Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||228/228 polls|
|ADQ||Monique Roy Verville||5,162||
All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Quebec.View these results in the interactive map »
|Chouinard, Normand||Parti Marxiste-Léniniste du Québec|
|Maire, Danielle||Québec Solidaire|
|Mc Neil, Martin||Indépendant|
|Rebello, François||Parti Québécois|
|Roy Verville, Monique||Action Démocratique du Québec|
|Savard, Marc||Quebec Liberal Party|
Riding profile: La Prairie is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Montreal Island. The riding contains the following municipalities: Candiac, Delson, La Prairie, Saint-Constant, Saint-Mathieu and Saint-Philippe.
Riding history: A previous riding of Laprairie existed from 1830 to 1919. The riding was re-established from Napierville-Laprairie before 1973 election.
In the re-distribution before the 1989 election, the riding kept 48.42 per cent of La Prairie and added 35.45 per cent of Châteauguay.
In the 2001 redistribution, the city of Sainte-Catherine, from the western part of the riding, moved to Châteauguay (10,817 electors).
Political history: 1973 - LIB 1976 - PQ 1981, 1985 - LIB 1989, 1994, 1997 by-election, 1998 - PQ 2003 - LIB 2007 - ADQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 60.05 per cent; No - 39.95 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 5.9 per cent French: 90.2 per cent Other: 3.7 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Paul Berthiaume, elected in Napierville-Laprairie in 1970, ran and won in this new riding. He was minister of state for transport as of November 1973; minister of state for finance, as of July 1975.
Parti Québécois's Gilles Michaud defeated Liberal Berthiaume by 647 votes.
Liberal Jean-Pierre Saintonge defeated Michaud by 328 votes.
Liberal Saintonge defeated Parti Québécois's Estelle Lafontaine. He was appointed vice-president, or deputy speaker, of the national assembly in December 1985. Ran in La Pinière in 1989.
Parti Québécois's Denis Lazure defeated Liberal Yvon Pommainville by 790 votes. (Lazure won in Chambly in 1976; in Bertrand in 1981; resigned in 1984. Was minister of social affairs and minister of citizens relations.)
Parti Québécois's Lazure defeated Liberal Fernande Lussier. Lazure resigned in January 1996 and accepted a position as head of the Handicapped Persons' Office.
Feb. 14, 1996 byelection
Parti Québécois's Monique Simard defeated Liberal Bertrand Légaré. On Sept. 29, 1997, Simard was found guilty of voting illegally in the 1995 Montreal municipal election because she had not lived there for a year. Fined the minimum penalty of $100 on Oct. 31, 1997. Announced April 5, 1998, she would resign from the National Assembly May 1, 1998, and not run again.
Parti Québécois's Serge Geoffrion defeated Liberal Lyne Rowley.
Liberal Jean Dubuc defeated Gioffrion by 926 votes.
Action Démocratique du Québec's Monique Roy Verville defeated Parti Québécois's François Rebello.
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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