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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||242/242 polls|
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This suburban riding is located just north of Montreal on the St.Lawrence River. It contains the regional county municipality of L'Assomption, as well as Repentigny, Charlemagne, Lachenaie and Mascouche. Given its proximity to Montreal, many residents work outside the riding.
Retail trade and manufacturing are about equal in terms of employment in the riding. The service sector and the construction industry are also important to the riding's economy. The average family income is $78,242 and the unemployment rate is 4.6 per cent.
Ninety-five per cent of the population listed French as their mother tongue in the 2006 census, while one per cent listed English. The total immigrant population is three per cent.
In the redistribution of 2004, 47 per cent of Repentigny was combined with 45 per cent of Berthier-Montcalm to the north. In 1996, the name was changed to Repentigny and the riding was created from 70 per cent of Terrebonne riding. The riding of Terrebonne was established in 1867.
Population: 109,636 (2006 census; an increase of 5.4% since 2001)
The Bloc Québécois's Raymond Gravel took over the riding with a byelection victory in November 2006. The riding was previously held by the Bloc's Benoît Sauvageau, who was killed in a car accident in August 2006.
Sauvageau dominated the 2006 election, winning 62 per cent of the vote and beating his nearest rival by a 3 to 1 margin.
In 2004, Sauvageau defeated Liberal Lévis Brien, winning 69.9 percent of the total votes, to win a third term in Repentigny. He first won in 1993 in Terrebonne.
Liberal Joseph Roland Comtois won in 1968, 1972 and 1974 in Terrebonne. In 1976, Comtois resigned to run in the Quebec election and lost. He came back and won the 1977 byelection caused by his resignation, then was re-elected in 1979 and 1980. In 1984 Progressive Conservative Robert Toupin won. He left the PC caucus to sit as an Independent in 1986, briefly joined the New Democratic Party caucus, then left the NDP to sit as an Independent in 1987. In 1988, PC Jean-Marc Robitaille won.
- 1867-96 inclusive - CON
- 1900, 1903 byelection, 1904 - LIB
- 1908-15 byelection inclusive - CON
- 1917-57 inclusive - LIB
- 1958 - PC
- 1962-80 inclusive - LIB
- 1984, 1988 - PC
- 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 - BQ
- 2006 byelection - BQ
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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