Results, Ridings & Candidates
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||172/172 polls|
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Riding profile: This Laurentians riding stretches from just west of Montreal to the Quebec-Ontario border. Argenteuil contains the following municipalities: Arundel, Barkmere, Brownsburg-Chatham, Gore, Grenville, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Harrington, Lac-des-Seize-Îles, Lachute, Mille-Isles, Montcalm, Morin Heights, St-Adolphe-d'Howard, St-André-d'Argenteuil, St-Colomban, Wentworth and Wentworth North.
Riding history: Argentuil was created in 1853. There were no changes made in the redistribution before 1994 election.
In 2001 redistribution: Kept 65 per cent of riding; 34 per cent moved to new Mirabel riding; one per cent to Labelle. Lost to new Mirabel riding, from eastern part of the riding, the city of Mirabel (18,202 electors). Lost to Labelle riding, from northwest corner of riding, Hurberdeau poll (666 electors).
Since 1979 - LIB
1995 sovereignty referendum: No - 50.31 per cent; Yes - 49.69 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 16.6 per cent French: 81.3 per cent Other: 2.1 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Byelection on April 30, 1979
Liberal Claude Ryan was elected in a byelection on April 30, 1979 (Ryan had been elected leader of the Quebec Liberals on April 15,1978).
Liberal Ryan defeated Parti Québécois's Maurice Dumas by 4,996 votes. Ryan resigned as leader of Quebec Liberals on Aug. 10, 1982.
Liberal Ryan defeated Parti Québécois's Daniel Mayer by 9,476 votes. Appointed minister of education, higher education and science, December 1985; Minister responsible for administration of French language charter, March 1989.
Liberal Ryan defeated Parti Québécois's Alain Gerard by 5,098 votes. Appointed minister of education, higher education and science, minister responsible for administration of French language charter, October 1989; minister of municipal affairs and public security, October 1990, and minister of municipal affairs, Jan. 11, 1994.
Liberal Regent Beaudet defeated Parti Québécois's Andre Riendeau. Announced his resignation, for personal reasons, in December 1997.
Byelection on June 1, 1998
Liberal David Whissell defeated Parti Québécois's Denise Beaudoin.
Liberal Whissell defeated Parti Québécois's Beaudoin by 148 votes.
Liberal Whissell defeated Parti Québécois's Georges Lapointe.
Liberal Whissell defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Georges Lapointe. Appointed labour minister.
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