Results, Ridings and Candidates
Longueuil - Pierre-Boucher
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||214/214 polls|
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This riding, located on the eastern shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montreal, contains part of the city of Longueuil, Île Grosbois and Îles de Boucherville. The boundaries are St. Lawrence River in the north, Boulevard de Montarville and Highway 20 in the east, the former border of the city of Longueuil in the south and Rue Notre-Dame de Grâces, Boulevard Curé-Poirier and Chemin de Chambly in the west.
Manufacturing is the main industry in this riding, and there is a significant aerospace industry. Retail trade and the service sector are the next major sources of employment. Average family income is $85,247 and unemployment is 5.7 per cent. Albout 26 per cent of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree.
In the 2006 census 87 per cent of residents cited French as a mother tongue, while just over two per cent cited English. In the 1995 referendum, 60 per cent of residents voted for separation.
In 2004, a northwest corner of the riding was moved into St-Lambert and 17 per cent of Verchères-Les-Patriotes was added in the northeast with the addition of the islands. The riding was established in 1952. The 1996 redistribution kept 65 per cent of the riding and added nine per cent from St-Lambert.
Population: 98,032 (2006 census; an increase of 1.7% since 2001)
Bloc Québécois incumbent Caroline St. Hilaire was re-elected by a comfortable margin in 2006, taking 55 per cent of the vote and beating Conservative Sebastien Legris.
In 2004, St. Hilaire defeated Liberal Robert Gladu to win a third term.
Progressive Conservative Pierre Sevigny won in 1958 and 1962. Liberal Jean-Pierre Coté won three terms beginning in 1963. He was postmaster general, minister of communications and minister of national revenue. Another Liberal, Jacques Olivier, served from 1972 to 1984. PC Nic Leblanc won in 1984 and 1988, but resigned from the PC caucus in 1990, after Meech Lake failed, and joined the Bloc Québécois. In 1993, Leblanc was re-elected for the BQ, defeating Liberal Guy Chartrand. Immediately after Gilles Duceppe became BQ leader in 1997, Leblanc announced he was leaving the BQ caucus to sit as an Independent, but he didn't run again.
- 1953, 1957 - LIB
- 1958, 1962 - PC
- 1963-80 inclusive - LIB
- 1984, 1988 - PC
- 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 - BQ
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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