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.
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Maka Kotto defeated Liberal
incumbent Yolande Thibeault by 5,370 votes. Thibeault was first elected
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
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.
1997, 2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois
Birth Date: Dec. 7, 1961
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Education: Political studies, Political Institute of Bordeau. Law studies, Paris
Profession: Author, comedian, stage director
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
Provincial: Defeated in Viau in 2003
Federal: Elected in Saint-Lambert in 2004
Committee: Vice-chair for the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
Caucus: Critic for Canadian Heritage
422, boul. Taschereau, LeMoyne, Que.
1080 boul Ste-H�l�ne, Longueuil, Que.
Room 217 Confed Bldg, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
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
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Lambert in 2004
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: Master's in Political Science from the Universit� Laval. Bachelor of Political Science and Economics from McGill
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
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Education: Studied Information Technology at the Université de Montréal
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