Results, Ridings and Candidates
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||227/227 polls|
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Party: Bloc Québécois
Birthdate: Sept. 27, 1941
Education: Law degree from University of Montreal in 1965
Profession: Lawyer and lecturer
Career Background: Worked in the office of Quebec attorney general from 1966-67, then moved to the federal Crown prosecutor's office from 1967-68 before working as a criminal lawyer from 1968-94. Lectured at the University of Montreal law faculty from 1969-83.
Community Activities: Volunteer legal adviser for the Quebec Federation of Professional Journalists (1969-1993); member of the general council of the Quebec Bar Association (1974-1976); member of the board of governors, Maison Le Portage (1975-1995); president of the Montreal Association of Defence Attorneys (1981-1986); vice-president and then president of the Quebec Bar Association (1985-1987); vice-chair of the Canadian branch of the International Association of Lawyers (1992-1994); member of the International Association of Lawyers (1992-97).
Provincial: Elected in provincial byelection in Laval des Rapides on Dec. 13, 1993; re-elected in 1994, 1998; defeated in 2003
Federal: Elected in this riding in 2004 and 2006
Cabinet: Provincial minister of public security from 1994 to 1996. Minister of state for Greater Montreal and minister responsible for the Montreal region from 1996 to 1997. Minister of justice, Attorney General and minister responsible for administration of legislation respecting professions from 1997-1998. Appointed minister of public security in 1998 and appointed minister of transport and minister responsible for the Laval region in January 2002. Added public security portfolio in October 2002.
Committee: Member: Public safety and national security, justice and human rights, scrutiny of regulations. Former vice-chair of subcommittee on the review of the Anti-terrorism Act of the standing committee on public safety and national security. Former member: Bill C-35, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Justice, human rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Caucus: Member of the BQ caucus.
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Earned a degree in economics from York University in Toronto and a degree in finance from the University of Sherbrooke.
Profession: Investment broker
Career Background: Previously worked for several firms active in finance and the forest sector. During this time, he attained recognition in the areas of corporate management, development and financing. Currently a broker for investor-immigrants and serves as director of finance for a specialized firm.
Federal: Ran unsuccessfully in this riding in 2006.
Party: Green Party of Canada
Profession: Biologist, teacher
Career Background: Taught biology at Collège de Maisonneuve. Is self-employed in a variety of environment projects; she focuses on water conservation and environmental protection.
Community Activities: Since 2002, involved with various organizations including Nature Conservation of Canada; Loisirs Laurentides, the regional association of sports and recreation in the Laurentians; and the Conseil régional de l’environnement des Laurentides, an autonomous organization decided to environmental protection in the Laurentians. She also worked on a number of environmental public awareness campaigns.
Federal: Defeated in Brossard-La Prairie in 2000 and in this riding in 2004 and 2006.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Marital Status: Married
Community Activities: Is president of the advisory board for the Maison des jeunes Sodarrid de Boisbriand, member of the administration committee for the Caisse Populaire Desjardins de Boisbriand and president of the Boisbriand Municipal Housing Bureau.
Municipal: Has served on the Boisbriand city council since 1982.
Federal: Ran unsuccessfully in this riding in the 2006 general election.
26 rue Blainville Ouest
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Diploma history at the University of Montreal and currently studying theology at Sherbrooke University.
Career Background: For two years, he hosted the cultural program Traces d'étoiles on the radio station CISM 89.3 FM. For three years, worked at Renaud-Bray, the largest chain of French-language bookstores in the country, where he helped unionize workers and was president when they signed the first collective agreement with a Quebec bookstore. Teaches French at Duval high school in Montreal.
Community Activities: Active with Alter-Héros, an organization seeking to demystify homosexuality among teenagers, and is a member of the Coalition of Montreal Youth Against Homophobia.
Federal: Ran unsuccessfully in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie in 2004 and Laval in 2006.
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