TOPIC: QUEBEC RIDING PROFILES
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.
Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
A sprawling riding with many seasonal workers, employment insurance, job creation and transportation are major electoral issues.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Laurier—Sainte-Marie
BQ leader Gilles Duceppe will have to face off against the NDP's Hélène Laverdière again. in the riding of Laurier–Sainte-Marie.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Lac Saint-Louis
Lac Saint-Louis is a federal riding that has never been any other colour but red. But it was a tight three-way race the last time voters went to the polls.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Bourassa
The former riding of former MP turned Montreal mayor, Denis Coderre, Bourassa has been Liberal since Coderre first secured it for the party in 1997.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Ahuntsic-Cartierville
This new riding, combining territory now held by the NDP and the Liberals, will be battleground for longtime MP Maria Mouriani, now running under the NDP banner, and Liberal star candidate, Mélanie Joly.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount
The NDP have been closing in on this Liberal stronghold in the last two elections. Is 2015 the year this riding turns from red to orange?
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Papineau
The various incarnations of this central Montreal riding, currently held by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, have been red for decades. But the Bloc Québécois managed to wrestle it away from a cabinet minister less than a decade ago.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Pierrefonds-Dollard
Pierrefonds-Dollard was one of many Quebec ridings that had its red roots washed away by the Orange Wave in 2011.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Outremont
This riding in the centre of Montreal is one of three in the city that is the home riding to the leader of one of the major political parties.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Not loyal to one party, voters in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie have elected Progressive Conservative, Liberal, Bloc Québécois and NDP MPs over the riding's nearly 40-year history.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs
This rejigged riding in the southern portion of Montreal includes the downtown business core, Concordia University, McGill University, Old Montreal and Mount Royal Park, as well as St-Henri, Pointe-Saint-Charles and the most affluent area of Nun's Island.
Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Sherbrooke
Last time around, the voters in Sherbrooke put their faith in a newcomer whose win surprised even the most savvy political pundits. While the riding's voters haven't been loyal to a particular party, they've kept MPs in office for multiple terms since the 1970s.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Saint-Laurent
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.
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.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Hochelaga
Hochelaga was a secure Bloc Québécois seat until the Orange Wave of 2011.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Saint-Léonard–Saint-Michel
A Liberal stronghold, Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel has been solidly red since 1976.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Honoré-Mercier
Honoré-Mercier was another riding caught up in the NDP's victorious sweep of Quebec in 2011, although the incumbent Liberal candidate wasn't far behind. This time around, both the sitting NDP MP and the Liberal stalwart she ousted are on the ballot.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: LaSalle-Émard-Verdun
Once the riding of former prime minister Paul Martin, this territory - now known as LaSalle-Émard-Verdun - has been far from a lock for the Liberals over its nearly 50-year history.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: La Pointe-de-l'Île
La Pointe-de-l'Île was long held by the Bloc Québécois, but voters in the riding turned their backs on the sovereignist party in 2011, opting to elect their first-ever NDP MP.
Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Longueuil-Saint-Hubert
The modern history of this riding was dominated by the Bloc Québécois until 2011, when the NDP swept both ridings that now comprise Longueuil-Saint-Hubert.
Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Louis-St-Laurent
One of the few urban Quebec ridings where Conservatives have been elected in recent history, the Quebec City riding of Louis-St-Laurent also saw the Orange Wave wash away its incumbent in 2011.
Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Mount Royal
The incumbent-less longtime Liberal stronghold will be the stage of the battle of the municipal mayors this federal election as the Conservative former mayor of Côte Saint-Luc takes on the Liberal current mayor.