This urban riding is located in the northeast of Montreal and includes
the former city of St-Léonard as well as part of the city of Montreal.
The riding runs from the border of the former cities of St-Léonard
and Anjou in the northeast to Papineau Avenue, Jarry Street East and 19th
Avenue in the southwest, between the CN Rail line and Bélanger Street.
The economy is highly dependent on manufacturing. Less than 80 per cent
of the people in this riding graduated from Grade 9 – one of the
lowest levels in Canada. The average family income is $47,994 and unemployment
is 11 per cent.
This riding has the second largest Italian population in Canada. More
than 28 per cent list Italian as their ethnic origin. According to the
2001 census, 38 per cent have French as a mother tongue and 52 per cent
have other than French or English. Rentals far outnumber homeowners, 67
per cent to 33 per cent.
St-Léonard-Anjou riding was created in 1976 from 63 per cent of
St-Michel and 36 per cent of Mercier. St-Léonard was created in
1986 from 65 per cent of St-Léonard-Anjou and 18 per cent of Gamelin.
In 1996, 83 per cent of St-Léonard was combined with 39 per cent
of Papineau-St-Michel and renamed St-Léonard-St-Michel. In 2004,
a small area from Bourassa was added, but the riding's population did
In 2004, Massimo Pacetti of the Liberals defeated Bloc Québécois
candidate Paul-Alexis François, with 64 per cent of the vote. Pacetti
was first elected in a 2002 byelection after Alfonso Gagliano was named
ambassador to Denmark.
In 2000, Gagliano defeated BQ candidate Marcel Ferlatte to win a second
term in St-Léonard-St-Michel. He was first elected in 1984 in St-Léonard-Anjou
and continued to win in the new St-Léonard riding. He was appointed
secretary of state for parliamentary affairs from 1994 to 1996, deputy
government leader in 1994 and minister of labour in 1996. In 1997, he
was appointed minister of public works and government services. He resigned
in 2002 and was appointed ambassador to Denmark. He was fired from that
post by Prime Minister Paul Martin for his role in the government sponsorship
scandal. Gagliano is suing Martin and the government over the firing.
The former St-Léonard-Anjou riding was won by Liberal Monique Bégin, incumbent from St-Michel, in 1979 and 1980.
Since 1979 - LIB
Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: Studied advertising at Université de Montréal. Certificate in Office Automation from Collège de secrétariat moderne
Career Background: Founding editor of Journal Positif newspaper (2004-present). Organizer, Monsieur Distingué contest
(2002-present). Organizer, Miss Exotika contest (1997-present). Lead role in the Haitian film Pour l'amour de Suzie. Roles in
many U.S. films
Community Activities: Member, Mouvement pour la représentativité et des actions citoyennes
(Movement for Citizen Representation and Action). Collaborator on many special projects in tandem with a number of community groups,
including the Centre d'union multiculturelle et artistique des jeunes (CUMAJ, a multicultural arts organization for young people)
8949, boul. St-Michel, suite 208, Montréal, Qué., H1Z 3G2
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Diploma from the Institute of Decorative Arts of the city of Liège, in Belgium
Profession: Automotice mechanics specialist
Marital Status: Married
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1962
Education: Studied biology. Bachelor of Architecture degree
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 22, 1962
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: B.Comm. from Concordia University. Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Danielle Maclean
Children: Carlo and Briana
Career Background: Vice-president of finance and minority shareholder in a privately owed company involved in telecommunications
research and development
Community Activities: Minor league hockey instructor. Active in the Montreal Irish Rugby Club. Member of the Canadian Italian
Business and Professional Association. Member of the Club Optimiste. Member of the Chamber of Commerce de St-Léonard
Municipal: 1998-2002 - Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'île (School Board), School Commissioner - Elected in June 1998
in the St-Léonard District. President of the administration commission
Federal: Elected in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel in the May 2002 by-election. Re-elected in 2004
Committee:Former Member: Citizenship and Immigration; Government Operations and Estimates; Subcommittee on matters related to
the Review of Office of Privacy Commissioner of Government Operations and Estimates; sub-committee on Whistleblowing on
Government Operations and Estimates; Finance. Chair: Finance
Caucus: 2002-04 - Chair of the Liberal Economic Development Caucus
102-5450 Jarry East, Saint-Léonard, Que.
Room 106 Justice Bldg, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: 1979
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Diploma in Special Education in 2000, specializing in children and youth with serious behaviour problems.
Received a Bachelor of Law degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal in the spring of 2004; preparing for admission to the
Quebec Bar in the fall
Community Activities: Member, Board of Directors of Cégep Marie-Victorin, defended issues related to the student community
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel in 2004