This is a suburban riding located on the shore of Rivière-des-Milles-Îles
across from Laval. The riding contains parts of the regional county municipalities
of Thérèse-de Blainville and Les Moulins. The cities of Blainville
and Ste-Anne-des-Plaines and the former city of Terrebonne fall in the riding.
Many residents work outside the riding in Montreal.
Manufacturing and retail trade are the major industries in this riding. The average family income is $64,124 and unemployment is 5.3 per cent.
Almost 94 per cent of the population cited French as their first language, while two per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is just over three per cent. Only six per cent of the population is over 65 years of age.
The riding of Terrebonne-Blainville was created in the 1996 redistribution
from 30 per cent of Terrebonne, 29 per cent of Blainville-Deux-Montagnes
and nine per cent of Joliette. In 2004, 75 per cent of the riding was
In 2004, the Bloc Québécois's Diane Bourgeois defeated Liberal
Pierre Gingras with 68 per cent of the vote to win her second term. The
BQ's Paul Mercier won in 1993 in Blainville-Deux Montagnes and in 1997
In Terrebonne, Liberal Joseph Roland Comtois was MP from 1968-1976, when
he resigned to run in the Quebec election and lost. He came back and won
the 1977 byelection and a further two terms in 1979 and 1980. In 1984,
Progressive Conservative Robert Toupin defeated him. In 1986, Toupin left
the PC caucus to sit as an Independent, briefly joined the New Democratic
Party, then sat again as an Independent in 1987. In 1988, PC Jean-March
Robitaille was elected, followed by the BQ's Benoît Sauvageau in
In Blainville-Deux Montagnes Liberal Francis Fox, formerly MP in Argenteuil-Deux
Montagnes, won in 1979 and 1980. In 1984, PC Monique Landry defeated Fox.
She was re-elected in 1988 and appointed minister for external relations
and international development in 1986, minister of state for Indian and
northern affairs in 1991, and secretary of state and minister of communications
1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth Date: Nov. 14, 1949
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Bachelor of Pedagogy, University of Montreal
Career Background: Former president of BQ Terrebonne-Blainville Executive committee. Former president of the
Comité national d'action politique des Femmes du Parti Québécois. Chair of board of directors of the
CLSC Lamater. Former president, PQ executive committee in Terrebonn. Former French professor at the commission scolaire des Affluents
Federal: Elected in Terrebonne-Blainville in 2000 and 2004
Committee: Standing committee on Health. Member: Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency. Preparedness; sub-committee
on Human rights and International Development of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Caucus: Former critic: Status of Women, Social Housing and Poverty. Critic for Foreign Affairs (International Co-operation.)
214, rue Ste-Anne, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Qué., J0N 1H0
95 Cote Terrebone
Ottawa Address: Room 210 Justice Bldg
House of Commons
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Marital Status: Married
Children: A daughter
Career Background: Specializes in vending machine servicing. Previously worked for various companies in this sector and in the
transportation sector before becoming the owner of his own business, Les Cafés Ari Nord inc., last August
Community Activities: Vice-chair of the Maison des jeunes du Marigot since 2002. Member of the Maison des Grands-Parents de Laval
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Community Activities: Secretary of the Laurentians Regional Environmental Board (member 1998-present).
Co-founded Enviro Mille-Iles (2001)
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science at the University of Montreal. Graduate of
Saint-Sacrement College in Terrebonne and André-Grasset College in Montreal
Career Background: Vice-president of commercial operations for his family's textile business
Community Activities: Was a football coach for Saint-Sacrement College for four years
Party: He is vice president, operations, for the Young Liberals of Canada (Quebec). Served as vice-president for the
Repentigny federal Liberal Riding Association and as secretary and vice-president for the Montcalm federal Liberal Riding Association.
Key organizer for Daniel Brazeau who was the Liberal candidate for Montcalm in 2004
Michel Le Clair
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: 1960
Birthplace: Montréal, Que.
Education: College graduate in Philosophy.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Guylaine Béland
Children: One daughter
Career Background: Outside network co-ordinator with Bell Canada