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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||224/224 polls|
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This largely rural riding lies in the southwest of Quebec, northwest of Montreal. It has Rivière-du-Nord as part of its southern boundary and contains the regional county municipality of La Rivière-du-Nord. The riding includes the communities of St-Jérôme, St-Hippolyte and Prévost.
Manufacturing is the main industry in this riding, followed by retail trade. Tourism and related industries are also important, due to numerous golf clubs and ski resorts in the area. The average family income is $66,752 and unemployment is 6.2 per cent.
In the 2006 census, 95 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue while just two per cent were English speakers. The total immigrant population is under three per cent.
The riding of Rivière-du-Nord was created in the 2004 redistribution from 55 per cent of Laurentides, seven per cent of Berthier-Montcalm and eight per cent of Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel.
Population: 101,576 (2006 census; an increase of 12.3% since 2001)
Monique Guay was only slightly less dominant in the 2006 election, but winning just under 60 per cent of the vote was enough. Guay, the Bloc Québécois incumbent in the riding, won her fifth term in office.
In 2004, Guay captured two-thirds of the vote to earn her fourth term, defeating Liberal Lorraine Auclair. Guay was first elected in Laurentides in 1993.
In Laurentides in 1988, PC Jacques Vien was elected.
- 2004, 2006 - BQ
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