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DISTRICT: Sherbrooke
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Serge CardinBQ2711252.2% X
Marc NadeauCON1076320.72%
Robert PouliotLIB686313.21%
Martin PlaisanceNDP46468.95%
Michel QuirionGRN22384.31%
Claudia Laroche-MartelIND3150.61%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 227 of 227 polls reporting


102 Sherbrooke

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Serge Cardin (Incumbent)
CON:Marc Nadeau
GRN:Michel Quirion
IND:Claudia Laroche-Martel
LIB:Robert Pouliot
NDP:Martin Plaisance


 Riding Map
This riding in southern Quebec contains the former cities of Fleurimont and Sherbrooke and those parts of the former Bromptonville and Stoke that fall within the new city limits of Sherbrooke. The St-François River separates the east and west parts of the riding. The University of Sherbrooke and Bishop's University are in this riding.

This urban riding has many industries including small- and medium-sized businesses and light to heavy manufacturing. With its five medical centres, including the Centre Hospitalier l'Universitaire de Sherbrooke, health and social service is another major source of employment.The average family income is $54,994 and unemployment is 7.7 per cent.

More than 90 per cent of the population spoke French as a mother tongue, while 2.5 per cent spoke English, according to the 2001 census. More than 57 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rented.

The riding was established in 1867. In 1996 the riding was unchanged.In 2004, 96 per cent of Sherbrooke riding was retained and five per cent of Richmond-Arthabaska was added.

Population: 97,877

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois MP Serge Cardin defeated Liberal Bruno-Marie Béchard by 13,841 votes. Cardin first won in a 1998 byelection by 220 votes.

Liberal Irénée Pelletier was MP from 1972 to 1984. Progressive Conservative Jean Charest won in 1984, 1988, 1993 and 1997. He was appointed minister of state for youth in 1986 and minister of state for fitness and amateur sport in 1988. He resigned from cabinet in 1990 after calling a judge. He was defeated for the PC leadership in 1993, then became deputy prime minister, minister of industry, science and technology, and minister of consumer and corporate affairs. He was appointed leader of the PC party in 1993. Charest resigned in 1998 to become Quebec Liberal party leader. He is now the Quebec premier.

1867-1908 inclusive - CON
1911-57 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962, 1963 - SC
1965 - IND PC
1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988, 1993, 1997 - PC
1998 byelection, 2000, 2004 - BQ


Serge Cardin

Party: Bloc Qu�b�cois
Birth Date: July 2, 1950
Age: 55
Birthplace: Sherbrooke, Que.

Education: BA in accounting, University of Sherbrooke
Profession: Accountant and auditor

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Mariette
Children: V�ronique and Myriam

Career Background: Former chair of the fundraising campaign for La Maison Source-Soleil. Former chair of the fundraising campaign for Estrie region United Way. More than 30 years experience in the field of accounting

Electoral History
Municipal: Member of the Sherbrook council (1986 - 1998)
Federal: Elected in Sherbrooke in Sept. 1998 by-election, 2000 and 2004

Political History
Committee: Former Member: Public Accounts; sub-committee on International Financial Reporting Guidelines and Standards for the Public Sector; sub-committee on Tax Equity for Canadian Families with Dependent Children; Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources; Environment and Sustainable Development Member: Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology
Caucus: Former Public Accounts critic. Critic area: Natural Resources

Campaign Address:
31, rue King Ouest, bureau 210, Sherbrooke, Que.
(819) 562-4600
Riding Address:
411-31 King West, Sherbrooke, Que
(819) 564-4200
Ottawa Address:
318 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 943-7896

Marc Nadeau

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: MA in History, working towards Ph.D degree in U.S. studies at the Universit� de Sherbrooke

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Audrey Pinsonneault-Grenier
Children: Gabrielle

Career Background: Teaches at the Universit� du Troisi�me �ge (senior citizen university) in Sherbrooke

Campaign Address:
(819) 566-0606

Michel Quirion

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: Oct. 12, 1958
Age: 47
Birthplace: Sherbrooke, Que.

Profession: Production Director

Children: Four - Antoine, Marc-André, Frédéric and Olivier

Campaign Address:
(819) 566-8101

Robert Pouliot

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: 1943
Birthplace: Saint-Fran�ois-Xavier -de-Brompton, Que.

Education: Degrees from the Sherbrooke Seminary, the Sherbrooke Institute of Technology, and the Dan River Institute of Management
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Louise Bombardier
Children: Five

Career Background:President and Director-General of Equipment for Bob Pouliot and is a co-founder of Bureaulab (Groupe Novexco)

Community Activities: Director of Centraide Estrie de Sherbrooke, a member of the organizing committee for the 1995 Jeux du Qu�bec de Sherbrooke and was a founding member and director for la R�gie intermunicipale du Centre r�cr�otouristique Montjoie from 1999 to 2005. Governor of the Sherbrooke Kidney Foundation, a founding member of the Club optimiste Bellevue d'Ascot and the Bob Pouliot Tennis Tournament

Electoral History
Municipal: A Sherbrooke City Councillor since 2001. Was the mayor of Ascot for 22 years. He was elected and re-elected six times between 1979 and 2001

Political History
Municipal:As mayor, he was on Board of Directors for l'Union des municipalit�s du Qu�bec and on executive of the organization from 1985 to 2001. Served as president of Sherbrooke Public Security Committee (2002-2005), VP and manager of the Sherbrooke Opex Human Resources Centre (1995-2005) and director and treasurer for the Estrie Regional Board of Environment (2000-2005)

Campaign Address:

Martin Plaisance

Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: 1971

Education: Studied medicine at Laval University. Holds diplomas in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Fellowship to study in the United Kingdom in 2000

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two sons

Career Background: Engaged in the specialized field of nephrology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke in 1999. Launched a program of home haemodialysis in Sherbrooke. Worked four months in Australia becoming aware of aboriginal issues. A member of the Medical Reform Group

Campaign Address:

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