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DISTRICT: Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Massimo PacettiLIB2370557.17% X
Justine CharlemagneBQ777218.74%
Ercolano PingiottiCON597514.41%
Laura ColellaNDP28316.83%
Pierre-Louis ParantGRN9612.32%
Stéphane ChénierML2190.53%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 203 of 203 polls reporting


099 Saint-Léonard-Saint-Michel

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Justine Charlemagne
CON:Ercolano Pingiotti
GRN:Pierre-Louis Parant
LIB:Massimo Pacetti (Incumbent)
MLP:St�phane Ch�nier
NDP:Laura Colella


 Riding Map
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 not increase.

Population: 102,302

Political History
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


Justine Charlemagne

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Education: Studied advertising at Universit� de Montr�al. Certificate in Office Automation from Coll�ge de secr�tariat moderne

Career Background: Founding editor of Journal Positif newspaper (2004-present). Organizer, Monsieur Distingu� 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 repr�sentativit� 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)

Campaign Address:
8949, boul. St-Michel, suite 208, Montr�al, Qu�., H1Z 3G2
(514) 323-3888

Ercolano Pingiotti

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birthplace: Italy

Education: Diploma from the Institute of Decorative Arts of the city of Li�ge, in Belgium
Profession: Automotice mechanics specialist

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Campaign Address:
(514) 323-9156

Pierre-Louis Parant

Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1962

Education: Studied biology. Bachelor of Architecture degree

Campaign Address:
(514) 766-7516

Massimo Pacetti

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: Aug. 22, 1962
Age: 43
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: B.Comm. from Concordia University. Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University
Profession: Accountant

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-L�onard

Electoral History
Municipal: 1998-2002 - Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'�le (School Board), School Commissioner - Elected in June 1998 in the St-L�onard District. President of the administration commission
Federal: Elected in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel in the May 2002 by-election. Re-elected in 2004

Political History
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

Campaign Address:
Riding Address:
102-5450 Jarry East, Saint-L�onard, Que.
(514) 256-4548
Ottawa Address:
Room 106 Justice Bldg, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 995-9414

Stéphane Chénier

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Laura Colella

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 Universit� du Qu�bec � Montr�al in the spring of 2004; preparing for admission to the Quebec Bar in the fall
Profession: Student

Community Activities: Member, Board of Directors of C�gep Marie-Victorin, defended issues related to the student community

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel in 2004

Campaign Address:
(514) 799-7899

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