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Rimouski-Neigette - Témiscouata - Les Basques
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||217/217 polls|
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Party: Bloc Québécois
Education: Earned a diploma in agriculture.
Career Background: He owns a farm in Sainte-Blandine. Has served as the president of the Union of Agricultural Producers in Bas-Saint-Laurent since 2003.
Community Activities: Since 2003, he has been a member of the Rimouski Chamber of Commerce. Before then, he served as president of the Fédération des syndicats de gestion agricole du Québec, a collective organization of farmers, and director of the Mouvement national des Québécoises et Québécois (MNQ), an organization bent on preserving the French language, sovereignty and culture of Quebec. He also acted as chair of the Société nationale de l’Est du Québec, an affiliated society of the MNQ, and local facilitator of the Fédération québécoise du guidisme et du scoutisme (FQGS), a youth organization of scouts and guides of the province.
214 Avenue de la Cathédrale, Suite 3
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Degree in medical technology at Rimouski College and studied at the University of Quebec.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jacqueline
Career Background: Worked more than 30 years for the Rimouski Regional Hospital Centre in the pathology laboratory.
Community Activities: Deputy prefect and a member of the executive committee of the Regional Municipality of Rimouski-Neigette; founder and president of the annual Haymaking Festival at Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski; president of the Rimouski Ringette Club, board member of Wildlife Duchénier and Wildlife Rimouski.
Municipal: Elected mayor of Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski in 2005; served four years as a municipal councillor and 20 years as a school commissioner.
Party: Green Party of Canada
Education: Studied economics and special education at the University of Southern Maine and Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Que.
Profession: Medical product supplier, businessman
Career Background: Has worked in the marketing of health-care products since the mid-1970s. Was affiliated with National Medical Enterprises and American Medical International to secure business opportunities throughout Europe, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. In the mid-1980s became convinced that the American for-profit health-care system was non-sustainable and began working only with governments with centralized purchasing. From 1990 through 2004 was a major supplier of medical products to state agencies and universities for the government of Libya.
Community Activities: Founding director of the Libya-Canada Chamber of Commerce. After the Guatemala City earthquake of 1976, worked extensively with that country's minister of health to reconstruct damaged hospitals and clinics. Was involved in similar projects throughout Central and South America.
Year of Birth: 1947
Profession: Public servant
Municipal: Former Le Bic city councillor
Federal: Elected in Rimouski-Neigette - Témiscouata - Les Basques in 2004 and 2006 as a member of the Bloc Québécois. Resigned from the BQ in 2007 to sit as an Independent MP.
Committee: Former member of: Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates and Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates
Caucus: Former member of the Bloc Québécois caucus and critic of Public Works and Government Services until leaving the party to sit as an Independent in 2007.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Laval University, and a PhD in marine biology and oceanography from Dalhousie University. Also studied in New Caledonia and Australia as a post-doctorate fellow.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: France Hurtubise
Children: Two daughters - Martine and Eliane.
Career Background: Currently president of the St. Lawrence National Institute of Ecotoxicology, and owner of Filmar, a small business that makes scientific equipment for oceanographic and fisheries research. He has hosted series of the environment on Télé-Québec, participated in several documentary films, and published two books and numerous scientific articles. He has also taught at the CEGEP of Rimouski, and set up two fisheries research units within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Community Activities: He is an active member of the Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma (SARTEC), an association of French writers who work in radio, television and film, the Société collective de gestion des droits d’auteur du multimédia (SCAM), an organization bent on protecting the copyright of French writers, and the Union des Artistes (UDA), a Quebec-based organization representing stage, television, radio and film performers in French-language media. Until recently, he served as commissioner for BAPE, the Quebec environmental hearings board.
132 rue Saint-Germain Ouest
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthdate: May 13, 1968
Birthplace: Rimouski, Que.
Education: Bachelor's degree in communications, University of Ottawa; master's degree in economics, University of Quebec.
Career Background: Worked at a community radio station. Wrote for the Progrès-Écho and Rimouskois newspapers. Worked as a media relations officer for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Employed by the Council of Canadians, a non-profit organization.
Community Activities: Served two terms as president of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa. President of the Canadian Federation of Students, 1994-1995. Vice-president of the board of directors of Voyages Campus/Travel Cuts, 1994.
Federal: Ran unsuccessfully in this riding in the 2004 and 2006 general elections.
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