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DISTRICT: Saint-Lambert
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Maka KottoBQ2094945.3% X
Jean-Jacques HermansLIB1077723.31%
Patrick CluneCON909719.67%
Ronaldo GarciaNDP34047.36%
Sonia ZiadéGRN18193.93%
Normand FournierML1960.42%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 218 of 218 polls reporting

Ridings

097 Saint-Lambert

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Maka Kotto (Incumbent)
CON:Patrick Clune
GRN:Sonia Ziadé
LIB:Jean-Jacques Hermans
MLP:Normand Fournier
NDP:Ronaldo Garcia


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding is located on the eastern shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montréal. The riding contains the former cities of Greenfield Park, LeMoyne and St-Lambert and part of the former city of Longueuil, lying southwest of Chemin de Chambly, Boulevard Curé-Poirier West, Rue Notre-Dame-de-Grâces and Rue de Châteauguay.

There is a mixed economic base in this riding, including manufacturing and retail trade. Almost 15 per cent of the population has a university degree, while 11 per cent have less than a Grade 9 education. The average family income is $64,643 and unemployment is 7.9 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, about 76 per cent of the riding's population has French as a mother tongue while 14 per cent list English. There are more rented than owned dwellings, 56 per cent compared to 44 per cent. The total immigrant population is almost 12 per cent.

In 2004, nine per cent of Longueuil was added in the northwest. The riding of St-Lambert was created in the 1996 redistribution from 35 per cent of Longueuil, 27 per cent of St-Hubert and 19 per cent of La Prairie.

Population: 92,946

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Maka Kotto defeated Liberal incumbent Yolande Thibeault by 5,370 votes. Thibeault was first elected in 1997.

Longueuil riding was Progressive Conservative in 1958 and 1962 and Liberal from 1963 to 1984. PC Nic Leblanc won in 1984 and 1988. He resigned from the PC caucus in 1990, after Meech Lake failed, and joined the Bloc Québécois. In 1993, running for the BQ, Leblanc defeated Liberal Guy Chartrand by 24,640 votes.

St-Hubert elected PC Pierrette Venne in 1988. She also resigned from the PC caucus in 1991 and joined the BQ. In 1993, Venne won in St-Hubert for the BQ.

St-Lambert:
1997, 2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ



CANDIDATE PROFILES

Maka Kotto

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Birth Date: Dec. 7, 1961
Age: 44
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

Education: Political studies, Political Institute of Bordeau. Law studies, Paris
Profession: Author, comedian, stage director

Children: Four

Community Activities: Member, commission de la citoyennet� du BC. Member, Soci�t� Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montreal. Chair, board of directors for Micro-Recyc. Member of the Ligue des droits et libert�s

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Viau in 2003
Federal: Elected in Saint-Lambert in 2004

Political History
Committee: Vice-chair for the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
Caucus: Critic for Canadian Heritage

Campaign Address:
422, boul. Taschereau, LeMoyne, Que.
(450) 923-1222
Riding Address:
1080 boul Ste-H�l�ne, Longueuil, Que.
(450) 646-2423
Ottawa Address:
Room 217 Confed Bldg, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 998-5961



Patrick Clune

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Diploma in Applied Arts from Ryerson, Toronto

Marital Status: Married
Children: One daughter

Career Background: Owner of a company specializing in post-production and video editing. His clients include prestigious companies such as the Cirque du Soleil, the Festival Just For Laughs, Montreal Comedy Festival, and contractual work with many foreign production companies

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Lambert in 2004

Campaign Address:
(450) 923-7887
info@patrickclune.ca



Sonia Ziad�

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: Master's in Political Science from the Universit� Laval. Bachelor of Political Science and Economics from McGill University

Campaign Address:
(450) 466-1550
sziade@partivert.ca





Jean-Jacques Hermans

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: BA from the Universit� de Montr�al and two Master's degrees from Andrews University in Chicago

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Shirley
Children: One boy and one girl

Career Background: After spending several years as a post-production engineer with the television station CFCF12, he joined the 3D animation company Softimage, where he played an important role in the company's growth and technological development until its acquisition by Microsoft in the mid-nineties. Served as the Chief Executive Officer of Merging Technologies, Inc., and as Chief Product Officer of the Montreal-based company, Elix. In 2001, he returned to the digital content industry as Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development with Kaydara Inc.

Community Activities: Served as Vice-President of the East Montreal Basketball Referee Association for the past several years. Named Referee of the Year by the Association in 2002. Participated in a variety of fundraising events for organizations such as Oxfam-Qu�bec and ADRA Canada

Campaign Address:
Jean-Jacques.Hermans@plcq.org
hermans.plcq.ca



Normand Fournier

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada













Ronaldo Garcia

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

Birthplace: Guatemala

Education: Studied Information Technology at the Université de Montréal
Profession: Teacher

Career Background: Teacher at the college level. Author of two books on the Linux operation system

Community Activities: Member of the Projet d'Accompagnement Québec-Guatemala and is very active within the Comité d'Appui à la Reconstruction de Petanac. Founding member of the Groupe de Recherche d'Alternatives Politiques (GRAP) in Joliette

Campaign Address:
(514) 286-8989
ronaldo.garcia@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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