Results, Ridings and Candidates
Berthier - Maskinongé
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||252/252 polls|
Unofficial results were updated at the time shown following judicial recounts in six ridings. For more recent results, visit Elections Canada. The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.View these results in the interactive map »
This rural riding located north of Montreal has the St. Lawrence River as its southern boundary and the St. Maurice River as part of the eastern boundary. Trois-Rivières is in the southeast corner. The riding contains the regional county municipalities of D'Autray and Maskinongé, the former Pointe-du-Lac and the former city of Trois-Rivières-Ouest.
Manufacturing and the service sector are two of the main employers, followed by retail trade. The average family income is $62,099 and unemployment is 6.7 per cent.
Over 97 per cent of residents speak French as their first language, while less than one per cent speak English as theirs. The total immigrant population in the 2006 census was 1.6 per cent.
The riding of Berthier-Maskinongé was created in the 2004 redistribution from 49 per cent of Trois-Rivières riding, 30 per cent of Berthier-Montcalm and 26 per cent of St-Maurice.
Population: 107,911 (2006 census; an increase of 4.2% since 2001)
Incumbent Guy André and the Bloc Québécois triumphed again in 2006, although in a less dominating victory than 2004, when the newly created riding went to the Bloc by more than 18,000 votes. In 2000, in Trois-Rivières, Bloc candidate Yves Rocheleau was elected, defeating Liberal Denis Normandin. It was his third term as MP. In a 2002 byelection, in Berthier-Montcalm, Bloc Québécois candidate Roger Gaudet was elected, defeating Liberal Richard Giroux. St-Maurice is former prime minister Jean Chrétien's old riding.
- 2004, 2006 - BQ
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
Choose a format to view results for all ridings and parties:
Unofficial results were updated at the time shown following judicial recounts in six ridings. For more recent results, visit Elections Canada. The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.
My Riding & Riding Talk
Get the latest voting results for your riding. Have your say about what's important in your own riding. Read profiles about your candidates, get riding-related information and join the debate.
Montreal Headlines »
- Quebec premier says Montreal mayor should resign video
- Quebec Premier Pauline Marois says Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum should step down following his arrest this morning.
- Construction strike halts major projects in Quebec video
- More than 175,000 construction workers in Quebec are on strike. The provincial government recommends negotiation and says it does not plan to implement back-to-work legislation.
- Lawyer Mélanie Joly announces mayoral bid audio
- Lawyer Mélanie Joly confirmed that she will run for mayor of Montreal in the city's November elections.
- Ex-Tory adviser Saulie Zajdel arrested in corruption probe video
- A little over a year ago, Saulie Zajdel joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a happy-hour pub stop in Montreal as the Conservatives' best hope to win their first seat in the city in a quarter-century. Today, Zajdel is under arrest.
- Quebec white-collar workers angry with cuts
- The union representing Quebec City's white-collar workers says its members are angry with plans to cut about five per cent of the city's workforce over the next five years, while the workload will not be reduced.