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DISTRICT: Westmount-Ville-Marie
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Lucienne RobillardLIB1888445.68% X
Louise O'SullivanCON729517.65%
Eric Wilson SteedmanNDP635615.37%
Sophie FréchetteBQ519112.56%
Julie SabourinGRN34518.35%
Serge LachapelleML940.23%
Bill SloanCOM690.17%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 196 of 196 polls reporting


107 Westmount-Ville-Marie

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Sophie Fréchette
CON:Louise O'Sullivan
CPC:Bill Sloan
GRN:Julie Sabourin
LIB:Lucienne Robillard (Incumbent)
MLP:Serge Lachapelle
NDP:Eric Steedman


 Riding Map
This is an affluent central Montreal riding. It spreads from the St. Lawrence River, Highway 10, Highway 720 and the Lachine Canal in the northeast, to Avenue Beaconsfield and Avenue Hingston in the south, C�te-St-Luc Road, Chemin Queen-Mary, Chemin Kingston, the limit of Westmount and Avenue Des Pins West in the northwest and Boulevard St-Laurent, Rue St-Antoine Est, Rue Berri and Bassin de l'Horloge in the north.

The average family income in this riding is among the highest in Canada at $110,968, and the unemployment rate is 8.9 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, 37 per cent have English as a first language, while only 29 per cent have French — the third lowest in Quebec. More than 29 per cent have a first language other than English or French and there are significant Chinese and Italian communities. The total immigrant population is more than 32 per cent. More than 40 per cent of the population have university degrees, the highest rate of any riding in Canada.

St-Henri-Westmount was created in 1976 and consisted of 70 per cent of Westmount, 21 per cent of St-Henri, and five per cent of Lasalle-Emard-Côte-St Paul. In 1996, parts of Notre-Dame, Laurier-Ste-Marie and Outremont were added and the riding was named Westmount-Ville-Marie. In 2004, 83 per cent of Westmount-Ville-Marie was combined with 19 per cent of Notre-Dame-de-Grâces-Lachine.

Population: 97,226

Political History
In 2004, Liberal Lucienne Robillard won a third term in Westmount-Ville Marie with 56 per cent of the vote. She was first elected in a 1995 byelection in St-Henri-Westmount. She was appointed minister of labour in 1995, and minister of citizenship and immigration in 1996. She became president of the Treasury Board and minister responsible for infrastructure in 1999, portfolios she held until 2003. In 2003, Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed her minister of industry and minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency for the regions of Quebec. He appointed her minister of intergovernmental affairs in 2004, and minister of human resources and skills development in 2005.

The former St-Henri riding was Liberal from 1925 to 1974. Westmount was Liberal from 1940 to 1974, except for a PC win in 1958. In the newly configured St-Henri-Westmount, Liberal Don Johnston, incumbent from Westmount, won in 1979, 1980 and 1984. He was appointed president of the Treasury Board in 1980, minister for economic development, minister of state for science and technology in 1983, minister of justice and attorney general in 1984. He left the Liberal caucus in 1988 to sit as an Independent. Liberal David Berger won in 1988 and 1993 but resigned in 1994 and later was appointed Canadian ambassador to Israel.

1979-93 - LIB

1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


Sophie Fréchette

Party: Bloc Québécois

Education: Certificate in copywriting from the University of Montreal. Certificate in Applied Communications from the University of Montreal. Film directing assistance from Parlimage CCF. DEC in Literature and Communications from College Jean-de-Brebeuf

Career Background: Copy editor, Le D�lit Quotidien (independent newspaper) (2004). Press review for GSI Musique (2004). Client service officer for Th�âtre Le Corona (2003-April 2004). Production assistant for i Cin�ma T�l�vision (2003). Assistant for S.A.G.A. and Yul Manager (2001-2002). Receptionist, hostess and accounting assistant for Groupe Image Buzz (2000-2001). Receptionist for Armada (1996, 1997, 1999)

Campaign Address:
5300, Notre-Dame-de-Gr�ce, Montr�al, Qu�., H4A 1L1
(514) 482-8256

Louise O'Sullivan

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Attended Concordia University before taking up employment in the retail sector

Career Background: Has been in charge of Conseillers en Personnel Jacques-Cartier since 1978

Community Activities: Former President of the Association des Femmes Cadres du Québec and founded the Fondation Héritage Cartier to help underprivileged families

Electoral History
Municipal: Former city councillor for the new city of Montréal (elected in 2001). Former member of the executive committee and was in charge of the business and social development portfolio

Campaign Office:
(514) 931-7676

Julie Sabourin

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: 1980
Birthplace: Chambly

Education: Graduate student at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Career Background: After earning her BA, she served as a communications officer for Consortium �cho-logique, which recovers recyclable goods from festival sites and main roads in Montreal. Worked at V�lo-Qu�bec promoting eco-friendly transportation

Community Activities: Volunteer with �quiterre

Campaign Address:
(514) 593-2978

Lucienne Robillard

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: June 16, 1945
Age: 60
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: BA from Basile-Moreay College (1965), a Master's of Social Work from the University of Montreal (1967), MBA from Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commercials (1986) and a diploma in Education
Profession: Administrator

Career Background: Worked for 20 years in the health and social services sector. Was a social worker and clinician at Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital from 1967 to 1972, and from 1972 to 1978. Youth leader at a kibbutz in Israel from 1969 to 1972. Senior Administrator at Social Services Centre in Richelieu from 1978 to 1986. Public Curator of Quebec Professional memberships from 1986 to 1989. Chair of the Mental Health Committee of the Regional Council of Health and Social Services in Monteregie from 1983 to 1986. President, Quebec Association of Social Workers in the area of health from 1984 to 1986. Member of the editing committee of volume "le travail social et la sante au Quebec," published in 1985. Member of the Professional Corporation of Social Workers of Quebec since 1967. Member of the Ministry Task Force on psychiatric services in Montreal region from 1984 to 1985. Expert consultant on the "Mental Health" dossier for the Rochon Commission since 1986

Political History
Provincial: Co-chair of Electoral Platform committee. Elected in Chambly in 1989
Federal: Elected in St-Henri-Westmount in 1995. Elected in Westmount Ville Marie in 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Quebec: Served as Minister of Cultural Affairs, Minister of Advanced Education and Science, Minister of Education and Minister of Health and Social Services
Federal: Served as Minister of Labour and Minster responisble for referendum in 1995. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in 1996. Acting Minister of Canadian Heritage in 1996. Minister responsible for Infrastructure from 1999 to 2002. President of Treasury Board from 1999 to 2003. Minister responsible for Crown Corporations from 2002 to 2003. Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec in 2003. Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Privy Council in 2004. Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development from January 2005 to May 2005
Committee: Former Member of Cabinet Committees on: Global Affairs; Expenditure Review Vice-Chair: Expenditure Review sub-committee of Treasury Board. Member, Cabinet Committees on: Treasury Board; Domestic Affairs; Operations

Campaign Address:
Riding Address:
4060 Ste-Catherine St W
Suite 340
Montreal, Que.
(514) 283-2013

Ottawa Address:
Room 517 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(819) 996-7267

Serge Lachapelle

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Riding Address:


Éric Steedman

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: MBA from McGill University (2000), a Master's of Philosophy in Political Theory from Glasgow University and an Honours BA in Political Science from Carleton University

Career Background: Served with the Council on Economic Priorities in New York City. Worked for the Dreyfus Corporation, first as a social research analyst, then as co-portflio manager of the Dreyfus Third Century and Socially Responsible Growth Funds. Was responsible for all matters relating to social investment and proxy voting, overseeing more than $1.2 billion U.S. in assets

Community Activities: Helped found Community Experience Initiative, an internship organization working to build stronger links between business schools and the community, active in management. Chair of the board of directors of the Santropol Roulant, a Montreal non-profit meals-on-wheels organization. Served as a Director of the Social Investment Forum in the U.S. from 1996 to 1999

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Gasp� in 1993. Defeated in Westmount-Ville Marie in 2004

Campaign Office:

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