Le Vieux-Longueuil is the largest borough in the city of Longueuil. From 2002 to 2006, Le Vieux-Longueuil borough stood for what used to be the city of Longueuil from 1969 to 2002; the former city of Longueuil was composed of 3 cities merged in the 1960s: Ville Jacques-Cartier, Montréal-Sud and Longueuil. Since 2006, Le Vieux-Longueuil borough stands for the combination of the former city of Longueuil and LeMoyne. LeMoyne joined Le Vieux-Longueuil borough when Saint-Lambert left the city of Longueuil in 2006. Canada Post uses "Longueuil" only on addresses; as such, many people continue to associate the name Longueuil to the former city rather than the current city. The former city of Longueuil has a neighbourhood, called Vieux-Longueuil. Le Vieux-Longueuil borough has 9 municipal districts. One of the districts contains a portion of the former city of Longueuil; the other 8 districts are all located in the former city of Longueuil. Old Longueuil LeMoyne Notre-Dame Saint-Jean-Vianney Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Sacré-Coeur Carillon / Saint-Pie-X Saint-Robert Fatima Note: Includes combined results of the former cities of Longueuil and Lemoyne.
Ecole Primaire Adrien-Gamache Ecole Primaire Armand-Racicot Ecole Primaire Bel-Essor Ecole Primaire Bourgeoys-Champagnat Ecole Primaire Carillon Ecole Primaire Christ-Roi Ecole Primaire de Normandie Ecole Primaire du Curé-Lequin Ecole Primaire du Tournesol Ecole Primaire Félix-Leclerc Ecole Primaire Gentilly Ecole Primaire Gentilly Ecole Primaire George-Étienne-Cartier Ecole Primaire Hubert-Perron Ecole Primaire Jacques-Ouellette Ecole Primaire Jean-De Lalande Ecole Primaire Joseph-de Sérigny Ecole Primaire Lajeunesse * Ecole Primaire le Déclic Ecole Primaire les Petits-Castors Ecole Primaire Lionel-Groulx Ecole Primaire Marie-Victorin Pavillon le Jardin Ecole Primaire Marie-Victorin Pavillon l'Herbier Ecole Primaire Paul-De Maricourt Ecole Primaire Pierre-D'Iberville Ecole Primaire Plein-Soleil Ecole Primaire Sainte-Claire Ecole Primaire Saint-Jude Ecole Primaire Saint-Romain Ecole Primaire Samuel-de Champlain St. Mary's Elementary Collège Charles-Lemoyne Collège Français Collège Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes École Secondaire Gérard-Filion École Secondaire Gérard-Filion École Secondaire Gérard-Filion Le BAC École Secondaire Hélène-De Champlain École Secondaire Jacques-Ouellette École Secondaire Jacques-Rousseau École Secondaire Notre-Dame École Secondaire Saint-Jean-Baptiste Centre d'apprentissage personnalisé le Cap CEA LeMoyne-D'Iberville Université de Sherbrooke Collège Édouard-Montpetit CEGEP Centre de formation professionnelle Gérard-Filion Centre de formation professionnelle Jacques-Rousseau Centre de formation professionnelle Pierre-DupuyThe primary school Lajeunesse is located in LeMoyne.
All other educational institutions listed above are in the former city of Longueuil. Municipal reorganization in Quebec Old Longueuil
Brossard is a municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada and is part of the Greater Montreal area. According to the 2016 census, Brossard's population was 85,721, it shares powers with the urban agglomeration of Longueuil and was a borough of the municipality of Longueuil from 2002 to 2006. The city of Brossard was founded on February 14, 1958 and was before part of La Prairie-de-la-Madeleine Parish, its first mayor was Georges-Henri Brossard. At the beginning, there were 3,400 inhabitants; the city has some homes dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries along Chemin des Prairies. Maison Sénécal and Maison Deschamps. On August 8, 1964 a portion of land from Greenfield Park was added to Brossard. Furthermore, Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur was annexed to Brossard on March 25, 1978 becoming the "A" section to form the current city. In the 1970s, an attempt was made by René Désourdy to construct a cemetery in Brossard; the attempt failed due to the water table being too high in most of the city, as of 2014 Brossard has no cemetery.
Brossard was forcibly merged into the city of Longueuil on January 1, 2002 as a result of municipal reorganization in Quebec. And a demerger movement was started by Pierre Senécal, Jacques St-Amant and Gilles Larin which resulted in a municipal referendum, the largest demerger vote in Québec, that took place on June 20, 2004. 38.70% of the 50,539 qualified voters voted YES for demerger, which met the requirements needed for de-amalgamation. As a result, Brossard would continue to be a borough of the city of Longueuil only until the end of 2005. On January 1, 2006, Brossard was reconstituted as a city and Jean-Marc Pelletier was elected as the new mayor. However, Brossard still remains part of the urban agglomeration of Longueuil and thus, Brossard sits on the agglomeration council which determines certain powers of reconstituted cities. Brossard is surrounded by four municipalities on the South Shore of Montreal: Saint-Lambert, Carignan and La Prairie. Brossard is situated on the Saint Lawrence River to the west and by the Saint-Jacques River to the south.
Many parks are scattered throughout the city including Parc écologique des Sansonnets. The parks are connected to the other areas of the city by about 37 km of biking paths; the city has a municipal library building connected to its city hall building via an indoor passageway. Brossard is subdivided into many smaller sections; these sections are characterized by having street names that all begin with the same letter of the alphabet. The only notable exceptions are few major arteries; some constructions in the "A" and "R" sections of Brossard are older than the city itself because they were built in the former communities of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré Coeur and Brosseau Station, respectively. The "M" and "V" sections are the first neighborhoods built after the inauguration of Brossard in 1958. Home LanguagesAside from French, a variety of other languages are spoken in Brossard on a daily basis, as according to the 2011 census; the prominent languages spoken at home and their relative share are French, Chinese, Cantonese and Persian.
EthnicityBrossard is among the most multicultural municipalities in Greater Montreal as there are 23 ethnic groups that represent at least 1% of the population. According to the 2006 census the prominent ethnic groups and their relative share are Canadian, Chinese and Italian HousingBrossard is a residential suburb with a moderate diversity of structural styles; the most popular styles of housing are semi-detached houses which represent 44% of private dwellings and apartment buildings with fewer than five storeys which represent 31% of private dwellings. Mother tongue languagesStatistics for the population according to mother tongue vary from the statistics for home language, as well as varying from the statistics for official language usage. Brossard is the commercial hub of the south shore, most businesses located along Taschereau Boulevard, inside Champlain Mall and Place Portobello or at the lifestyle centre, Quartier DIX30. A particular segment of Taschereau Boulevard near La Prairie and the Saint-Jacques River is home to an exceptionally large concentration of car dealerships offering most available makes and models.
SoccerL'association de soccer de Brossard has been given exclusive authority from the City of Brossard to organize recreational and competitive soccer for youth. Programs are offered for adults; the Association is affiliated with FIFA via the Quebec Provincial soccer federations. The sport is amongst the most popular in the city given it is quite accessible and the continued increase in popularity of the sport in North America. There are more than 2,500 annual registrations of which one third are for the winter season and the rest for the summer season; the summer program is run on the various soccer fields in the city. The winter program is held indoors, at the Bell Sports Complex and at various gyms in the schools within the city boundaries. Notorious footballers from Brossard includes Montreal Impact captain Patrice Bernier and ex bundesliga striker Olivier Occean; the Association hosts the Brossard Challenge tournament during the fir
Saint-Lambert is a city in southwestern Quebec, located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Montreal, it is part of the Urban agglomeration of Longueuil of the Montérégie administrative region. It was home to 21,861 people according to the Canada 2016 Census. Saint-Lambert is divided into two main sections: the original city of Saint-Lambert and the Préville neighbourhood; the original city of Saint-Lambert is located from the Country Club of Montreal golf course to the border of the Le Vieux-Longueuil borough. It includes the city's downtown, known as "The Village". On the other side of the Country Club of Montreal is the former city of Préville, which merged with Saint-Lambert in 1969, it extends to the borders of the Longueuil borough of Greenfield Park. Saint-Lambert was named for the early French Canadian hunter Lambert Closse. In 1636, Louis XIII of France was dividing up seigneuries in the new colony of New France. One of these was known as La Prairie, comprising La Prairie de la Magdeleine and La Prairie de Saint-Lambert.
The lower part of the latter, was known as Mouillepied, due to the swampy conditions of the area. Saint-Lambert's first two permanent residents were André André Achim in the 18th century. Today André Marsil's house can be found on the corner of Riverside Drive and Notre-Dame Avenue, was converted into a textile museum called the Marsil Museum, although the museum has since moved to the Bonsecours Market. In 1722, Mouillepied was transferred from La Prairie seigneurie to Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil parish. Following the establishment of the railway in 1852 and the completion of the Victoria Bridge in 1859, the village received a permanent link to the island of Montreal; the Victoria Bridge is the oldest bridge linking Montreal to the South Shore, carried the first rail line linking Quebec's largest city to New York City. Because of this, Saint-Lambert became an important passenger and freight stop for a long period of time; this is evident in the city's architecture, in which many old industrial buildings are found near the railway tracks.
Many of these have since been converted into lofts such as the former Waterman pens factory built in 1908. With the bridge and railway came a quick growth in Saint-Lambert's population and the construction of new housing. Saint-Lambert detached itself from Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil and achieved municipality status in 1857, under its first mayor, Louis Bétournay. At the time, Saint-Lambert did not include Mouillepied, which instead had remained in Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil. In 1892, Saint-Lambert reached village status, attained town status in 1898 and city status in 1921. During World War I and World War II, Saint-Lambert had one of the highest military enlistment rates in Canada; the small city lost a total of 132 soldiers in both wars. This number was a significant portion of the young people at the time. In the 1950s, the development of Saint-Lambert was enhanced with the building of the St. Lambert Locks in the St. Lawrence Seaway, to bypass the smaller Lachine Canal, this became the most easterly lock in the Seaway.
Suburban growth from Montreal in this period affected Saint-Lambert, as well as many of the older communities on the South Shore. Since its establishment, the city's limits have changed. In 1948, the old Mouillepied area of the town of Jacques-Cartier was split off and erected into the town of Préville, it merged with Saint-Lambert in 1969. Saint-Lambert had an anglophone majority population starting in 1881, throughout most of the 20th century. Saint-Lambert had 12,460 anglophones and was 61% anglophone as as the 1981 census; this started to change, as it become the home to upper class francophone families, in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The late 1990s saw the construction of a new residential neighbourhood in Saint-Lambert, known as "Le Haut Saint-Lambert", it was built on the remaining vacant land in city limits near LeMoyne. In 2007, the city of Saint-Lambert celebrated its 150th anniversary. Amalgamation and de-amalgamationOn January 1, 2002, municipal reorganization merged Saint-Lambert with LeMoyne to form a borough in the new Longueuil mega-city.
There was a strong "de-merger" movement and a referendum was won on June 20, 2004, to re-establish the former city. The city was reborn on January 1, 2006, while on January 7, 2006, the Saint-Lambert flag was hoisted in front of city hall and the mayor and city manager took their oath of office. Saint-Lambert is underlain by Ordovician period black shale; this bedrock is covered by deep clay drift over most of the town. Soils were poorly drained in their natural state. Drainage and excavation have been used to adapt the soil for housing construction; the most common trees in Saint-Lambert are those species. These include poplars, red maple, silver maple and green ash; the American elm was abundant but its population has been reduced by Dutch elm disease. Non-native species are represented by Norway maple, silver birch, English oak, blue spruce, common horsechestnut and honey locust. Rare exotics which benefit from St-Lambert's favorable microclimate include Japanese maple and tulip tree. Most trees in Saint-Lambert show some evidence of damage from an ice storm in January 1998 and a severe thunderstorm in June 2008.
The climate of Saint-Lambert is characterized by abundant precipitation and one of the longest, warmest growing seasons in Quebec. As in other parts of Greater Montreal, lengthy spells
Quebec Autoroute 10
Autoroute 10 is an Autoroute of Quebec in Canada that links greater Montreal to key population centres in Montérégie and Estrie, including Brossard, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Sherbrooke. The A-10 provides access to popular winter resorts at Bromont, Owl's Head, Mont Sutton and Mont Orford. Motorists travelling on the A-10 can see eight of nine Monteregian Hills: Mount Royal, Mont Saint-Bruno, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Mont Saint-Grégoire, Mont Rougemont, Mont Yamaska, Mont Shefford and Mont Brome. (The ninth, Mont Mégantic is located beyond the eastern terminus of the autoroute. At 147 km long, the A-10 is the seventh longest autoroute in Quebec; the A-10 carries the name Autoroute Bonaventure from its start in Montreal's city centre to the Champlain Bridge. From there until its terminus in Sherbrooke, the A-10 is called the Autoroute des Cantons-de-l'Est, a reference to the historic name given to the region east of Montreal and north of the U. S. border. The road's main material is asphalt concrete, many parts of the highway are bordered with gravel.
The A-10 begins in Downtown Montreal as an extension of University Street near Place Bonaventure. Two underground ramps provide an interchange with the A-720. At km 1, the A-10 crosses the Lachine Canal travels along the St. Lawrence River to an interchange with the A-15 and A-20; this interchange is on the Island of Montreal and on Nuns' Island. At km 2, it crosses Route 112 at the north end of Victoria Bridge; the A-10 has three lanes in each direction on the majority of its length and the speed limit is 70 km/h. The A-10 is multiplexed with the A-20 across the Champlain Bridge. All three autoroutes diverge soon after reaching the southern edge of the bridge; the A-10 serves as an important link for commuters travelling to downtown Montreal from suburban South Shore communities via the Champlain Bridge. It provides access to the Montreal Technoparc and the Concordia Bridge; the A-10 in Montreal is jointly owned by the city of Montreal, the Société Les Ponts Jacques Cartier, Federal Bridge Corporation.
At km 8, the A-10 crosses Taschereau Boulevard. Bus lanes run in both directions along the median for four kilometers between the southern end of the Champlain Bridge and Milan Boulevard. Crossing Brossard, the A-10 runs along the northern edge of the Quartier DIX30 shopping complex before reaching interchanges with the A-30 at km 11 and the A-35 at km 22; the A-10 enters a rich agricultural region. Between Bromont and Magog the A-10 passes through a mountainous region, close to two of Quebec's major ski centres. Near the northern end of Lake Memphremagog, the A-10 reaches an interchange with the A-55 at km 121; the A-10 continues east as a concurrency with A-55. Between km 123 and 128, Route 112 functions as a frontage road. A-10 and A-55 bypass the city of Sherbrooke to the east and north, reaching interchanges with spur routes A-410 at km 140 and A-610 at km 143; the A-10 reaches its terminus at the junction with A-610, while A-55 continues north to Drummondville. The portion east of Autoroute 55 was renumbered as Autoroute 610 on September 29, 2006.
The 116 km long Autoroute de l'Est was opened to traffic in December 1964. Extending from the southern end of the Champlain Bridge to Magog, the highway replaced the old Quebec Route 1 as the main road link between these two points. An official opening for the highway came one year in 1965; the A-10 was the second autoroute, after the Laurentian Autoroute outside Montreal, to be commissioned. Both were opened as toll highways by a Quebec government agency; the A-10 featured five toll stations. Motorists were charged $1.50 to make the entire trip. The Autoroute Bonaventure through Montreal opened in 1967 to link approach roads to Expo 67 with the Champlain Bridge; the Autoroute des Cantons de l'Est was the first autoroute in Quebec to use exit numbers based on distance instead of in sequential order, as had been the case. As Canada had not yet adopted the Metric system, exit numbers referenced the distance in miles from the southern end of the Champlain Bridge; the A-10 did not have a route number.
Instead, route marker signs featured a red triangular shield featuring the name of the route. Unusually, the directional signs were originally red. Blue shields and signs replaced the red versions. In 1985, the toll system was abolished, the use of the triangular shields was discontinued. Blue directional signs have been converted to standard green signs used elsewhere in North America. In 2013, motorists could still see blue signs at exits of the autoroute. Between 1988 and 2006, A-10 departed its multiplex with A-55 at km 143 and continued eastward for 11 km to a final terminus with Route 112. In October 2006, that section of A-10 was renumbered as A-610. Under a project started in 2016, the Autoroute Bonaventure will be reconfigured by 2018; the Société du Havre de Montréal is transforming the autoroute into an urban thoroughfare as part of a broader project to redevelop Montreal's harbourfront. The city of Montreal announced in January 2013 that it would take over the SHM's responsibilities, citing concerns over transparency.
A current proposal to build the East-West Highway across central and northern Maine calls for the A-10 to be extended to the U. S. border at Coburn Gore. Doing so would create a new and more direct limited-access highway link between
Quebec Autoroute 20
Autoroute 20 is a Quebec Autoroute, following the Saint Lawrence River through one of the more densely populated parts of Canada, with its central section forming the main route of the Trans-Canada Highway from the A-25 interchange to the A-85 interchange. At 585 km, it is the longest Autoroute in Quebec, it is one of two main links between Quebec City. There are two sections of the A-20, separated by a 57 km gap; the mainline extends for 540 km from the Ontario border to its current terminus at Trois-Pistoles. The second, more northerly section is far shorter. Constructed as a super two autoroute, this section of the A-20 bypasses Rimouski to the south and ends at a roundabout junction with Highway 132 in Mont-Joli. While the Quebec government has completed environmental and economic reviews of the impact of linking the two sections of Autoroute 20, it has not committed the funds necessary for construction. Citing the high number of accidents on the Rimouski-Mont-Joli link of the A-20, many politicians in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region have criticized the government's lack of progress in linking the two sections of autoroute and twinning the two-lane portion.
The A-20 begins at the Ontario-Quebec border near Rivière-Beaudette as the continuation of Ontario Highway 401. The westernmost section of the A-20 was named the Autoroute du Souvenir in 2007 to honour Canadian veterans. Road marker signs on this stretch of the autoroute feature a poppy. At km 29, the A-20 crosses A-30 before becoming an urban boulevard for eight kilometers in Vaudreuil-Dorion and L'Île-Perrot; this stretch of highway takes the A-20 across the Ottawa River. The speed limit is 70 km/h in L'Île-Perrot; the A-20 once again becomes a limited-access highway at km 38, just before crossing the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal onto the Island of Montreal. The A-20 traverses the West Island along the north shore of Lac Saint-Louis to an interchange with the A-520. Called the Dorval Interchange, this exit is the main access to Montreal's Trudeau International Airport. Further east, the A-20 crosses the A-13 at its southern terminus, at the St. Pierre Interchange, Route 138 west towards the Mercier Bridge.
Just west of downtown Montreal, the A-20, A-15, A-720 meet at the Turcot Interchange. From this interchange, A-15 continues north to Laval while A-20 east is multiplexed with A-15 south on the approach to the Champlain Bridge. Traffic bound for the city centre continues as the A-720. Multiplexed with the A-10 and A-15, all three autoroutes cross the Saint Lawrence River via the Champlain Bridge to the South Shore; the multiplex splits south of the bridge. The A-20 parallels the south shore of the river through suburban Longueuil; the junction with the A-25 affords a direct connection to the Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel and Montreal's East End. The Trans-Canada Highway joins the A-20 at this junction; the largest section of the A-20 is named after Jean Lesage, who served as Premier of Quebec from 1960 to 1966, during the Quiet Revolution. Autoroute Jean-Lesage exists as two discontinuous sections separated by about 55 kilometers: The main section between the Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel and Trois-Pistoles in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
A shorter section that serves as a bypass of Rimouski and extends east to a final terminus at Route 132 in Mont-Joli. From the junction with A-25, the A-20 travels away from the St. Lawrence River. At kilometer 98, the A-20 intersects the A-30 near Mont Saint-Bruno, crossing the Richelieu River just north of Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Bypassing Saint-Hyacinthe, the A-20 forms a multiplex with Route 116 for six kilometers between exits 141 and 147; this section of the A-20 in Centre-du-Québec is located the furthest from the St. Lawrence River. Between Drummondville and Sainte-Eulalie, the A-20 forms a multiplex with A-55 for 37 kilometers; the A-20 continues across Quebec's agricultural heartland. The autoroute once again parallels the river. From this point eastward, the A-20 is never more than five kilometers from the river. At km 312, the A-20 crosses the A-73, a north-south link between Saint-Georges and Quebec City via the Pierre Laporte Bridge. While the control city on the A-20 is listed as "Québec", the autoroute never enters the city proper.
Before departing the region the A-20 bypasses suburban Lévis. This section of the A-20 offers the motorist splendid views over the St. Lawrence River and the mountains of the Côte-Nord Mont-Sainte-Anne and Le Massif; as it continues eastward, the A-20 passes the regional centres of Montmagny and La Pocatière before approaching Rivière-du-Loup and the junction with A-85 at km 499. The Trans-Canada Highway departs the A-20 at this interchange and travels south on A-85 toward Edmundston, New Brunswick and the Maritime Provinces; the eastern end of the main section of the A-20 is located in Trois-Pistoles 40 kilometres east of Rivière-du-Loup. The second section of Autoroute Jean-Lesage connects Rimouski to Mont-Joli, it begins at a junction with Route 132 in the village of Le Bic 55 km from the current terminus of the A-20 main section. Like its larger counterpart, the Rimouski section of the A-20 parallels the St. Lawrence, providing a southern bypass of Rimouski before ending at the
Saint-Hubert is a borough in the city of Longueuil, located in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. It had been a separate city prior to January 1, 2002, when it along with several other neighbouring south shore municipalities were merged into Longueuil. According to the Quebec Statistics Institute, Saint-Hubert had 78,336 in 2006; the area of the borough is 65.98 km2. Longueuil's city hall is now located in Saint-Hubert. Saint-Hubert is located about 14 kilometres from downtown Montreal; the borough has a wide array of commercial and agricultural enterprises. The aerospace industry is arguably the most important of these enterprises. Pratt & Whitney Canada manufactures jet engines at a plant near Saint-Hubert Airport; the Canadian Space Agency has its head office in the borough. The École nationale d'aérotechnique, a school that teaches aeronautics is located in the borough and operated by Collège Édouard-Montpetit; the city's namesake is derived from Hubertus, who became known as St. Hubert.
It was established as a parish in 1860, was granted official city status in 1958. In 1971, the former city of Laflèche, merged with the city of Saint-Hubert. October CrisisAt the height of the 1970 October Crisis, Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte was kidnapped from his Saint-Lambert, Quebec home and held at Saint-Hubert Airport; the city of Saint-Hubert, like many other Quebec municipalities, named a park in his honour, Parc Pierre-Laporte. Recent historyIn 1992, the city began work on the creation of a large park, to be known as Parc de la Cité, it includes a one-kilometer long man-made lake. It is split between Laporte provincial electoral districts. Vachon's Member of the National Assembly is Martine Ouellet of the Parti Québécois. Laporte's Member of the National Assembly is Nicole Ménard of the Quebec Liberal Party, it is composed of each with a city councilor. The borough president is Lorraine Guay-Boivin of Action Longueuil. Pascan Aviation has its headquarters in Saint-Hubert. Today, there are four distinct sectors of Saint-Hubert: Iberville Laflèche Laurendeau Maricourt The following is a list of localities within the borough of Saint-Hubert.
BrentwoodBrentwood was located in between Chemin Chambly. Chemin Noble was among the main streets in the area, with Cousineau Boulevard becoming important much on. Chemin Noble was named for Benjamin Noble and resident of the area, upon its founding in the late 1910s. Brentwood was considered a "summer hideaway" by many Montrealers, it had no streets, telephone service. A small "hut-like" train station was located next to the railroad tracks and provided service to Montreal via the Montreal and Southern Counties Railway. BrooklineBrookline was located in between Rue Kimber and Chemin Chambly. Mountainview Boulevard was the locale's main street, with Cousineau Boulevard becoming a major artery much on. Brookline was an anglophone working-class area; the tramway station was located on the southwest part of the railroad tracks, between Rue Rideau and Rue Léonard. Castle GardensCastle Gardens was the smallest of Saint-Hubert's neighbourhoods, it was located in between the CN railway line, Grande-Allée, in between Rue Canon and Rue Jonergin.
CroydonCroydon, or St. Lambert Annex, was a large neighbourhood located along Montée Saint-Hubert from Grande Allée to Boulevard de Maricourt at the railroad tracks. Along the railroad tracks, it stretched from Montée Saint-Hubert to Rue Donat, while its borders became smaller closer to Grande Alleé, it was an English-speaking working-class area. Croydon's limits expanded in 1935 to include Castle Gardens. East GreenfieldEast Greenfield was located in close proximity to what is today known as the Litchfield Industrial Park, it stretched from Grande-Allée to Boulevard de Maricourt. The following streets ran north-south: Cornwall, Wesley, Quévillon, Belmont, Campbell. Perpendicular to these streets were Barlow, Viateur, Mcrae and Robinson. In 1935, its boundaries were extended to the nearby municipality of Saint-Joseph de Chambly; the 1935 census indicated that the majority of residents along Grande-Allée were francophone, while the rest of the area had a substantial anglophone population. The area was served by Wesley United Church.
PinehurstPinehurst was located east of to East Greenfield, could be accessed by Rue Cornwall. This area started to develop in the mid-1910s. Springfield ParkSpringfield Park was located in between Boulevard Cousineau, it was an English-speaking rural area served by the Montreal and Southern Counties Railway. Today it is a French-speaking suburban area. Springfield Street, now known as Prince Charles Street, was the neighbourhood's main street; the South Shore Protestant Regional School Board served the municipality. AirportThe borough has a medium-sized airport known as Montréal/St-Hubert Airport. In terms of aircraft movements, it is among the busiest in Canada; the airport was once the location of a Canadian Air Force Base which ceased operation in 1995, but which continues to use the area. The airport includes a weather station, next to which stands the headquarters of the Canadian Space Agency. RailSaint-Hubert is served by the Longueuil–Saint-Hubert commuter rail station on the Réseau de transport métropolitain's Mont-Saint-Hilaire line.
Important roadsGrande-Allée Taschereau Boulevard Cousineau Boulevard Chemin Chambly Payer Boulevard Mountainvie
Jean Charest, is a Quebec politician. He was the 29th premier of Quebec, from 2003 to 2012, he became Premier after winning the 2003 election. Charest sits as an advisor to Canada's Ecofiscal Commission. Jean Charest was born on June 24, 1958, in the Eastern Townships, his parents are Rita, an Irish Quebecer, Claude "Red" Charest, a French Canadian. He obtained a law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1981, he is married to Michèle Dionne and they have three children, Amélie and Alexandra. Charest is bilingual in French and English. In the 1980 sovereignty referendum, Charest failed stating he was too busy; some have claimed that Jean Charest downplays his legal first name John by presenting himself in French as Jean so as to appeal more to francophone Quebecers. For example, in the 1997 federal election, Bloc Québécois MP Suzanne Tremblay attacked Charest by saying, "First, let's recall who Jean Charest is... his real name is John, that's what's on his birth certificate, not Jean."
Charest responded that, his mother being an Irish-Quebecer, it was the Irish priest who baptized him that wrote John on the baptism certificate, but that he was always known as Jean in his family and with his peers as well. He went to French schools, he worked as a lawyer until he was elected Progressive Conservative member of the Canadian Parliament for the riding of Sherbrooke in the 1984 election. From 1984 to 1986, Charest served as Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons. In 1986, at age 28, he was appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as Minister of State for Youth, he was thus the "youngest cabinet minister in Canadian history". He was appointed Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur Sport in 1988, but had to resign from cabinet in 1990 after improperly speaking to a judge about a case regarding the Canadian Track and Field Association, he returned to cabinet as Minister of the Environment in 1991. When Mulroney announced his retirement as PC leader and prime minister, Charest was a candidate for the leadership of the party at the 1993 Progressive Conservative leadership convention.
Karlheinz Schreiber alleged he gave $30,000 in cash to Jean Charest's campaign for the Tory leadership in 1993. However Charest himself says it was only $10,000, though federal leadership election rules did permit such cash donations; as of 2007, rules against such donations for provincial party leadership campaigns still do not exist in Québec. Charest impressed many observers and party members, placed a strong second to Defence Minister Kim Campbell, who had held a large lead going into the convention. Charest served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Technology in Campbell's short-lived cabinet. In the 1993 election, the PCs suffered the worst defeat for a governing party at the federal level. Only two of the party's 295 candidates were elected—Charest and Elsie Wayne. Charest himself was reelected handily in Sherbrooke, taking 56 percent of the vote; as the only surviving member of what turned out to be the last PC Cabinet, Charest was appointed interim party leader and confirmed in the post in April 1995.
Charest therefore became the only leader of francophone descent of the Progressive Conservative Party. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Charest was involved in the constitutional debate that resulted from Quebec's refusal to sign the Canadian Constitution of 1982, he was a special committee member charged with examining the Meech Lake Accord in 1990, which would have given the province of Quebec the status of a "distinct society". The Accord failed. During the 1995 Referendum on Quebec's sovereignty, Charest was Vice-President of the "No" campaign. In the 1997 federal election, Charest campaigned in favour of Quebec's being constitutionally recognized as a distinct society. During his mandate as Premier, he has made some efforts to expand the place of Québec in the international community; the province was granted representation at the cultural branch of the United Nations. Charest voiced some support for the Calgary Declaration, which recognized Quebec as "unique."In the 1997 election, the Tories received 19% of the vote and won 20 seats in Atlantic Canada.
The party was back from the brink. While the Tories finished only a point behind Reform, their support was too dispersed west of Quebec to translate into seats, they were hampered by vote-splitting with Reform in rural central Ontario, a Tory stronghold where Reform had made significant inroads. In April 1998, Charest gave in to considerable public and political pressure among business circles, to leave federal politics and become leader of the Quebec Liberal Party. Charest was considered by many to be the best hope for the federalist QLP to defeat the sovereigntist Parti Québécois government. In the 1998 election, the Quebec Liberals received more votes than the PQ, but because the Liberal vote was concentrated in fewer ridings, the PQ won enough seats to form another majority government. Charest won his own riding of Sherbrooke with a majority of 907 votes. In the April 2003 election, Charest led the Quebec Liberal