mille-�les in 2000 and 2004

Political History
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

Campaign Address:
215, rue Saint-Laurent, Bureau 103, Saint-Eustache, Que.
(450) 623-2800
Riding Address:
172 St-Louis Street, St-Eustache, Que.
(450) 473-4864
Ottawa Address:
Room 356 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-7330

Erick Gauthier

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: College diploma as a programmer analyst. Courses in financial management. Currently completing a bachelor's degree in communications

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Career Background: Educational counsellor at Coll�ge CDI since 2002 and programmer analyst and consultant since 1999

Community Activities: Worked in management and supervision for different Canadian firms

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Rivi�re-des-Mille-Iles in 2004..

Marie Martine B�dard

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birthplace: Montreal

Profession: Analyst and critic for an engineering firm

Children: Two

Community Activities: Co-founded a citizens' committee (2002). Member of the Rivers Foundation. Member of the executive committee of the Coalition Qu�bec-Vert-Kyoto (2004)

Campaign Office:
(514) 880-2718

Robert Fr�geau

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Profession: Notary

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

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

Electoral History
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 Soci�t� de d�veloppement �conomique Th�r�se-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 Qu�bec in the fall of 2002. Participated in the revision process for the development plans for the regional municipality of Th�r�se-De-Blainville county

Campaign Address:

Francis Chartrand

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 Montréal

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

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