Canada Votes 2008

Results, Ridings and Candidates

Saint-Bruno - Saint-Hubert

2008 Results

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Carole Lavallée

Carole Lavallée

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birthdate: Jan. 23, 1954

Age: 54

Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: CEGEP de Rosemont in arts and communications; studies in Communications, Université du Québec à Montréal

Profession: Communication consultant, journalist

Career Background: Director of Communications and special consultant in the office of the leader of the Bloc Québécois since 1997. Principal consultant at Montreal communications firm, BBDS, 1994-1997. Director of communications for the Parti Québécois, 1989-1994. Owner of the communications firm, Carole Lavallée Communications, 1986-90. Director general, Conseil régional de la culture de Lanaudière, 1980-86. Co-author, Guide de Lanaudière. Journalist for several regional and national media outlets, including CJLM-1350 (Jolitette, Que.) and the newspaper, Les Affaires.

Community Activities: Member of Plein-Sud (visual arts centre in Montérégie); Centre d'arts visuels de Saint-Hubert; SNQ-Lanaudière; Musée d'art de Joliette; l'Association des femmes d'affaires du Québec. Founding member of Regroupement des femmes de Joliette; l'Association des femmes d'affaires de Joliette; Regroupement des femmes du Québec; and l'Association des travailleurs-étudiants du Collège de Rosemont. Vice-president for the Grand Joliette Chamber of Commerce.

Electoral History

Federal: Elected in Saint-Bruno-Saint-Hubert in 2004, re-elected in 2006.

Political History

Committee: Member: Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the standing committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.

Caucus: Bloc Québécois Labour critic.

Nicole Charbonneau Barron

Nicole Charbonneau Barron

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Profession: Executive secretary

Marital Status: Married

Children: Three - Matthieu, Simon and Marie-Laure

Career Background: Has worked as an executive secretary for private and public institutions.

Electoral History

Municipal: Elected councillor in St. Bruno-de-Montarville in 2005.

Contact information:

Telephone: 450-723-3781



Simon Bernier

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Studied natural sciences at the CEGEP of Vieux-Montréal. Returning to school in January at the University of Quebec in Montreal to pursue a B.Sc. in science, technology and society.

Profession: Publisher

Career Background: He currently works at Marketwire, a newswire service offering breaking news, press release distribution, media contact management and media monitoring services, where he publishes press releases. He was previously employed at Communication Demo, a Quebec City-based media monitoring company.

Contact information:

Telephone: 450-677-2239



Pierre Diamond

Pierre Diamond

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthdate: Nov. 2, 1958

Age: 49

Birthplace: Montreal

Education: Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Quebec in Montreal, a law degree from the University of Montreal and a graduate degree in school administration from the University of Sherbrooke.

Profession: College professor

Marital Status: Married

Name of Spouse: Lucie Crevier

Children: Three - Amélie, Isabelle and Simon-Pierre.

Career Background: College professor specializing in management, human resources and marketing. Additionally, a certified human resources adviser and a member of the Ordre des Conseillers en resources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec (CRHA), a professional association of consultants in human resources and industrial relations. From 1987 to 1992, he owned a chain of restaurants in Saint-Hubert.

Community Activities: Serves as president of the patrons’ committee of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Pierre-Boucher, a health and social services centre in Longueuil. Also served as commissioner of the Commission scolaire des Patriotes, a Quebec school board in Montérégie.

Mailing address:

5665 chemin de Chambly

Saint-Hubert, Que.

J3Y 3P9

Contact information:

Telephone: 450-904-1854



Vesna Vesic

Vesna Vesic

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

Education: Has a bachelor's degree in human resources from Concordia University, and a bachelor's degree in literature and education from the University of Belgrade.

Profession: Teacher and community organizer

Career Background: Has been a primary school teacher and a university teaching assistant.

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2008 Results