Results, Ridings & Candidates
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||260/260 polls|
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Riding profile: Masson is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, just off Montreal Island. The riding contains the towns of Charlemagne, Le Gardeur and Mascouche. It also contains the La Plaine portion of the city of Terrebonne.
Riding history: The riding was created in 1988 from 26.43 per cent of L'Assomption and 53.62 per cent of Terrebonne.
In the 1992 redistribution, it lost L'Epiphanie to Rousseau and Lachenaie to Terrebonne and in 2001, it lost an area from the southeast corner with only two electors to Terrebonne.
Political history: Terrebonne 1970, 1973 - LIB 1981, 1985 - PQ
Masson 1989, 1994, 1998, 2003 - PQ 2007 - ADQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 71.02 per cent; No - 28.98 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 2.0 per cent French: 96.8 per cent Other: 1.2 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
1970 and 1973
Liberal Denis Hardy defeated Parti Québécois's Guy Mercier.
Parti Québécois's Élie Fallu defeated Liberal Hardy by 7,899 votes.
Parti Québécois's Yves Blais defeated Liberal candidates in 1981 and 1985
Parti Québécois's Blais, incumbent from Terrebonne, defeated Liberal Micheline Croteau-René
Blais defeated Liberal Alain Leclerc by 14,490 votes.
Parti Québécois's Gilles Labbé defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Éric Parent by 12,615 votes. Labbé opted not to run again in 2003.
Parti Québécois's Luc Thériault defeated Liberal Richard Marcotte by 12,615 votes.
Action Démocratique du Québec's Ginette Grandmont defeated Thériault.
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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