With a population of 111,867 and over 88,000 voters (2016), Vimy covers 35 km2 of the south-central part of the island.
Liberal Annie koutrakis Elected to Vimy in 2019, she worked for 30 years in full-service investment firms. An avid volunteer, she was elected President, CEO, President of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal, the first woman to hold this position in its 113-year history. Koutrakis has served on the boards of directors of CLSC Normand-Bethune (now CLSC du Ruisseau-Papineau), Hellenic Social Services of Quebec, and was vice-president of the parents’ committee of École Démosthènes. Annie was born in Montreal and lived in Laval for 26 years, most of them in the riding of Vimy. She attended Dawson College and completed certificate courses in Human Resources Management at Concordia University. Annie is fluently trilingual and a proud mother of four grown children.
Conservative partyRima El-Helou is the mother of 2 boys and president of Blue Horizon Immigration Services Inc. She holds an Executive MBA from the ESCP-EAP Paris Business School, as well as diplomas and certificates in marketing, midwifery, as as a practitioner of immigration and public health management. Long involved in community work, as the founder of the Maronite Circle which helps new immigrants settle and find employment in Canada, she volunteered for the diocese of Montreal and acted as a volunteer mentor with of Futurpreneur to help young entrepreneurs. El-Helou firmly believes in the Conservatives’ Recovery Plan for Canada, especially with regard to the relationship with the Government of Quebec, which respects the Quebec nation and strengthens its position within a united Canada. As an immigration consultant, she says Erin O’Toole’s plan to strengthen the immigration system meets the aspirations of many immigrants very well, especially the parent and grandparent sponsorship program and the super visa, by abolishing the Liberal lottery system, to allow for equal treatment of candidates.
NPDVassive Aliyev runs to Vimy to represent the people he grew up with. He holds a degree in political science and public policy from Concordia University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration. A member of the Canadian Armed Forces, he belongs to the 4th Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, and was deployed to support the population twice during the floods, receiving the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD). He continues his public service as an environmental inspector and night coordinator of public services for the city of Laval. Strongly attached to his community, he says he will fight for Laval residents in the House of Commons, and will travel around the neighborhood to meet residents “and talk about the issues that matter to them, rather than those put forward. by Bay CEOs. Street.”
Bloc QuébécoisRachid Bandou is president of the association Amitié Québec-Kabylie. Militant in Algeria for linguistic, identity and cultural causes Kabyle above all, but also Amazigh (Berber), he continued his activism in his adopted homeland Quebec, engaged in the fight led by the Movement for the self-determination of the Kabylia. (MAK). He is the recipient of the “Artisan de la Fête nationale 2021” award for his work with the Amitié Québec-Kabylie and has been a member of the Bloc Québécois Citizenship Commission since 2007. He is a member of the General Council of the Society. Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal since 2007, and Parti Québécois candidate in the 2012 and 2014 elections. He also worked in the Friendship of Intercultural Groups and Meetings (AGIR) group, as well as in the French section of Laval from Amnesty International.
People’s Party of Canada Alejandro ‘Al’ Morales-Loaiza is a 36-year-old internet project manager who grew up in Venezuela and has spent most of his life there working as a lawyer, teacher, blogger, research assistant and TV host. . He saw how “little by little, the basic rights and freedoms of the people were taken away by a tyrannical left-wing government which destroyed its hometown in less than a decade and imposed a dictatorship based on the cheap excuse of good. common “. Installed in Laval-des-Rapides in 2014 where he was able to prosper by living in freedom and justice, he says he is dismayed by the way in which the Liberal government is applying in Canada the same measures that ruined his youth. He understands, “better than most of his generation, how fragile freedom can be. He knows he has to start resisting again. He will not lose his house. Not yet.”