Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||191/191 polls|
All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Quebec.View these results in the interactive map »
|Alexan, Nadia||Québec Solidaire|
|Chagnon, Jacques||Quebec Liberal Party|
|Daoust, Patrick||Green Party of Québec|
|Johnson-Meneghini, Daniella||Parti Québécois|
|Léonidas Priftakis||Action Démocratique du Québec|
Riding profile: Westmount St-Louis is located in southeastern Montreal and contains the part of the city bounded by Côte-des-Neiges Road, Remembrance Road, Camillien-Houde Trail, Mont-Royal Avenue West, Esplanade Avenue, Rachel Street West, St-Laurent Boulevard, René-Lévesque Boulevard East, Sanguinet Street and its extension, St-Antoine Street East, St-Antoine Street West and the boundary of Westmount and Montreal.
Riding history: Riding was created in 1992 redistribution from parts of Westmount, St-Louis and Ste-Anne ridings.
In the 2001 redistribution, Westmount-St-Louis lost to St-Henri-Sainte-Anne in the south the part of Montreal bounded by St-Antoine Street West, McGill Street, Commune Street West, Bonaventure Highway, Lachine Canal and Atwater Avenue (7,811 electors).
Political history: Westmount 1970-1985 inclusive - LIB 1989 - Equality Party
Saint-Louis 1939-1989 - LIB
Westmount-Saint Louis Since 1994 - LIB
1995 sovereignty referendum: No - 84.77 per cent; Yes - 15.23 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 40.3 per cent French: 26.3 per cent Other: 33 per cent (6.7 per cent Chinese; 6.6 per cent Arabic) Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Harry Blank represented this riding for seven consecutive terms (winning in 1960, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1976 and 1981). In 1985, Liberal leader Robert Bourassa refused to nominate Blank and he ran as an Independent, finishing third.
Liberal Jacques Chagnon won in 1985 and 1989. Served a minister of education, minister responsible for Administration of Professional Laws, minister responsible for Administration of French Language Charter and minister responsible for the Quebec Tourism and Hotel Industry Institute Jan. 11 to Sept. 26, 1994.
Liberal Kevin Drummond won in 1970, 1973. Minister of Lands and Forests, May 12, 1970 to July 30, 1975; minister of Agriculture, July 30, 1975 to Nov. 26, 1976.
Liberal George Springate defeated Union Nationale's Harold Fairhead. (Won in Ste-Anne in 1970 and 1973.)
Liberal Richard French won in 1981 and 1985. Served as minister of Communications, Dec. 12, 1985 to Dec. 21, 1988; minister responsible for Technology in June 23 to July 6, 1988; minister of Supply and Services, Oct. 12 to Dec. 21, 1988. Resigned portfolio Dec. 21, 1988 over Bill 178.
Equality Party's Richard Holden defeated Liberal William Cosgrove by 513 votes.
Liberal Jacques Chagnon, incumbent from St-Louis, defeated Parti Québécois's François Dagenais by 22,100 votes.
Chagnon defeated Parti Québécois's Christian Armour by 21,635 votes.
Chagnon defeated Parti Québécois's Denis Laroche by 15,843 votes.
Chagnon defeated Green Party candidate Patrick Daoust by 11,037 votes.
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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