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Lévis - Bellechasse
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||266/266 polls|
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This riding lies on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Quebec City. It stretches from the St. Lawrence River to the Canada-U.S. border. It contains the regional county municipality of Bellechasse, part of Les Etchemins and part of the city of Lévis. The former cities of Lévis and St-Romuald and the municipalities of St-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy and Pintendre fall in the riding.
The major industry in this riding is manufacturing, followed by retail trade, health and social services and other services. The average family income is $68,483 and the unemployment rate is 4.6 per cent.
According to the 2006 census almost 98 per cent of the population cited French as their mother tongue, while less than one per cent cited English. The immigrant population is one per cent. More than 13 per cent of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree.
The riding of Lévis-Bellechasse was created in the 2004 redistribution from 50 per cent of Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and 48 per cent of Bellechasse-Etchemins-Montmagny.
Population: 105,927 (2006 census; an increase of 3.5% since 2001)
Bloc Québécois incumbent Réal Lapierre went down to defeat in 2006 as Conservative Steven Blaney took the riding by over 9,700 votes.
The Bloc won this riding in 2004, when Lapierre took 44 per cent of the vote, ending up 8,266 votes ahead of his nearest rival.
In 2000 in Lévis, BQ candidate Antoine Dubé defeated Liberal Shirley Baril to win a third term. He resigned in 2003 to run for the Parti Québécois in the provincial election. In the 2003 byelection, Liberal Christian Jobin defeated BQ Maxime Fréchette. In 2000 in Bellechasse-Etchemins-Montmagny-L'Islet, Liberal Gilbert Normand won. He had won the 1997 election by just 47 votes. Normand was appointed secretary of state for agriculture and agri-food and fisheries and oceans in 1997 and secretary of state for science, research and development in 1999, a position he held until 2002.
Liberal Raynald Guay was MP for Lévis from 1963 to 1980 when he resigned and was appointed to the Anti-Dumping Tribunal. Liberal Gaston Gourde won in the 1981 byelection, but was defeated in 1984 by Progressive Conservative Gabriel Fontaine who served two terms. Fontaine was facing charges on 14 counts of fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy and Kim Campbell wouldn't authorize him as a PC candidate in 1993.
- 2004 - BQ
- 2006 - CON
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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