Results, Ridings and Candidates
Brossard - La Prairie
NOTE: Liberal candidate elected following recount.
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||258/258 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 riding is in the southeast of Montreal on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River. The riding contains the former city of Brossard in the north, the cities of Candiac and La Prairie and the municipality of St-Philippe.
The primary employment sectors are manufacturing and retail trade, followed by other services. The average family income is $91,970 and the unemployment rate is 5.7 per cent.
There is a significant non-francophone population and according to the 2006 census, only 64 per cent of residents have French as their mother tongue. The total immigrant population is 23 per cent and almost eight per cent – the largest individual group – cited Chinese as their ethnic origin. Almost 29 per cent of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree.
There was no change to Brossard-La Prairie in the 2004 redistribution. The riding of La Prairie was created in the 1966 redistribution from Châteauguay-Huntingdon-Laprairie, Longueil and Beauharnois-Salaberry. In 1996 boundaries were redrawn, part of Châteauguay was added and the riding was renamed Brossard-La Prairie.
Population: 113,985 (2006 census; an increase of 13.4% since 2001)
Liberal incumbent Jacques Saada went down to defeat in 2006, losing a narrow decision to the Bloc Québécois's Marcel Lussier. In 2004, Saada defeated Lussier to win a third term in Brossard-La Prairie. He was appointed minister responsible for the Francophonie and minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec in 2004. Saada ran in La Prairie in 1993 and lost by 476 votes to the BQ's Richard Belisle.
In 1968, Liberal Ian Watson, who was elected in Châteauguay-Huntingdon-Laprairie in 1963 and 1965, ran here and won. He was re-elected for another two terms and then ran in Châteauguay riding. Liberal Pierre Deniger won in 1979 and 1980, but was defeated in the following two elections by Conservative Fernand Jourdenais.
- 1968-80 inclusive - LIB
- 1984, 1988 - PC
- 1993 - BQ
- 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB
- 2006 - BQ
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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