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DISTRICT: Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Michel GauthierBQ1758645.2% X
Ghislain LavoieCON1446337.18%
Luc ChiassonLIB30147.75%
François PrivéNDP21515.53%
Sébastien GirardGRN16894.34%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 192 of 192 polls reporting

Ridings

092 Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Michel Gauthier (Incumbent)
CON:Ghislain Lavoie
GRN:Sébastien Girard
LIB:Luc Chiasson
NDP:Fran�ois Privé


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This rural riding surrounds Lac St-Jean. Lac Péribonka and Rivière Péribonka form part of the eastern boundary. It contains the regional county municipalities of Le Domaine-du-Roy and Maria-Chapdelaine and part of Lac-St-Jean-Est. The Mashteuiatsh Indian Reserve is in the riding. The main population centres are around Lac St-Jean itself in the southeast and include Roberval and St-Félicien.

The economy in this riding is based on manufacturing, forestry and some agriculture. The average family income is $50,249 with an unemployment rate of 15.7 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, the total immigrant population is only 0.44 per cent, but 2.56 per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal. More than 97 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue, while 0.29 cited English. This riding voted 66 per cent in favour of separation in the 1995 referendum.

In 2004, 85 per cent of the riding was retained and 31 per cent from Lac-St-Jean-Saguenay was added in the southeast. This riding was established in 1947. There was no change in the 1996 redistribution.

Population: 81,373

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois MP Michel Gauthier defeated Liberal Michel Mallette with 59 per cent of the vote, to win a fourth term of office. He was elected BQ leader in 1996, but announced later that year that he would step down as leader in 1997.

Social Credit's C.A. Gauthier won in 1962 and was MP until 1980, part of that time with Ralliement Créditiste. Liberal Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet won in 1980. Progressive Conservative Benoît Bouchard won in 1984 and 1988. He was appointed minister of state for transport in 1984, secretary of state in 1985, minister of employment and immigration in 1986, minister of transport in 1988, minister of industry, science and technology in 1990 and minister of health and welfare in 1991. He announced he wouldn't be running again for the 1993 campaign and was named Canadian ambassador to France.

1949 - LIB
1952 byelection - PC
1953, 1957 - LIB
1958 - PC
1962-79 inclusive - SC/R des C
1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Michel Gauthier

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Birth Date: Feb. 18, 1950
Age: 55
Birthplace: Quebec

Education: Diploma in Education Administration, University of Sherbrooke. Diploma in Human Resource Management, University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, studies in pedagogy, �cole normale de Roberval and UQAC

Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Two adult children, Alexandre and Isabelle

Career Background: Teacher and administrator, Roberval School Board (taught at local grade school), 1970-81. Director-general of Roberval School Board, 1988-93

Electoral History
Provincial: MNA for Roberval, 1981-88. Became leader of BQ on Feb. 17, 1996. Stepped down on March 15, 1997
Federal: Elected in Roberval in 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History
Parliamentary Secretary: To Quebec Minister of Finance Jacques Parizeau, 1982-85
Committee: Vice-president of the Quebec Social Affairs Committee, 1985-88. Member of board of Internal Economy and Procedure and House Affairs, 1994-96. Former member of Special Committee on the Modernization and Improvement of the Procedures of the House of Commons. Member of board of Internal Economy since 1997
Caucus: Former intergovernmental affairs critic and Privy Council critic. Former BQ House leader. Current critic for leader of the government in the House of Commons

Campaign Address:
731 boul. St-Joseph, Roberval, Que.
(418) 275-1177
michelgauthier@sympatico.ca

Riding Address:
208-775 blvd St-Joseph, Roberval, Que.
(418) 275-2768

Ottawa Address:
531-C Centre Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
613-992-2244



Ghislain Lavoie

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Degree from Université Laval
Profession: consultant dietician

Children: Three

Career Background: Worked in several hospitals for more than 30 years. Professor of administration and nutrition at the Universit� de Chicoutimi, as well as at the Chicoutimi and St-F�licien cegeps

Community Activities: Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board from 1992 to 2001

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Roberval in 2004



Sébastien Girard

Party: Green Party of Canada

Campaign Address:
(418) 809-4170 sgirard@partivert.ca










Luc Chiasson

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Age: 22

Education: Completing a combined BA, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Sociology, at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. Graduate of Roberval Polyvalente High School and completed his CEGEP studies in humanities at Saint-F�licien
Profession: Student

Community Activities: He is the co-founder of the Young Liberals of Canada Club at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi and was also involved in the student movement as the vice-President of the Students Association at the Saint-F�licien CEGEP

Campaign Address:
Luc.Chiasson@plcq.org
chiasson.plcq.ca



Francois Prive

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: BA in Philosophy. Studied Bioethics and Literature

Career Background: Has taught philosophy for the past 12 years and worked at colleges in Rimouski, Chicoutimi and Alma, where he is on the board of directors. Author of numerous articles published in many countries, mostly in French but also in English and Spanish

Community Activities: Former member of the Executive of the teachers' union at the Collège d'Alma. Founding member of the Regroupement québécois pour la simplicité volontaire

Campaign Office:
francois.prive@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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