Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Lac Saint-Louis
Liberal stronghold on Montreal’s West Island up for grabs as NDP rides high in the polls
Lac Saint-Louis is a federal riding that has never been any other colour but red.
Three years later, support for the Liberals rose in the West Island riding to 74 per cent.
The last time voters went to the polls in 2011, it was a very tight three-way race.
Scarpaleggia is seeking re-election in the riding, which includes the municipalities of Beaconsfield, Pointe-Claire, Baie-d'Urfé, Kirkland, Senneville and Sainte-Anne de Bellevue. It also includes parts of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
He's been the riding's MP since 2004 and is the chair of the National Liberal Caucus.
Ryan Young, the NDP's candidate who won his three-way race nomination, is a two-term city councillor in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
Eric Girard, treasurer of the National Bank of Canada and an economist who studied at McGill and UQAM, is standing for the Conservatives.
- Established in 1996.
- Liberal since 1997.
Population: 108,759 (2011 Census)
Mother tongue: English (47.7 per cent), French (25.7 per cent), non-official languages (26.6 per cent, largest linguistic groups are Spanish, German, Chinese, Arabic)
Average household income: $123,324 (2011 National Household Survey)
Results last election
Green Party: 2,319
Bloc Québécois: 1,693
- Gabriel Bernier, Bloc Québécois
- Eric Girard, Conservative Party of Canada
- Bradford Dean, Green Party of Canada
- Francis Scarpaleggia, Liberal Party of Canada
- Ryan Young, New Democratic Party