Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||183/184 polls|
All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Quebec.View these results in the interactive map »
|Badiona Bazin||Parti québécois|
|Ruba Ghazal||Québec solidaire|
|Michel Lemay||Green Party of Québec|
|Peter Macrisopoulos||Parti marxiste-léniniste du Québec|
|Olivier Manceau||Action démocratique du Québec|
|Michel Prairie||Indépendant ou indépendante|
|Gerry Sklavounos||Quebec Liberal Party|
Riding profile: Laurier-Dorion is located in central Montreal and contains the part of the city bounded by: Metropolitan Highway (40), Papineau Avenue, Jean-Talon East, Jean-Talon West, the CP railway line and the boundary of the city of Montreal with the town of Outremont and Town of Mount-Royal.
Riding history: The riding was created in 1992 from Laurier (24,365 electors) and Dorion (19,248 electors).
Political history: Laurier: 1966-1989 inclusive - LIB
Dorion: 1966 - LIB 1969 byelection - Union Nationale 1970, 1973 - LIB 1976, 1981 - PQ 1985, 1989 - LIB
Laurier-Dorion 1994, 1998, 2003 - LIB 2004 byelection - PQ 2007 - LIB
1995 sovereignty referendum: No - 62.78 per cent; Yes - 37.22 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 5.8 per cent French: 42.9 per cent Other: 51.2 per cent (9.85 per cent Greek; 4.76 per cent Spanish; 4.41 per cent Punjabi; 3.74 per cent Italian; 3.14 per cent Portuguese) Source: Statistics Canada 2001 censusLaurier
Then Liberal René Lévesque, who had been elected in Montreal-Laurier in 1960 and 1962, defeated Union Nationale's Jacques Desjardins by 6,754 votes. He was appointed minister of public works and minister of hydraulic resources, July 1960; minister of natural resources, 1961-65; minister of family and social welfare, 1965 to June 16, 1966. Quit caucus, sat as an Independent after Oct. 14, 1967; founder of sovereignty movement association, Nov. 19, 1967. Became leader of the Parti Québécois on Oct. 14, 1968.
1970, 1973 and 1976
Liberal André Marchand defeated now Parti Québécois Lévesque. Marchand was re-elected in 1973 and 1976.
1981, 1985 and 1989
Liberal Christos Sirros defeated Parti Québécois's Nadia Assimopoulos. Sirros was re-elected in 1985 and 1989. He was made minister responsible for health and social services, October 1989; minister responsible for native affairs, October 1990; minister of natural resources, January to September 1994.
Liberal Alfred Bossé won in 1970 and 1973.
Parti Québécois's Lise Payette defeated Bossé. She was appointed minister of consumers, co-operatives and financial institutions in November 1976; minister of state responsible for status of women, Sept. 21, 1979; minister of state for social development, November 1980 to April 1981. She is perhaps best known for her "Yvette" remarks regarding female "No" supporters during the 1980 referendum.
Parti Québécois's Huguette Lachapelle defeated Liberal Henri-François Gautrin.
Liberal Violette Trépanier defeated Lachapelle. She was appointed minister responsible for cultural communities, March 1989.
Liberal Trépanier defeated Parti Québécois's Joseph Facal. She was appointed minister responsible for status of women and minister responsible for family, October 1989; minister of income security, January to September 1994.
Liberal Christos Sirros defeated Parti Québécois's Benoit Henry.
Sirros defeated Parti Québécois's Robert Loranger.
Sirros defeated Parti Québécois's Tomas Arbieto. Sirros served as vice-president, or deputy speaker, of the national assembly from June 2003 to June 2004, when he resigned his seat and accepted a position as ambassador in Brussels.
September 2004 byelection
Parti Québécois's Elise Lefebvre defeated Liberal Voula Neofotistos by 483 votes.
Liberal Gerry Sklavounos defeated Lefebvre.
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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