Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Saint-Laurent
Popular Liberal Stéphane Dion MP stayed afloat during the NDP's Orange Wave in 2011
This riding has been Liberal red since it was created in 1986. It's also the home riding of longtime MP and former leader of the Liberal Party, Stéphane Dion.
Dion, who has represented the riding since 1996, staved off the Orange Wave that washed away many of his Liberal colleagues in 2011, beating his closest opponent by more than 5,700 votes.
In the 2013 redistribution, the riding's boundaries changed. Ten per cent of its territory in the northwestern part of the riding was moved to Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
The Saint-Laurent riding is highly industrial and includes part of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Bombardier's Canadair division and CAE Electronics. It is also home to a significant proportion of new Canadians.
In 2011, the immigrant population was 45.4 per cent, according to the National Household Survey.
- Liberal since the riding was established in 1986 as Saint-Laurent.
Population: 93,840 (2011 Census)
Mother tongue: English (15.6 per cent), French (29.7 per cent), non-official languages (54.7 per cent; largest linguistic groups are Arabic, Chinese, Greek and Spanish)
Average household income: $80,672 (2011 National Household Survey)
Results last election (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville)
Bloc Québécois 2,981
- Pascal-Olivier Dumas-Dubreuil, Bloc Québécois
- Jimmy Yu, Conservative Party of Canada
- John Tromp, Green Party of Canada
- Stéphane Dion, Liberal Party of Canada
- Fernand Deschamps, Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
- Alain Ackad, New Democratic Party