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.
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
Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois
Birth Date: June 4, 1969
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
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
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
3290, boul. Rosemont, Montr�al, Que.
2105 Beaubien St E., Montreal, Que.
Room 319 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
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
Federal: Defeated in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie in 2004.
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
Federal: Defeated in Ch�teauguay-Saint-Constant in 2004
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
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: Feb.1959
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: B.Sc. (Université de Montreal)
Profession: Municipal civil servant
Marital Status: Divorced
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)