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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||219/219 polls|
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This riding is on the eastern shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montreal. The riding contains the former cities of Greenfield Park, LeMoyne and St-Lambert and part of the former city of Longueuil, lying southwest of Chemin de Chambly, Boulevard Curé-Poirier West, Rue Notre-Dame-de-Grâces and Rue de Châteauguay.
There is a mixed economic base in this riding, with major employers being retail trade, health and social services, and manufacturing. Almost 23 per cent of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree. The average family income is $74,377 and unemployment is 7.4 per cent.
According to the 2006 census, about 74 per cent of the riding's population has French as a mother tongue while 12 per cent list English. The total immigrant population is almost 15 per cent.
There are more rented than owned dwellings, 55 per cent compared to 45 per cent.
In 2004, nine per cent of Longueuil was added in the northwest. The riding of St-Lambert was created in the 1996 redistribution from 35 per cent of Longueuil, 27 per cent of St-Hubert and 19 per cent of La Prairie.
Population: 94,541 (2006 census; an increase of 1.7% since 2001)
The Bloc Québécois's Maka Kotto won re-election in 2006, beating Liberal runner-up Jean-Jacques Hermans by more than 1,200 votes.
In 2004, Kotto defeated Liberal incumbent Yolande Thibeault by 5,370 votes. Thibeault was first elected in 1997.
Longueuil riding was Progressive Conservative in 1958 and 1962 and Liberal from 1963 to 1984. PC Nic Leblanc won in 1984 and 1988. He resigned from the PC caucus in 1990, after Meech Lake failed, and joined the Bloc Québécois. In 1993, running for the BQ, Leblanc defeated Liberal Guy Chartrand by 24,640 votes.
St-Hubert elected PC Pierrette Venne in 1988. She also resigned from the PC caucus in 1991 and joined the BQ. In 1993, Venne won in St-Hubert for the BQ.
- 1997, 2000 - LIB
- 2004, 2006 - BQ
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