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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||235/235 polls|
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This riding in southern Quebec contains the former cities of Fleurimont and Sherbrooke and those parts of the former Bromptonville and Stoke that fall within the new city limits of Sherbrooke. The St-François River separates the east and west parts of the riding. The University of Sherbrooke and Bishop's University are in this riding.
This urban riding has many industries, including small- and medium-sized businesses and light to heavy manufacturing. With its five medical centres, including the Centre Hospitalier l'Universitaire de Sherbrooke, health and social service is another major source of employment. The average family income is $64,886 and unemployment is 7.5 per cent.
More than 91 per cent of the population listed French as their mother tongue in the 2006 census, while two per cent listed English. Immigrants make up 6.6 per cent of the population. More than 57 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rented.
The riding was established in 1867. In 2004, 96 per cent of Sherbrooke riding was retained and five per cent of Richmond-Arthabaska was added.
Population: 9101,681 (2006 census; an increase of 3.9% since 2001)
Bloc Québécois MP Serge Cardin won a fourth term in 2006.
In 2004, Cardin defeated Liberal Bruno-Marie Béchard by 13,841 votes. Cardin first won in a 1998 byelection by 220 votes.Liberal Irénée Pelletier was MP from 1972 to 1984. Progressive Conservative Jean Charest won in 1984, 1988, 1993 and 1997. He was appointed minister of state for youth in 1986 and minister of state for fitness and amateur sport in 1988. He was defeated for the PC leadership in 1993, then became deputy prime minister, minister of industry, science and technology and minister of consumer and corporate affairs. He was appointed leader of the PC party in 1993. Charest resigned in 1998 to become Quebec Liberal party leader. He is now the Quebec premier.
- 1867-1908 inclusive - CON
- 1911-57 inclusive - LIB
- 1958 - PC
- 1962, 1963 - SC
- 1965 - IND PC
- 1968-80 inclusive - LIB
- 1984, 1988, 1993, 1997 - PC
- 1998 byelection, 2000, 2004, 2006 - BQ
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