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DISTRICT: Saint-Jean
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Claude BachandBQ2807053.98% X
Francis LévesqueCON1151622.14%
Maro AkouryLIB642612.36%
Mathieu-Gilles LanciaultNDP36226.96%
Véronique BisaillonGRN23714.56%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 212 of 212 polls reporting

Ridings

096 Saint-Jean

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Claude Bachand
CON:Francis L�vesque
GRN:V�ronique Bisaillon
LIB:Maro Akoury
NDP:Mathieu-Gilles Lanciault


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This is a mixed urban and rural riding containing part of the regional county municipality of Le Haut-Richelieu and reaching south to the U.S. border. The major centres are St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, St-Luc and Iberville. CFB St-Jean is in this riding as well as a key customs office.

Manufacturing is the main industry, followed by retail trade. The average family income is $56,488 with unemployment of 6.7 per cent.

Almost 94 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue in the 2001 census, while less than three per cent cited English. Only 2.6 per cent are immigrants.

There was no change to St-Jean in the 2004 redistribution. The riding of St-Jean existed from 1867 to 1892. It was re-established in 1966 from St-Jean-Iberville-Napierville and Chateauguay-Huntingdon-Laprairie. The 1996 redistribution kept 94 per cent of the riding.

Population: 95,096

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois MP Claude Bachand captured 60 per cent of the votes to defeat Liberal Michel Fecteau and win a fourth term.

Liberal François Bourassa won in St-Jean from 1867 to 1891 inclusive and St-Jean-Iberville-Napierville was Liberal from 1896 up to the 1965 election. Progressive Conservative Paul Beaulieu won in 1965. Liberal Walter Smith won three terms starting in 1968, followed by another Liberal, Paul-André Masse, who won in 1979 and 1980.

PC André Bissonnette won in 1984, but resigned from his cabinet post as minister of state for transport in 1987 for alleged land flips in Quebec. In 1988, he was found not guilty of fraud, conspiracy and breach of trust. PC Clement Couture won in 1988, but was defeated in 1993.

1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Claude Bachand

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois
Birth Date: Jan. 3, 1951
Age: 55
Birthplace: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

Education: Studies in Physical Education at the University of Montreal, 1972-75
Profession: Educator

Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Genevi�ve

Career Background: Educator at Centre d'accueil in Renfort from 1975-93

Community Activities: Member of the executive council, Solidarit� populaire Haut-Richelieu (1988-1993). First VP, Soci�t� mont�r�gienne de d�veloppement (1987-1992). President, Mouvement Qu�bec de la Mont�r�gie (1991). Vice-president of the project to preserver the biosphere of Lac Champlain and Mount Sutton (1991). President of central council of Haut-Richelieu CNTU (1982-1989). Member of Soci�t� de promotion des a�roports de Montr�al (1988). Member of the organizing committee for the forum on full employment in Mont�r�gie (1988). Spokesperson for the Rochon Commission on health and social services (1986). Member of the board of directors, Soci�t� du progr�s de la Mont�r�gie (1986). Spokesperson for the CNTU at the Beaudry Commission on labour relations (1984)

Electoral History
Municipal: 1989 - Ran unsuccessfully for municipal council in Saint-Jean
Federal: Elected in Saint-Jean in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004

Political History
Committee: 1994-97 - Vice-Chair, Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development. Former Member: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; National Defence and Veterans Affairs. 2004 - Vice-Chair - National Defence and Veterans' Affairs
Caucus: Former Critic Areas: Citizenship and Immigration; Cultural Industries; Indian Affairs & Northern Dev; Veterans' Affairs. National Defence critic since 2000. Caucus Chair, 2000-02

Campaign Address:
747- A, rue Saint-Jacques, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.
(450) 347-5225
Riding Address:
117-315, rue MacDonald, St-Jean, Que.
(514) 357-9100
Ottawa Address:
Room 326 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-5296



Francis L�vesque

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Diploma of Collegial Studies in Creative Arts from Champlain College. Communication Studies at Concordia University. Pursuing a BA in Political Science at Concordia University

Campaign Address:
franconserv@hotmail.com







V�ronique Bisaillon

Party: Green Party of Canada

Age: 21
Birthplace: St. Jean region, Que.

Education: Student in Agriculture and Environomental Sciences (McGill University, MacDonald campus)

Community Activities: Active in student government and recylcling on campus. Participant in the "Not with the workshops of misery" program which addressed issues of globaization in the textile industry.

Campaign Address:
450-619-0838
vbisaillon@partivert.ca
http://testride.greenparty.ca/article96.html









Maro Akoury

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: B.Ed. from McGill University (Mathematics), and a college diploma in Health Sciences from C�GEP �douard-Montpetit. Studied Microbiology and Immunology. Graduate studies at McGill
Profession: International development consultant

Career Background: From 1995 to 1997, she was a project officer and member of the board of directors for Carrefour des C�dres (a non-governmental organization for international cooperation). Worked as a high school Mathematics teacher at l'�cole secondaire Honor�-Mercier (CSDM), from 1991 to 1993, and a sales promotion agent for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 1988

Community Activities: Director of the girls' division of the NDG Soccer Association. Past president of the McGill Multicultural Society, an aggregation of 15 student associations, was a delegate for McGill at the international meeting of francophone universities at Quebec's Laval University in 1987. Worked as a journalist for the French publication, McGill Daily, and as a news announcer for Radio McGill

Campaign Address:
Maro.Akoury@plcq.org
akoury.plcq.ca



Mathieu-Gilles Lanciault

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 25, 1975
Age: 30
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qu�.

Education: B.Sc. with a minor in Communications, Public Relations and Administration from the University of Montreal. Studying for an MBA from Concordia University
Profession: Public relations, project coordinator

Marital Status: Single

Career Background: Five years experience in public relations for the Canadian Space Agency, A�roports de Montr�al, and Bell Canada. Twelve years experience in event and logistic coordinator for movies and artistic project. Employed by Cirque du Soleil

Community Activities: Organization of various non-profit concerts and events.

Electoral History
Party: Communication adviser for a federal NDP campaign in Quebec (2004)

Campaign Address:
(514) 576-1589
MathieuGilles.Lanciault@npd.qc.ca
http://spaces.msn.com/members/NPD-St-Jean-NDP




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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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