Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle

Before 2011, the Liberal Party held this riding for nearly 50 years. However, like many of its neighbouring ridings, Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle went to the NDP in the Orange Wave that washed over much of Quebec.

Can the NDP hold on to this one-time Liberal certainty?

Before 2011, the Liberal Party held this riding for nearly 50 years.

However, like many of its neighbouring ridings, Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle went to the NDP in the Orange Wave that washed over much of Quebec. 

Located in the south-central part of Montreal Island, this redistributed riding includes the cities of Dorval and L'Île Dorval, as well as the borough of Lachine and part of the borough of LaSalle.

In its former incarnation, the riding was held for more than three decades by Liberal MP Warren Allmand, who served as solicitor general and as minister of Indian Affairs as well as consumer and corporate affairs during his tenure. 

The Liberals held on to the seat for another decade after Allmand's departure, before a virtual unknown won the riding in 2011 — 26-year-old French teacher Isabelle Morin.

Morin is trying to hold on to her seat in this election against challengers Anju Dhillon, a lawyer running for the Liberals, Jean-Frédéric Vaudry, a young political organizer running for the Bloc Québécois, businesswoman Daniela Chivu running for the Conservatives and Soulèye Ndiaye, a public administrator running as an independent candidate. 

Riding History

  • Various incarnations of this riding have been held by Liberals, Conservatives and the NDP since 1949.
  • In the 2013 redistribution, the name was changed to Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle. The northeastern part of the older riding was ceded to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount, and the far eastern boundary was extended to add LaSalle, formerly part of LaSalle—Émard.

Riding snapshot

Population: 107,060 (2013 Census) 

Mother tongue: French (42.8 per cent), English (29.4 per cent),  non-official languages (27.8 per cent; largest linguistic groups are Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Punjabi)

Average household income: $73,400 (2011 National Household Survey)

Results last election

LaSalle - Émard

NDP  17,691
Liberal 11,162
Bloc Québécois  6,147
Conservative 5,526
Green  945
Marxist–Leninist 288
Rhinoceros  208


NDP 17,943
Liberal 14,407 
Conservative 6,615
Bloc Québécois 4,003
Green 1,914
Independent 207 
Marxist–Leninist 131

Candidates 2015

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