|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|226/226 polls||Updated: Sep. 5, 2012 1:58 AM EDT|
|QS||Benoit Van Caloen||1,970||
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Brome–Missisquoi is a fairly large riding southeast of Montreal, in the corner of Quebec's Montérégie region. It borders the Eastern Townships to the east, Iberville and Granby to the west and north, and the United States to the south. Communities include Bedford, Brome, Bromont, Cowansville, Farnham, Lac-Brome, Saint-Armand, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Stanbridge East and Sutton.
The riding was created for the 1973 election and has shuffled a bit since then. In 2011, it lost about a third of its area along its eastern edge, and gained a more or less rectangular chunk to its north.
The riding is one of the last in Quebec to have been won by a candidate from the old Union Nationale party of former premier Maurice Duplessis. The Union Nationale's Armand Russell won it in 1976. Since then, the seat has had one name all over it: Liberal Pierre Paradis, who has been re-elected eight times and was a cabinet minister under premiers Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson Jr.
2008 provincial election results:
- 2007: Liberal Pierre Paradis defeats ADQ's Jean L'Écuyer by 2,961 votes.
- 2003: Liberal Pierre Paradis beats PQ's Lina Le Blanc by 10,453 votes.
- 1980-1998: Liberal Pierre Paradis beats PQ candidates by comfortable margins.
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes: 38.3%; No: 61.7%
|Coalition pour la Constituante||Dominique||Favreau|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Benoit||Legault|
|Quebec Conservative Party||Jacques||Pipon|
|Québec Solidaire||Benoit||Van Caloen|