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Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Brossard–Saint-Lambert

If the riding of Brossard–Saint-Lambert had existed in the last 2011 federal election, it would have been swept up in the orange wave, with the NDP eking out a win over the Liberal Party by fewer than 2,000 votes.

Redistributed riding on Montreal's South Shore would have been swept in orange wave if it existed in 2011

The riding of Brossard-Saint-Lambert was created in 2013, and who constituents will elect Oct. 19 is anyone's guess. (CBC)

If the riding of Brossard–Saint-Lambert had existed in the last 2011 federal election, it would have been swept up in the orange wave, with the NDP eking out a win over the Liberal Party by fewer than 2,000 votes.

The riding on Montreal's South Shore was created in 2013. It includes half of the old federal riding of Saint-Lambert and about half of the former federal riding of Brossard-La Prairie.

Political history of former ridings:

In the former Saint-Lambert riding, the Liberals took the seat in 1997 and 2000, but were defeated by the Bloq Québécois in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Constituents had a change of heart in 2011, voting in the NDP by a margin of 7,000 votes.

The seat in the old riding of Brossard-La Prairie switched colours often.

It was Liberal from 1968 to 1984, then turned Tory in 1984 and 1988. In 1993, the seat went BQ by fewer than 500 votes. It went back to the Liberals in 1997 to 2006. Finally, in the last ten years, the riding has been represented by the BQ, the Liberals and most recently the NDP.

Riding snapshot

Population: 99,540

Mother tongue: French (77 per cent), English (12 per cent),  non-official languages (9 per cent)

Average household income: $45,448 (2011 National Household Survey)

Redistributed results last election

  • NDP: 18,031
  • Liberal: 16,045
  • Bloc Québécois: 7,812
  • Conservative: 6,282
  • Green: 740
  • Others: 76

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