Results, Ridings and Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||223/223 polls|
|NDP||Simon Gnocchini Messier||6,323||
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This riding in southern Quebec contains parts of the regional county municipalities of La Haute-Yamaska, Rouville and Le Val-St-François. The city of Valcourt, the village of Lawrenceville, the township Valcourt and the municipalities of Bonsecours, Maricourt, Racine and Ste-Anne-de-la-Rochelle fall in the riding.
Manufacturing provides 30 per cent of employment, followed by retail trade and the service sector. The average family income is $65,051, with an unemployment rate of 4.7 per cent.
Over 94 per cent of the population cited French as their mother tongue in the 2006 census, while three per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is about three per cent.
The riding was established in 1867. The 1996 redistribution kept 87 per cent of the riding and added eight per cent of Richmond-Wolfe.
Population: 100,000 (2006 census; an increase of 5.3% since 2001)
Bloc Québécois incumbent Robert Vincent won a second term in 2006, beating Conservative Jean Lambert and Liberal Diane St-Jacques, who were separated by only 715 votes.
The Bloc won this riding in 2004, when Vincent defeated St-Jacques by 3,243 votes. In 2000, St-Jacques defeated BQ candidate Michel Benoît by 891 votes. In 1997, she had won in this riding as a Progressive Conservative. She left the PC caucus and joined the Liberals in 2000.
Gilbert Rondeau won five elections in this riding in the 1960s and 1970s, first for Social Credit, then for Ralliement des Créditistes. In 1977, he was found guilty of tax evasion, conspiracy and defrauding the unemployment insurance system. The Social Credit party revoked his membership and he ran as an Independent in 1979, losing that election to
Liberal Jean Lapierre.Lapierre won the following four elections, but quit the Liberals in 1990 after Jean Chrétien won the leadership. He was a founding member of the BQ in 1990 and resigned in 1992. He was elected in Outremont in 2004. In 1993, Jean Leroux of the BQ was elected in Shefford, but he lost to St-Jacques in 1997.
- 1867-1878 - LIB
- 1882 - IND LIB
- 1887 - CON
- 1891-1926 - LIB
- 1930 - CON
- 1935-58 - LIB
- 1962, 1963 - SC
- 1965 - LIB
- 1968 - R des C/ 1972-94 - SC
- 1979-1988 - LIB
- 1993 - BQ
- 1997 - PC
- 2000 - LIB
- 2004, 2006 - BQ
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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