Results, Ridings and Candidates
Saint-Laurent - Cartierville
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||203/203 polls|
Unofficial results were updated at the time shown following judicial recounts in six ridings. For more recent results, visit Elections Canada. The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.View these results in the interactive map »
This riding is at the west end of Montreal on the south shore of Rivière-des-Prairies. Most of the riding is made up of the former city of St-Laurent. The riding is bounded by Autoroute des Laurentides in the north, Autoroute Métropolitaine, Boulevard Cavendish, the CN line, Highway 13 and Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu in the east, the limits of the former city of St-Laurent and the boundary between Montreal and Pierrefonds in the south and Rivière-des Prairies in the west.
The riding is highly industrialized and is home to part of Pierre Trudeau Airport, Bombardier's Canadair division and CAE Electronics. The main industry is manufacturing, followed by retail trade and health and social services. About 30 per cent of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree. The average family income is $71,038 and unemployment is 10.3 per cent.
According to the 2006 census, the immigrant population is 49.9 per cent. Lebanese, Chinese, Jewish, Italian and Greek communities contribute to the ethnic makeup of the riding.
Thirty per cent of residents have French as their mother tongue and 14 per cent listed English. Fifty-one per cent listed a language other than French or English, with Arabic leading this category at 13 per cent. Rentals outnumber homeowners in the riding 57 to 43 per cent.
In the 1986 redistribution, the riding of St-Laurent was created from 51 per cent of Dollard, 22 per cent of Laval-des-Rapides and 12 per cent of St-Denis. The riding name was changed to St-Laurent-Cartierville in 1989.
Population: 109,015 (2006 census; an increase of 8.2% since 2001)
Liberal Stéphane Dion retained his hold on this riding in 2006, capturing nearly 60 per cent of the vote. In 2004, Dion captured more than two-thirds of the vote to defeat eight other candidates, including William Fayad of the Bloc Québécois.
Dion has been MP since a 1996 byelection. He was appointed president of the Privy Council and minister of federal-provincial relations in 1996. He was reappointed to those posts until 2003. From 2001 to 2003, Dion was the co-ordinator of issues related to official languages. Then prime minister Paul Martin made him minister of the environment in 2004. In December 2006, Dion won the federal Liberal leadership.
In 1988 in St-Laurent, Liberal Shirley Maheu was elected, serving a second term in the renamed St-Laurent-Cartierville. She resigned and was appointed to the Senate in 1996.
- Since 1988 - LIB
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
Choose a format to view results for all ridings and parties:
Unofficial results were updated at the time shown following judicial recounts in six ridings. For more recent results, visit Elections Canada. The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.
My Riding & Riding Talk
Get the latest voting results for your riding. Have your say about what's important in your own riding. Read profiles about your candidates, get riding-related information and join the debate.
Montreal Headlines »
- new NDP MP Tyrone Benskin 'truly sorry' for not paying taxes
- NDP MP Tyrone Benskin admits he didn't pay his taxes, apologizes and promises to pay back everything he owes but has lost his deputy critic duties as a result of the news.
- Qatar drops bid to move UN aviation agency from Montreal
- Qatar has withdrawn its bid to bring the International Civil Aviation Organization's headquarters to Doha from Montreal, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announces on Twitter.
- Relaunch of Highway 19 extension to be announced today
- Quebec's provincial government is reportedly going ahead with the long-awaited extension of Highway 19, north of Montreal.
- Philanthropist, father of Browns Shoes, dies at 85
- Montrealers are mourning the death of well-known businessman and community member Morton Brownstein.
- CBC's Top Tweets: Your thoughts on graffiti tagging
- CBC asked members of the twitterverse to discuss the scrawl on the city's walls.