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DISTRICT: Verchères-Les Patriotes
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Luc MaloBQ3025057.43% X
Jean-Félix RacicotCON1147921.79%
Alanna WoodsLIB46028.74%
Simon ValléeNDP42938.15%
Carl DanisGRN20473.89%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 196 of 196 polls reporting

Ridings

106 Verchères-Les-Patriotes

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Luc Malo
CON:Jean-Félix Racicot
GRN:Carl Danis
LIB:Alanna Woods
NDP:Simon Vallée


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding is located along on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, across from the island of Montreal. It contains the regional county municipality of Lajemmerais, part of La Vallée-du-Richelieu and part of the city of Longueuil north and east of Highway 20 and the St. Lawrence River. The municipalities of St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, St-Charles-sur Richelieu, St-Denis-sur-Richelieu and St-Marc-sur-Richelieu are in the riding.

The main employers are the manufacturing sector and retail trade. The average family income is $75,409 and unemployment is four per cent.

Less than two per cent of the population cite English as a first language, while almost 96 per cent speak French. The total immigrant population is under three per cent.

The riding of Verchères was established in 1867 and abolished in 1892 with the establishment of Chambly and St-Hyacinthe. Verchères was recreated in 1976 from Chambly and St-Hyacinthe. In 1996, 96 per cent of the riding was retained and it was renamed Verchères-Les-Patriotes in 1998. In 2004, 83 per cent of Verchères-Les-Patriotes was retained.

Population: 89,209

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Stéphane Bergeron defeated Liberal Nathalie Tousignant to win a fourth term as MP.

Liberal Felix Geoffrion won in Verchères from 1867 to 1891. Chambly and its predecessor riding Chambly-Rouville was Liberal since 1935 except for one Progressive Conservative win in 1958. Liberal Bernard Loiselle, incumbent from Chambly, was elected in 1974 in Verchères and won the 1979 and 1980 elections. PC Marcel Danis won in 1984 and 1988. He was appointed minister of state for youth, minister of state for fitness and amateur sport and deputy leader in 1990 and minister of labour in 1991.

1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Luc Malo

Party: Bloc Québécois

Education: MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke

Career Background: Parliamentary attaché and chief of staff to the Member of Parliament for Verchères-Les Patriotes (1996-2001). Political attaché to the Member of Parliament for Verchères-Les Patriotes (2003-2004). Research associate to the Member of Parliament for Verchères-Les Patriotes (2005-present). Analyst-writer for various quantitative and qualitative studies (1995-2004). Coordinator of entrepreneurial assistance services, CLD de la Baie-James

Campaign Address:
2562, boul. Marie-Victorin, local 101, Varennes, Qué., J3Y 1P7
(450) 652-3223



Jean-Félix Racicot

Party: Conservative Party of Canada


Education: Bachelor of Law from the Université de Montréal
Profession: Lawyer

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Career Background: Member of the Bar (1996-present)

Community Activities: A reserve officer in the 6th battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment

Campaign Office:
(450) 929-4568



Carl Danis

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Campaign Office:
(450) 641-1607
cdanis@partivert.ca



Alanna Woods

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: Degree in Social Communications from the University of Ottawa, and has also received training as a television and radio announcer from l'École de radio Pro-Média in Montreal

Career Background: Worked as a senior adviser in public and government relations and done freelance media relations for the private sector. Worked as an announcer for Radio-Canada International in Montreal, a producer for CBF Radio and the Canadian Forces Network in Europe, and in the in the former Yugoslavia as a war zone reporter in 1992. Director of Communications for the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec) from 2002 to 2003. Worked as a legislative assistant for Yolande Thibault, Member of Parliament for Saint-Lambert from 2001 to 2002

Campaign Address:
Alanna.Woods@plcq.org
woods.plcq.ca



Simon Vallée

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: Oct. 12, 1984
Age: 21
Birthplace: Boucherville, Que.

Education: DEC in Pure Sciences at the CÉGEP Édouard-Montpetit. Studying to obtain a baccalaureat in Civil Engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal
Profession: Student

Marital Status: Single

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Verchères-Les-Patriotes (2004).

Campaign Office:
simon.vallee@npd.qc.ca




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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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