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DISTRICT: Terrebonne-Blainville
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Diane BourgeoisBQ3019759.17% X
Daniel LebelCON1021220.01%
Maxime ThériaultLIB45768.97%
Michel Le ClairNDP38297.5%
Martin DrapeauGRN22164.34%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 201 of 201 polls reporting

Ridings

103 Terrebonne-Blainville

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Diane Bourgeois (Incumbent)
CON:Daniel Lebel
GRN:Martin Drapeau
LIB:Maxime Thériault
NDP:Michel Le Clair


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
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 retained.

Population: 92,086

Political History
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-Blainville.

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 1993.

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 in 1993.

1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Diane Bourgeois

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth Date: Nov. 14, 1949
Age: 56
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: Bachelor of Pedagogy, University of Montreal
Profession: Professor

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 in Terrebonne

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Terrebonne-Blainville in 2000 and 2004

Political History
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.)

Campaign Address:
214, rue Ste-Anne, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Qué., J0N 1H0
(450) 838-8181
dianebourgeois@bellnet.ca
Riding Address:
95 Cote Terrebone
Terrebonne, Que.
(450) 965-9417
Ottawa Address: Room 210 Justice Bldg
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 947-4788



Daniel Lebel

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 47

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

Campaign Address:
(514) 896-7487
daniel_johanne@videotron.ca



Martin Drapeau

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Children: Three

Career Background:

Community Activities: Secretary of the Laurentians Regional Environmental Board (member 1998-present). Co-founded Enviro Mille-Iles (2001)


Campaign Office:
(450) 433-9876
mdrapeau@partivert.ca



Maxime Thériault

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

Political History
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

Campaign Address:
maxime.theriault@plcq.org
theriault.plcq.ca



Michel Le Clair

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: 1960
Age: 45
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

Campaign Office:
(450) 492-1955
michel.leclair@npd.qc.ca






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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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