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DISTRICT: Shefford
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Robert VincentBQ2215943.09% X
Jean LambertCON1273424.76%
Diane St-JacquesLIB1204323.42%
Paula MaundcoteNDP24314.73%
Francine BrièreGRN20614.01%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 202 of 202 polls reporting

Ridings

101 Shefford

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Robert Vincent (Incumbent)
CON:Jean Lambert
GRN:Francine Brière
LIB:Diane St-Jacques
NDP:Paula Maundcote


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding in southern Quebec contains parts of the regional county municipalities of La Haute-Yamaska, Rouville and Le Val-St-François. The city of Valcourt, the village of Lawrenceville, the township Valcourt and the municipalities of Bonsecours, Maricourt, Racine and Ste-Anne-de-la-Rochelle fall in the riding.

Manufacturing provides 24 per cent of employment, followed by other services. The average family income is $55,660 with an unemployment rate of 6.7 per cent.

Almost 94 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue, while three per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is less than 2 per cent.

The riding was established in 1867. The 1996 redistribution kept 87 per cent of the riding and added eight per cent of Richmond-Wolfe. There was no change in the 2004 redistribution.

Population: 94,939

Political History
The Bloc Québécois won this riding in 2004, when Robert Vincent defeated Liberal incumbent Diane St-Jacques by 3,243 votes. In 2000, St-Jacques defeated BQ candidate Michel Benoît by 891 votes. In 1997, she had won in this riding as a Progressive Conservative. She left the PC caucus and joined the Liberals in 2000.

Gilbert Rondeau won five elections in this riding in the 1960s and 1970s, first for Social Credit, then for Ralliement des Créditistes. In 1977, he was found guilty of tax evasion, conspiracy and defrauding the unemployment insurance system. The Social Credit party revoked his membership and he ran as an Independent in 1979, losing that election to Liberal Jean Lapierre.

Lapierre won the following four elections, but quit the Liberals in 1990, after Jean Chrétien won the leadership. He was a founding member of the BQ in 1990 and resigned in 1992. He was elected in Outremont in 2004. In 1993, Jean Leroux of the BQ was elected in Shefford, but he lost to St-Jacques in 1997.

1867-1878 - LIB
1882 - IND LIB
1887 - CON
1891-1926 - LIB
1930 - CON
1935-58 - LIB
1962, 1963 - SC
1965 - LIB
1968 - R des C/ 1972-94 - SC
1979-1988 - LIB
1993 - BQ
1997 - PC
2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Robert Vincent

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois

Birth Date: April 13, 1956
Age: 49
Birthplace: Granby, Que.

Education: Certificate in workplace health and safety, University of Sherbrooke

Career Background: Trade Union representative FNFTU (FTQ) (1999-2004). Trade Union representative SVTI (FTQ) (1994-1997). President of the Union local and labourer, Trebor Canada (1981-1994). Owner of Garage Vincent (1977-1981. Foreman, Sauquoit Industrie (1972-1977)

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Shefford in 2004

Political History
Committee: Member: sub-committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Caucus: Deputy Labour critic

Campaign Address:
25, rue Dufferin, Granby, Que
(450) 405-4141
Riding Address:
304-35 rue Dufferin, Grandby, Que.
(450) 378-3221
Ottawa Address:
Room 218 Confed Bldg, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-5279



Jean Lambert

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Degree in Marketing and Quantitative Analyses from Concordia University. Studied communications and languages at Universit� Laval
Profession: Public Relations

Career Background: Worked in marketing. Founder and president of Parabellum, a public affairs and communications firm

Campaign Address:
(514) 916-2934
conservateur.shefford@hotmail.com



Francine Brière

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birthplace: Montréal

Education: Studied education

Marital Status: Married

Community Activities: Member of the managing committee of a multi-ethnic community centre, and on the interim committee for a co-op offering environment-friendly mechanical services and self-service. Protested the closing of the caisse populaire in Sainte-Ang�le-de-Monnoir. Founded a local citizens' committee devoted to road safety


Campaign Address:
Tel.: (450) 460-2206
francine.briere@partivert.ca
ridings.greenparty.ca


Diane St-Jacques

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: May 16, 1953
Age: 52
Birthplace: Granby, Que.

Education: Certificate in Public Relations, University of Montreal
Profession: Public Relations

Children: One: Sarah Maude

Community Activities: Headed the board of directors of Granby's Festival International de la chanson and sat on the festival executive for four years. Former member of the boards of the Chambre de Commerce de Granby-Bromont, Tourisme Granby and the Festival gastronomique de Granby. Worked with a number of community organizations, including the Centre Hospitalier de Granby, the Club Optimiste, SOS D�pannage, the Ad Hoc committee of the Fondation de Zoo de Granby, and the Jeux du Qu�bec. Named honorary spokesperson by the Association des parents et amis du malade mental. Former promotional activities co-ordinator at Agropur in Granby

Electoral History
Federal: Elected as PC in Shefford in 1997; won as Liberal in 2000; defeated as Liberal in 2004

Political History
Parliamentary Secretary: Former parliamentary secretary to the minister of Human Resources Development (2003)
Committee: Former vice-chair: Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Former member: Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Natural Resources and Government Operations; Procedure and House Affairs; Library of Parliament
Caucus: Former PC critic for: Francophonie; International Cooperation; Children and Youth. Served as vice-chair of the prime minister's task force on Future Opportunities in Farming. Former deputy government whip

Campaign Address:
Diane.St-Jacques@plcq.org
st-jacques.plcq.ca




Paula Maundcote

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: Studied at Concordia University
Profession: Has been a craftswoman and teacher

Children: Two

Career Background: Was a caregiver to seniors and has been the co-owner of a farm

Riding Address:
http://www.ndp.ca/paulamaundcote/welcome





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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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