This riding runs from Lac des Deux Montagnes in the north to the St.
Lawrence River in the south. The western boundary is the Ontario-Quebec
border. Vaudreuil-Soulanges riding contains the regional county municipality
of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. It also includes Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hudson, Pincourt,
Rigaud, Notre-Dame-de-L'Île and L'Île Perrot.
Manufacturing and retail industries are the main employers in this riding.The average family income is $69,681 and unemployment is 4.8 per cent.
There is a significant anglophone population in this riding. According to the 2001 census, 19 per cent have English as a first language, while 75 per cent claim French.
The riding was Vaudreuil from 1867 to 1914 and Vaudreuil-Soulanges from
1914 to 1966 and again from 1997. In 1996, the riding kept 76 per cent
of its population. There was no change in the 2004 redistribution.
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Meili Faille defeated the Liberal
incumbent, Nick Discepola, by 3,062 votes. Discepola had served two terms.
In the former riding of Vaudreuil Liberal Hal Herbert was MP from 1972-80.
Progressive Conservative Pierre Cadieux won in 1984 and 1988. He was minister
of labour in 1986, minister of Indian affairs and northern development
in 1989, solicitor general in 1990, and minister of state for fitness
and amateur sport, minister of state for youth and deputy government leader
from 1991 to 1993.
1867-87 inclusive - CON
1891 - LIB
1892 byelection - CON
1896-1957 inclusive - LIB
1958, 1962 - PC
1963-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993 - LIB
1997, 2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: June 18, 1972
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Universit� du Qu�bec � Hull
Career Background: Project Manager and principal adviser for the LGS group from 1996 to 2004. Project Manager for International
Service, Employment and Immigration Canada, from 1993 to 1995. Intern at the Office of the Secretary General of the Canadian Human
Rights Commission in 1993. Ministerial Assistant/Departmental writer, special projects and briefing notes for federal Minister of
Employment and Immigration from 1992 to 1993. Intern in office of Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur Sport from 1991 to 1992.
Intern in office of the Solicitor General of Canada from 1990 to 1991. Intern in office of Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs in
1989. Adviser responsible for information technology in Soulanges in 2002
Community Activities: Provided tutoring and assistance with homework (in Science and Math) from 1990 to 2004.
Informatics adviser and supervisor for Soulanges in 2003. Volunteer parent for the Rigaud Minor Baseball Leage in 2003. Board member
of the Bourget College Alma Mater Associaiton from 2002 to 2003. Treasurer and Co-ordinator of the Women's Political Action in
Vaudreuil in 2002. Board member of Les Tourterelles Early Childhood Learning Centre from 2001 to 2002. Founding Member (1998) and
President (1999-2001) of Vaudreuil-Soulange Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi
Party: Volunteer for elections in Vaudreuil and Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Vaudreuil - Treasurer and Youth representative in 2001.
President of BQ Executive Committee of Vaudreuil-Soulanges from 2001 to 2004
Federal: Elected in Vaudreuil-Soulanges in 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Vice-Chair: Citizenship and Immigration
Caucus: Critic area: Citizenship and Immigration
205, boul. Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.
200-476 St-Charles Ave
Room 451 West Block
House of Commons
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Education: Currently studying nursing
Community Activities: Sits on the board of C�gep G�rald-Godin. Volunteers as a first responder for the town of Pincourt.
For the past four years, a Scout leader and summer camp counsellor. He has been on the SchoolNet youth advisory committee
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Ph.D. student at Université Clermont-Ferrand, France
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Trained as a lawyer following a career in the Canadian military. After completing a Master's degree in
International Law in 1995, joined the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
in 1998, appointed as Chief of Staff for the President of the Tribunal from 1999 to 2001. Returned to law practice and has been
involved in six cases before the ICTY as Defence Counsel. In 2003, and 2004, he was elected President of the Defence Counsel Association
Community Activities: Active in the university community, and has spoken on behalf of the International Committee of the Red
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Feb. 23, 1949
Birthplace: Quebec City
Education: B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from RMC of Kingston in 1970, a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Imperial
College of Science and Technology, London, England, in 1973
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Pamela Soame
Career Background: Combat Systems Engineer in HMCS Algonquin from 1974-76. Served as Project Engineer in naval weapon systems
in Ottawa from 1977 to 1980. In 1983, he became design authority for naval communications and electronic warfare equipment and systems.
In January 1986, he was promoted to Captain. He retired from the Navy in 1989. He is one of six Canadian astronauts selected in
December 1983. He was seconded to the Canadian Astronaut Program from the Department of National Defence in February 1984 to begin
astronaut training. He became the first Canadian astronaut to fly in space as a Payload Specialist on Shuttle Mission 41-G in October
1984. He was named Deputy Director of the Canadian Astronaut Program in 1989, providing technical and program support in the
preparation of experiments to fly during future Canadian missions. He was selected for Mission Specialist training in July 1992.
He logged over 677 hours in space. In February 2001, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Canadian Space Agency. He was
subsequently appointed President of the Canadian Space Agency, effective November 22, 2001.
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: B.Sc. from McGill University
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Heather
Children: Three grown children
Career Background: Spent two years as a volunteer working in Nigeria. Taught Mathematics in a college for primary school
teachers. Worked for 20 years as an engineer and manager in the head office of Siemens, a multinational electronic and electric
equipment company. In 1994, he started his own consulting firm. the owner and president of Technologies Nord46, an information and
Internet technology company, and works with Internet suite101.com, an information and training firm
Federal: Defeated in Vaudreuil-Soulanges in 2004