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DISTRICT: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Bernard BigrasBQ2933655.99% X
Suzanne HarveyLIB825915.76%
Chantal ReevesNDP605111.55%
Michel SauvéCON48739.3%
Marc-André GadouryGRN34576.6%
Hugô St-OngeMP4190.8%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 224 of 224 polls reporting


093 Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Bernard Bigras (Incumbent)
CON: Michel Sauvé
GRN:Marc-André Gadoury
LIB:Suzanne Harvey
MP:Hug� St-Onge
NDP:Chantal Reeves


 Riding Map
This riding is located in the centre of Montreal and is bounded by Boulevard Pie-IX in the north and the CP Rail line in the southeast, between Rue Jean-Talon West and East, Papineau Avenue and Rue Bélanger in the west and Highway 138 in the east.

The economic base is manufacturing and retail trade. More than 17 per cent of the population has a university degree, while almost 14 per cent has less than a Grade 9 education. Rentals outnumber homeowners in this riding, 76 per cent to 24 per cent. The average family income is $47,892 and unemployment is 9.4 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, 76 per cent of the population have French as a mother tongue, while almost three per cent cited English, more than four per cent spoke Spanish and two per cent spoke Italian. The total immigrant population is more than 17 per cent.

There was no change in the 2004 redistribution. This riding was established in 1976. The riding name changed from Rosemont to Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie in 2000. In the 1976 redistribution, this riding was created from 45 per cent of St-Michel, 29 per cent of Lafontaine and 18 per cent of Maisonneuve-Rosemont. In 1996, 72 per cent of Rosemont was combined with 26 per cent of Hochelaga-Maissoneuve, 17 per cent of St-Denis and five per cent of Papineau-St-Michel.

Population: 103,458

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois MP Bernard Bigras captured 60 per cent of the vote to defeat Liberal Christian Bolduc and win a third term.

In the former Rosemont riding, Liberal Claude-André Lachance, incumbent from Lafontaine, won in 1979 and 1980. In 1984, Progressive Conservative Suzanne Blais-Grenier was elected. She was appointed minister of environment in 1984 and minister of state for transport in 1985. She resigned from cabinet in 1985 and was expelled from the PC caucus in 1988 after she refused to withdraw allegations of kickbacks within the Quebec wing of the party. From that time, she sat as an Independent. In 1988, PC Benoît Tremblay won, but he left the PC caucus after Meech Lake failed and became a founding member of the Bloc Québécois in 1990. In 1993, Tremblay won for the BQ.

1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ


Bernard Bigras

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Birth Date: June 4, 1969
Age: 36
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: University of Montreal: studies in Economics, 1991

Career Background: Business services at Banque Nationale from 1990-94. Political adviser to the office of the minister of tourism and MNA for Rosemont, Rita Dionne-Marsolais, from 1994-97

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Rosemont in 1997, in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie in 2000 and 2004. Treasurer for BQ of Rosemont in 1990. Area head for Rosemont BQ during the election in 1993. Member of Rosemont BQ executive council in 1994. Director of the "Yes" committee in Rosemont for the 1995 referendum campaign

Political History
Committee: Former member of Canadian Heritage; Environment and Sustainable Development; Health; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Citizenship and Immigration; and Special Committee on Non-medical Use of Drugs. Member of Environment and Sustainable Development; and Standing Committee on Transport
Caucus: Former critic for Environment and Sustainable Development; Children and Youth; Cultural Communities; Citizenship and Immigration; and Human Resources. Current critic for environment (since 2000). Caucus chair from 1998-2000

Campaign Address:
3290, boul. Rosemont, Montr�al, Que.
(514) 728-0606
Riding Address:
2105 Beaubien St E., Montreal, Que.
(514) 729-5342
Ottawa Address:
Room 319 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont. 613-992-0423

Michel Sauv�

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: BA in Commerce and MBA, both from Concordia University
Profession: Marketing consultant

Career Background: Marketing consultant, currently works for Hydro-Qu�bec. Worked for the same company as an integration consultant and a comprehensive plan and systematization consultant. Worked for Sun Life for several years

Community Activities: Former treasurer, church warden and council secretary of his parish. Candidate in the Montreal school board elections

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie in 2004.

Marc-Andr� Gadoury

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Completed a minor in Engineering, and then a BA in History. Also has a Master's in Epidemiology

Career Background: Worked as an environmental journalist for radio station CISM 89.3. Runs his own internet based webzine on environmental and humanitarian issues

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Ch�teauguay-Saint-Constant in 2004

Campaign Office:
(514) 244-3676

Suzanne Harvey

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: MBA in Finance and a degree in Computer Science

Career Background: Twenty years experience in the business world. Worked as a consultant and manager for a number of companies in Quebec and internationally. Speaker at several conferences, member of a number of boards of directors

Campaign Address:

Chantal Reeves

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: Feb.1959
Age: 46
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: B.Sc. (Université de Montreal)
Profession: Municipal civil servant

Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Two

Career Background: Has worked in or for: Womens' Centers; Homeless Network; Food & Meals for Needy; teaching to a handicaped child at home and a community class. Also worked as secretary/treasurer of small municiaplity, as a financial adviser (in a large insurance company), and as telephone representative for a large bank. Experience in accounting and book keeping

Community Activities: Volunteer in a Housing Coop, as a parent on school committees, in an end-of-life spiritual care group and in helping setting up of a community resource for homeless women (Her Street-La Rue des Femmes)

Campaign Office:
(514) 590-0036

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