This riding, on Rivière-des-Prairies, is in the north part of the island of Montreal. The riding is bounded by Rivière-des-Prairies in the west, Avenue Bruchési in the south, Boulevard Industriel and the CN line in the east and Avenue Fernand-Gauthier in the north.
In 2004, the riding added a small area from Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies and six per cent from Ahuntsic, with the border moving further south to Avenue Bruchési. Bourassa riding was established in 1966, and the name was changed to Montreal-Bourassa in 1971 and back to Bourassa in 1976. In 1996, a part of Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies was added.
Population: 100,683 (2006 census; an increase of 0.8 per cent since 2001)
Liberal incumbent Denis Coderre fought off the Bloc Québécois again in 2008, winning a fifth term.
In 2006, Corderre defeated Bloc candidate Daniel Mailhot. Coderre was named secretary of state for amateur sport in 1999 and minister of citizenship and immigration in 2002. In 2003, he was appointed the president of the Privy Council, minister responsible for the Francophonie, minister responsible for Indian residential schools resolution and federal interlocutor for Métis and non-status Indians. He was dropped from cabinet in July 2004. Coderre lost the 1993 election by 53 votes to the Bloc's Osvaldo Nunez.
Liberal Jacques Trudel was elected in 1968, 1972 and 1974. Liberal Carlo Rossi won three terms, beginning in 1979. He was defeated in 1988 by PC Marie Gibeau. She came third in 1993.
- 1968-84 inclusive - LIB
- 1988 - PC
- 1993 - BQ
- 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 - LIB
2011 Candidate info
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Party: Bloc Québécois
BA in secondary level history and geography education (2000)
Diploma of studies in humanities, Maisonneuve College (1996)
FEDERAL: Defeated in Bourassa in 2008
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Married to Pierrette-Josette De Courten
Four - three sons and one daughter
A chiropractic graduate and a member of the Ordre des chiropracticiens du Québec and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Party: Green Party of Canada
McGill University - MScA in chemistry
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Two - Geneviève and Alexandre
University of Montreal - BA (political science) - 1986; MBA - University of Ottawa
FEDERAL: Defeated: in Joliette in 1988; in Laurier-Ste-Marie in 1990 byelection.
Bourassa: defeated in 1993, won in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008.
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
PROVINCIAL: Defeated in Lévis in 1988; defeated in Pointe-aux-Trembles in 2003, 2007.
FEDERAL: Defeated in Verdun-Saint-Henri in 1997. Defeated in Mercier in 2000. Defeated in Bourassa in 2004, 2006, 2008.
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Certificate as an editor. Currently working towards a certificate in translation
FEDERAL: Defeated in Haute-Gaspésie-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia in 2008.