Results, Ridings & Candidates
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||172/172 polls|
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Riding profile: Mercier riding contains that part of central Montreal bounded by: the CP railway line, Rachel Street East, Rachel Street West, L'Esplanade Avenue and Fairmount Avenue West.
Riding history: The riding was created in 1965 from Montreal-Mercier.
In the 1992 redistribution, it lost area to Outremont and gained, in the west, parts of St-Louis and Ste-Marie-St-Jacques.
Political history: 1966, 1970, 1973 - LIB 1976-1998 inclusive - PQ 2001 byelection - LIB 2003 - PQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 62.77 per cent; No - 37.23 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 7.5 per cent French: 78.9 per cent Other: 13.7 per cent (three per cent Portuguese; three per cent Spanish) Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Robert Bourassa won here in 1966, 1970 and 1973. Bourassa was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec, Jan. 17, 1970. He was sworn in as premier and minister of finance, May 12, 1970; minister of intergovernmental affairs, February 1971 to February 1972 and October to November 1976.
Parti Québécois's Gérald Godin defeated Bourassa by 3,736 votes. He was appointed minister of immigration in November 1980.
Godin defeated Liberal Yves Beriault by 3,919 votes. He served as minister of cultural communities and immigration; minister of state for cultural and scientific development; minister responsible for application of the French language charter; minister responsible for linguistic affairs; minister of cultural affairs. Godin was re-elected in 1985 and 1989.
Parti Québécois's Robert Perreault defeated Liberal Alda Viero by 8,044 votes. Appointed minister of public security, Jan. 29, 1996; minister of state for the Montreal region, Aug. 25, 1997.
Perreault defeated Liberal Elizabeth Da Silva by 8,547 votes. He was minister of citizenship and immigration, Dec. 15, 1998 to Oct. 6, 2000 — the date he resigned as minister and MNA after having announced on Sept. 28, 2000, that he was leaving politics for personal reasons. He said he had entered politics to help Quebec achieve sovereignty and with no referendum on the horizon, it was time to move on. The PQ had problems with its potential candidates for the byelection. Former Gouin MNA Yves Michaud planned to run but was soon caught up in a scandal over comments made regarding the Jewish community. Claudel Toussaint replaced Michaud as the PQ candidate, but information was then released that Toussaint had been accused of conjugal violence a year earlier (the charges were withdrawn).
April 9, 2001 byelection
Liberal Nathalie Rochefort defeated Toussaint by 1,038 votes.
Parti Québécois's Daniel Turp defeated Liberal Rochefort by 4,920 votes.
Turp defeated Québec Solidaire candidate Amir Khadir.
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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