Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle
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.
- Canada Votes 2015
- Spotlight on ridings in Quebec
- Elections Canada voter information: Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle
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.
- 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.
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
Bloc Québécois 6,147
Bloc Québécois 4,003
- Jean-Frédéric Vaudry, Bloc Québécois
- Daniela Chivu, Conservative Party of Canada
- Vincent J. Carbonneau, Green Party of Canada
- Soulèye Ndiaye, Independent
- Anju Dhillon, Liberal Party of Canada
- Isabelle Morin, New Democratic Party