Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||227/227 polls|
All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Quebec.View these results in the interactive map »
|Breton, Michel||Parti Québécois|
|Hamel, Louis||Green Party of Québec|
|Harvey, Pierre||Action Démocratique du Québec|
|Reid, Pierre||Quebec Liberal Party|
|Tremblay, Patricia||Québec Solidaire|
Riding profile: Orford is located in the Eastern Townships and borders the state of Vermont. The riding consists of the following municipalities: Ayer's Cliff, Barnston-Ouest, Hatley, Magog, North Hatley, Ogden, Omerville, Orford, Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, Stanstead and Stanstead-East. It also contains a portion of the city of Sherbrooke.
Riding history: The riding was created in 1972 from the Stanstead riding and parts of Shefford and Sherbrooke ridings. Minor changes in the 1988 and 1992 redistributions.
In the 2001 redistribution, nine per cent of the riding moved to Saint-François, two per cent to Sherbrooke and one per cent to Johnson. It also gained one per cent of Saint-François and 0.01 per cent of Sherbrooke. It lost a portion of Coaticook in the southeast part of the riding (6,096 electors) to Saint-François. In the northeast, it lost part of Ascot and part of Rock Forest (1,340 electors) to Sherbrooke. It lost parts of Saint-Élie-d'Orford (67 electors) to Johnson.
Gained Hatley from Saint-François (582 electors) and a small area with five electors from Sherbrooke.
Political history: Since 1973 - LIB
1995 sovereignty referendum: No - 52.69 per cent; Yes - 47.31 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 11.0 per cent French: 88.0 per cent Other: 1.0 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Georges Vaillancourt won in this new riding. He was minister of state for municipal affairs, 1973-75; minister of state for agriculture, July 1975 to November 1976. Vaillancourt was re-elected in 1976, 1981 and 1985.
Liberal Robert Benoît defeated Parti Québécois's Henri Bourassa by 7,635 votes.
Benoît defeated Parti Québécois's Ginette Therrien by 3,787 votes.
Benoît defeated Parti Québécois's Olivier Désilets by 4,916 votes. Benoît announced on Feb. 27, 2003, he would not be running again.
Liberal Pierre Reid defeated Parti Québécois's Yvan Bélair by 6,247 votes.
Reid defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Steve Bourassa.
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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