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DISTRICT: Saint-Laurent-Cartierville
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Stéphane DionLIB2541259.85% X
William FayadBQ619214.58%
Ishrat AlamCON559013.17%
Liz ElderNDP32797.72%
Gilles MercierGRN18104.26%
Fernand DeschampsML1770.42%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 183 of 183 polls reporting

Ridings

98 Saint-Laurent-Cartierville

2006 Candidates:
BQ:William Fayad
CON:Ishrat Alam
GRN:Gilles Mercier
LIB:Stéphane Dion (Incumbent)
MLP:Fernand Deschamps
NDP:Liz Elder


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
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.

Population: 100,747

Political History
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




CANDIDATE PROFILES

William Fayad

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Education: Bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in Mathematics from University of Montreal
Profession: Teacher

Career Background: Member of founding council of La Voie Secondary School. Former union delegate for l'�cole secondaire Dunton. Currently teaches secondary school

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Saint-Laurent in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Laurent-Cartierville in 2004

Campaign Address:
5995, boul. Gouin Ouest, Montr�al, Qu�., H4J 2P8



Ishrat Alam

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birthplace: Bangladesh

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
Children: Two

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

Campaign Address:
(514) 781-7303
ishrat_alam@hotmail.com



Gilles Mercier

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Universit� Laval, Diploma in Work Health, 1990. Universit� de Montr�al, B.Sc., 1988

Children: Two

Career Background: Gives training in health and occupational safety to engineer-intern students in a metropolitan area university

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

Campaign Address:
(514) 334-4042
gmercier@partivert.ca



St�phane Dion

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Oct. 28, 1955
Age: 50
Birthplace: Quebec City, Que.

Education: BA and MA in Political Science from Laval University. Ph.D from Political Institute of Paris
Profession: Professor

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

Electoral History
Provincial:
Federal: Elected in Saint-Laurent-Cartierville in 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History
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

Campaign Address:
Stephane.Dion@plcq.org
dion.plcq.ca
Riding Address:
750 Marcel Laurin Boulevd Suite 440, St-Laurent, Que.
(514) 335-6655
Ottawa Address:
Room 119 East Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 996-5789



Fernand Deschamps

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada













Liz Elder

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

Campaign Office:
(514) 590-0036
liz.elder@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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