Ahuntsic (electoral district)

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For the defunct provincial riding, see Ahuntsic (provincial electoral district).

Coordinates: 45°33′N 73°40′W / 45.55°N 73.67°W / 45.55; -73.67

Ahuntsic
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Ahuntsic.png
Ahuntsic in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Maria Mourani
Independent
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 100,840
Electors (2011) 73,391
Area (km²)[2] 18.16
Pop. density (per km²) 5,552.9
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal

Ahuntsic is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and since 1988. Its population in 2006 was 100,471.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the neighbourhoods of Ahuntsic and Bordeaux-Cartierville and the western part of the neighbourhood of Sault-au-Recollet in the Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

The neighbouring ridings are Papineau, Mount Royal, Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Laval, Alfred-Pellan, Bourassa, and Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel.

History[edit]

The electoral district of Ahuntsic was created in 1966 from Saint-Denis and Laval ridings. In 1976, it was abolished when it was redistributed into Saint-Michel riding.

In 1987, the new district of Ahuntsic was created from Saint-Michel—Ahuntsic and Saint-Denis.

From 1993 to 2008 Ahuntsic was usually a competitive seat between Bloc Québécois and the Liberals. However, in 2011 Bloc Québécois incumbent Maria Mourani narrowly won reelection against a New Democratic surge that swept through Montreal and Quebec in general. Ahuntsic was the sole seat retained by Bloc Québécois in the Montreal area and one of only four won by the party overall at the 2011 federal election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Ahuntsic
Riding created from Saint-Denis and Laval
28th  1968 − 1972     Jean-Léo Rochon Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974     Jeanne Sauvé Liberal
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding dissolved into Saint-Michel
Riding re-created from Saint-Michel—Ahuntsic and Saint-Denis
34th  1988 − 1993     Nicole Roy-Arcelin Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Michel Daviault Bloc Québécois
36th  1997 − 2000     Eleni Bakopanos Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008     Maria Mourani Bloc Québécois
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2013
 2013 − Present     Independent

Election results[edit]

1988 – present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Maria Mourani 14,908 31.80 -7.68
New Democratic Chantal Reeves 14,200 30.29 +21.32
Liberal Noushig Eloyan 13,087 27.91 -10.68
Conservative Constantin Kiryakidis 3,770 8.04 -2.32
Green Ted Kouretas 620 1.32 -1.25
Rhinoceros Jean-Olivier Berthiaume 299 0.64
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,884 100.00
Total rejected ballots 516 1.09 -
Turnout 47,400 64.98 -0.66
     Bloc Québécois hold Swing -14.50
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Maria Mourani 18,815 39.48 +0.57 $53,286
Liberal Eleni Bakopanos 18,392 38.59 +1.30 $51,887
Conservative Jean Précourt 4,937 10.36 -1.89 $56,496
New Democratic Alexandra Bélec 4,276 8.97% +1.07 $6,663
Green Lynette Tremblay 1,228 2.57% -1.10 $20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,648 100.00 $82,379
Total rejected ballots 523 1.09
Turnout 48,181 65.64
     Bloc Québécois hold Swing -0.40
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Maria Mourani 19,428 38.91 -2.34 $69,180
Liberal Eleni Bakopanos 18,594 37.24 -6.51 $64,168
Conservative Etienne Morin 6,089 12.25 +7.01 $16,100
New Democratic Caroline Desrosiers 3,948 7.90 +1.70 $4,702
Green Lynette Tremblay 1,836 3.67 +0.99 $411
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,895 100.00 $77,453
     Bloc Québécois gain from Liberal Swing -2.1
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Eleni Bakopanos 21,234 43.75 -10.13 $59,946
Bloc Québécois Maria Mourani 20,020 41.25 +9.02 $53,286
New Democratic Annick Bergeron 3,013 6.20 +4.33 $3,308
Conservative Jean E. Fortier 2,544 5.24 -3.85 $39,703
Green Lynette Tremblay 1,301 2.68 +0.57 $2,388
Marijuana F.X. de Longchamp 314 0.64
Marxist–Leninist Marsha Fine 102 0.21 -0.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,528 100.00 $77,288
     Liberal hold Swing -9.6

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eleni Bakopanos 28,643 53.89 +4.64
Bloc Québécois Fatima El Amraoui 17,132 32.23 +0.46
Progressive Conservative Jessica Chartrand 3,018 5.68 -10.51
Alliance Eugenia Romain 1,816 3.42
Green Mimi Ghosh 1,123 2.11
New Democratic Steve Moran 997 1.88 +0.09
Communist Antonio Artuso 262 0.49
Marxist–Leninist Vincent Dorais 159 0.30
Total valid votes 53,150 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eleni Bakopanos 28,971 49.25 +7.60
Bloc Québécois Pauline Charest 18,689 31.77 -12.55
Progressive Conservative Nicole Roy-Arcelin 9,520 16.18 +7.56
New Democratic Stephen Moran 1,051 1.79 +0.44
Natural Law Carmel Bernard 589 1.00 -0.50
Total valid votes 58,820 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Michel Daviault 22,275 44.33
Liberal Céline Hervieux-Payette 20,934 41.66 +0.56
Progressive Conservative Nicole Roy-Arcelin 4,332 8.62 -33.82
Natural Law Marc Lacroix 752 1.50
New Democratic René Samson 675 1.34 -9.66
Independent Haytoug Chamlian 567 1.13
Abolitionist Rolando Fusco 385 0.77
Commonwealth of Canada Christiane Deland-Gervais 332 0.66 +0.51
Total valid votes 50,252 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Nicole Roy-Arcelin 21,748 42.45 +27.56
Liberal Raymond Garneau 21,056 41.09 -26.39
New Democratic Vincent Guadagnano 5,638 11.00 +1.33
Green Michel Mike Lime Limoges 1,131 2.21
Rhinoceros Daniel Roumain I Muresan 1,042 2.03
Independent Christine Dandenault 343 0.67
Communist S. Dagenais 203 0.40 -0.06
Commonwealth of Canada Denis Tremblay 77 0.15
Total valid votes 51,238 100.00

1968–1979[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jeanne Sauvé 24,041 67.48 +13.23
Progressive Conservative Marcel Grenier 5,304 14.89 -1.15
New Democratic Emile Boudreau 3,448 9.68 -7.05
Social Credit Aldéï Lanthier 2,449 6.87 -4.27
Marxist–Leninist Francine Lavigne 223 0.63
Communist Beatrice F. Hough 161 0.45
Total valid votes 35,626 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jeanne Sauvé 21,741 54.25 -10.67
New Democratic Pierre de Bellefeuille 6,706 16.73 +2.78
Progressive Conservative Normand Duval 6,429 16.04 +2.56
Social Credit Aldéï Lanthier 4,467 11.15 +7.66
Independent Monique L'Hostie 734 1.83
Total valid votes 40,077 100.00

Note: Social Credit vote is compared to Ralliement créditiste vote in the 1968 election.

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean-L. Rochon 23,149 64.92
New Democratic Louis-Philippe Lecours 4,977 13.96
Progressive Conservative Claude Barriere 4,807 13.48
Independent Liberal Claude Patenaude 1,483 4.16
Ralliement créditiste Albert Paiement 1,243 3.49
Total valid votes 35,659 100.00

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