This riding is located at the west end of Montreal on the south shore
of Rivière-des-Prairies. Most of the riding is made up of the former
city of St-Laurent. The riding is bounded by Autoroute des Laurentides in
the north, Autoroute Métropolitaine, Boulevard Cavendish, the CN
line, Highway 13 and Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu in the east, the limits
of the former city of St-Laurent and the boundary between Montreal and Pierrefonds
in the south and Rivière-des Prairies in the west.
The riding is highly industrialized and is home to part of Pierre Trudeau
Airport, Bombardier's Canadair division and CAE Electronics. The main
industry is manufacturing, followed by retail trade. Almost 19 per cent
of the population has a university degree. The average family income is
$61,355 and unemployment is 10.1 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is over 46 per cent. Chinese, Italian, Greek and East Indian communities contribute to the ethnic makeup of the riding. According to the 2001 census, only 33 per cent have French as mother tongue and 46 per cent list a language other than French or English. Rentals outnumber homeowners in the riding by 60 per cent.
There was no change in the 2004 redistribution. In the 1986 redistribution, the riding of St-Laurent was created from 51 per cent of Dollard, 22 per cent of Laval-des-Rapides and 12 per cent of St-Denis. The riding name was changed to St-Laurent-Cartierville in 1989. The 1996 redistribution kept all of the existing riding.
Liberal Stéphane Dion retained his hold on this riding in 2004,
capturing more than two-thirds of the vote to defeat eight other candidates,
including Willian Fayad of the Bloc Québécois.
Dion has been MP since a 1996 byelection. He was appointed president
of the Privy Council and and minister of federal-provincial relations
in 1996 and reappointed to those posts until 2003. From 2001 to 2003,
Dion was the co-ordinator of issues related to official languages. Paul
Martin made him minister of the environment in 2004.
In 1988 in St-Laurent, Liberal Shirley Maheu was elected, serving a second term in the renamed St-Laurent-Cartierville. She resigned and was appointed to the Senate in 1996.
Since 1988 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: Bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in Mathematics from University of Montreal
Career Background: Member of founding council of La Voie Secondary School. Former union delegate for l'École secondaire Dunton.
Currently teaches secondary school
Provincial: Defeated in Saint-Laurent in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Laurent-Cartierville in 2004
5995, boul. Gouin Ouest, Montréal, Qué., H4J 2P8
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Studied at Eden College in Dacca. Also studied Social Science at Dacca University. Also studied at
Saint-Laurent College and McGill University
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Founded Hi-Tec inc, an industrial laundry service which she has managed since 2000
Community Activities: Member of Bangla School Committee and of the Pakistani and Sri Lankan associations
Party: Green Party of Canada
Education: Université Laval, Diploma in Work Health, 1990. Université de Montréal, B.Sc., 1988
Career Background: Gives training in health and occupational safety to engineer-intern students in a metropolitan area
Community Activities: Member of the Board of directors of a co-operative secondary school. Member of the Board of directors
of a community organization dedicated to the professional reintegration of young people in the work force. Volunteer for a soccer
association in the Cartierville area
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Oct. 28, 1955
Birthplace: Quebec City, Que.
Education: BA and MA in Political Science from Laval University. Ph.D from Political Institute of Paris
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Janine Krieber
Children: One: Jeanne
Career Background: Specialist in public administration, organization analysis and theory and has published a number of books
and articles. More than 20 years experience as an instructor and professor of Political Science
Federal: Elected in Saint-Laurent-Cartierville in 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2004
Cabinet: Jan 25/96-Dec 12/03 - President of the Privy Council, Minister of Federal-Provincial Relations
(appointed to Cabinet before being elected). Apr 25/01-Dec 12/03 - Co-ordinator of Issues related to Official Languages. July 20/04 -
Min of Environment
Committee: Former Member, Environment and Sustainable Development. Member, Cabinet Committees on: Domestic Affairs;
Global Affairs; Canada-U.S.; Security, Public Health & Emergencies; Aboriginal Affairs; Ad Hoc Committee of Cabinet on
Sustainability and the Environment
750 Marcel Laurin Boulevd Suite 440, St-Laurent, Que.
Room 119 East Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: BA in Ancient History from Concordia University. Completed a professional D.E.C in Interior Design with a
special focus on environmental design
Career Background: Vice-President of the Saint-Laurent-Cartierville NDP Riding Association