Beauharnois—Salaberry

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Beauharnois—Salaberry
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Beauharnois—Salaberry.gif
Beauharnois—Salaberry in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Anne Minh-Thu Quach
New Democratic
District created 1947
First contested 1949
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 109,381
Electors (2011) 86,431
Area (km²)[2] 2,447.99
Pop. density (per km²) 44.7
Census divisions Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM, Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM, Les Jardins-de-Napierville RCM
Census subdivisions Beauharnois, Hinchinbrooke, Huntingdon, Napierville, Ormstown, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Chrysostome, Saint-Rémi, Sainte-Martine, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Akwesasne Reserve

Beauharnois—Salaberry is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1949.

Geography[edit]

In 2003, the riding was re-defined to consist of the regional county municipalities of Beauharnois—Salaberry, Les Jardins-de-Napierville, and Le Haut-Saint-Laurent, including the parts of Akwesasne Indian Reserve No. 15 that lie within Quebec. In the 2006 census 88.7% of its population reported French only as their home language, 9.3% English (mostly in Le Haut-Saint-Laurent).

The neighbouring ridings are Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, Vaudreuil—Soulanges, Châteauguay—Saint-Constant, Brossard—La Prairie, and Saint-Jean.

History[edit]

Beauharnois riding was created in the British North America Act of 1867. Beauharnois was merged into Beauharnois—Laprairie in 1932.

In 1947, Beauharnois riding was re-created from Beauharnois—Laprairie and Châteauguay—Huntingdon.

In 1952, it became Beauharnois—Salaberry.

  • See Beauharnois for information on the riding prior to 1952.

The name of the riding was changed back to Beauharnois from 1966 to 1971, and from 1976 to 1977. The rest of time it was known as "Beauharnois—Salaberry" as it is known as today.

In 1952, Beauharnois—Salaberry consisted of the county of Beauharnois, the cities of Salaberry-de-Valley field and Beauharnois and the town of Maple Grove, the municipality of Saint-Joachim-de-Châteauguay, the towns of Châteauguay, Châteauguay Heights, and De Léry, and the municipalities of Saint-Anicet and Sainte Barbe.

Beauharnois—Salaberry was abolished in 1966 and redistributed between Beauharnois electoral district and Laprairie (electoral district)

Beauharnois—Salaberry was re-created in 1971 when Beauharnois was renamed. It consisted of the Cities of Beauharnois and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, the Towns of Huntingdon and Maple Grove, the County of Beauharnois, and parts of the Counties of Châteauguay and Huntingdon.

Beauharnois—Salaberry was abolished in 1976, and redistributed between Beauharnois and Châteauguay (electoral district), but in 1977, before any election was held, Beauharnois was renamed as Beauharnois—Salaberry. It consisted of the Cities of Beauharnois and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, the Towns of Huntingdon and Maple Grove, and parts of the Counties of Beauharnois, Châteauguay and Huntingdon.

In 1987, the riding was re-defined to consist of the towns of Beauharnois, Huntingdon, Léry, Maple Grove and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, the counties of Beauharnois and Huntingdon, and the County of Châteauguay excluding the towns of Châteauguay and Mercier.

In 1996, the riding was re-defined to consist of the cities of Beauharnois, Huntingdon, Maple Grove and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, and the County Regional Municipalities of Beauharnois—Salaberry, Le Haut-Saint-Laurent (including that part of the Akwesasne Indian Reserve contained in the Province of Quebec) and Les Jardins-de-Napierville, excepting: the City of Saint-Rémi; the parish municipalities of Saint-Édouard, Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur and Saint-Michel.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Beauharnois—Salaberry
Riding created from Beauharnois
22nd  1953 − 1957     Robert Cauchon Liberal
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Gérard Bruchési Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963     Gérald Laniel Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
Riding renamed — Beauharnois
28th  1968 − 1972     Gérald Laniel Liberal
Riding renamed — Beauharnois—Salaberry
29th  1972 − 1974     Gérald Laniel Liberal
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988     Jean-Guy Hudon Progressive Conservative
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Laurent Lavigne Bloc Québécois
36th  1997 − 2000     Daniel Turp Bloc Québécois
37th  2000 − 2004     Serge Marcil Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006     Alain Boire Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008     Claude DeBellefeuille Bloc Québécois
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Anne Minh-Thu Quach New Democratic

Electoral history[edit]

Beauharnois—Salaberry 1971 - present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Anne Minh-Thu Quach 23,978 43.78 +32.22
Bloc Québécois Claude DeBellefeuille 18,182 33.20 -16.86
Conservative David Couturier 7,049 12.87 -7.37
Liberal François Deslandres 4,559 8.32 -6.55
Green Rémi Pelletier 1,003 1.83 -1.45
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,771 100.00
Total rejected ballots 778 1.40
Turnout 55,569 62.34
Eligible voters 89,141
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Claude DeBellefeuille 26,904 50.06 +2.53 $57,397
Conservative Dominique Bellemare 10,858 20.20 -6.31 $85,410
Liberal Maria Lopez 7,995 14.87 -0.14 $6,993
New Democratic Anne Minh-Thu Quach 6,214 11.56 +4.01 $2,272
Green David Smith 1,764 3.28 -0.10 $5,184
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,735 100.00 $89,601
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Claude DeBellefeuille 26,190 47.53 -3.1 $51,521
Conservative David Couturier 14,609 26.51 +17.3 $7,923
Liberal John Khawand 8,272 15.01 -19.6 $80,914
New Democratic Cynthia Roy 4,163 7.55 +5.6 $6,039
Green David Smith 1,864 3.38 +0.7
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,098 100.00 $82,960
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Alain Boire 26,775 50.7 +8.3 $40,737
Liberal Serge Marcil 18,293 34.6 -13.6 $66,136
Conservative Dominique Bellemare 4,864 9.2 +1.3 $56,391
Green Rémi Pelletier 1,415 2.7 $30
New Democratic Ligy Alakkattussery 1,018 1.9 +0.5 $252
Marijuana Félix Malboeuf 480 0.9
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,845 100.0 $81,152

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 Serge Marcil 23,834 48.3 +14.8
Bloc Québécois Daniel Turp 20,938 42.4 +2.7
Progressive Conservative Roma Myre 2,133 4.3 -21.2
Alliance Stephane Renaud 1,782 3.6
New Democratic Elizabeth Clark 703 1.4 +0.2
Total valid votes 49,390 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Daniel Turp 20,449 39.7 -11.7
Liberal Linda Julien 17,226 33.5 +2.0
Progressive Conservative Dominique Bellemare 13,160 25.6 +10.3
New Democratic Erin Runions 652 1.3 -0.7
Total valid votes 51,487 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Laurent Lavigne 25,934 51.4
Liberal Linda Julien 15,867 31.4 +4.7
Progressive Conservative Marie-Andrée McSween 7,687 15.2 -43.1
New Democratic Marc Dubuc 985 2.0 -9.9
Total valid votes 50,473 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jean-Guy Hudon 29,149 58.4 -4.8
Liberal Linda Julien 13,351 26.7 +0.7
New Democratic Daniel Payette 5,937 11.9 +5.7
Green Luc Bergevin 771 1.5
Rhinoceros Robert Joseph Hamon 729 1.5 -1.3
Total valid votes 49,937 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jean-Guy Hudon 27,614 63.1 +48.1
Liberal Jean-Guy Gaudreau 11,395 26.0 -47.1
New Democratic Gus Callaghan 2,720 6.2 -1.1
Rhinoceros Réal Le Parfait Gingras 1,216 2.8
Parti nationaliste Maurice Vaudrin 798 1.8
Total valid votes 43,743 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 27,476 73.1 +9.3
Progressive Conservative Camille Gibeault 5,629 15.0 -3.3
New Democratic Michael Wiltshire 2,738 7.3 +2.7
Social Credit Claudette Largess 1,017 2.7 -7.6
Independent Marc Laviolette 410 1.1
Union populaire Ls-Dona De O'Hara-Gingras 217 0.6 0.0
Marxist–Leninist Larry Tansey 77 0.2
Total valid votes 37,564 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 26,048 63.9 +12.0
Progressive Conservative Rolland Philie 7,460 18.3 -11.9
Social Credit Georges Boulanger 4,190 10.3 -0.3
New Democratic Gilles Gagne 1,866 4.6 +0.1
Rhinoceros Réal Gingras 967 2.4
Union populaire Martine Godard 240 0.6
Total valid votes 40,771 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 16,828 51.9 +3.5
Progressive Conservative Laurent Cyr 9,801 30.2 +9.9
Social Credit Jean-Paul Leduc 3,430 10.6 -12.7
New Democratic Arthur Brown 1,445 4.5 -3.4
Independent Guy Fortier 911 2.8
Total valid votes 32,415 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 16,745 48.4 -1.6
Social Credit Jean-Paul Leduc 8,061 23.3 +17.6
Progressive Conservative Armand Miron 7,040 20.4 +1.0
New Democratic André St-Cyr 2,727 7.9 -3.1
Total valid votes 34,573 100.0

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

Beauharnois 1966 - 1971[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 17,203 59.8 +9.8
Progressive Conservative Armand Miron 8,703 30.3 +11.0
Ralliement créditiste Jean-Paul Poulin 1,764 6.1 +0.4
New Democratic Joseph-Aurèle Patafie 1,087 3.8 -7.2
Total valid votes 28,757 100.0

Beauharnois—Salaberry 1952 - 1966[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 16,145 50.0 -1.3
Progressive Conservative J.-Clément Le Veque 6,242 19.3 +1.8
Independent J.-Gérard Banville 4,167 12.9
New Democratic John Williams 3,544 11.0 +5.2
Ralliement créditiste Paul-Emile Asselin 1,847 5.7 -19.6
Rhinoceros Denis Bosse 321 1.0
Total valid votes 32,266 100.0

Note: Ralliement créditiste vote is compared to Social Credit vote in the 1963 election.

Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 15,892 51.3 +8.2
Social Credit Jean Boyer 7,836 25.3 +4.7
Progressive Conservative Florian Paiement 5,440 17.6 -18.7
New Democratic Denis Bosse 1,795 5.8
Total valid votes 30,963 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gérald Laniel 13,290 43.1 -5.2
Progressive Conservative Gérard Bruchesi 11,175 36.3 -15.4
Social Credit Paul-Emile Asselin 6,341 20.6
Total valid votes 30,806 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gérard Bruchési 13,202 51.6 +37.1
Liberal Robert Cauchon 12,368 48.4 -17.2
Total valid votes 25,570 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Robert Cauchon 14,030 65.6 -10.4
Independent Médard Cousineau 4,246 19.9
Progressive Conservative Guy Guerard 3,109 14.5 -9.4
Total valid votes 21,385 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Robert Cauchon 14,269 76.0
Progressive Conservative Josaphat-H. Demers 4,495 24.0
Total valid votes 18,764 100.0
  • See Beauharnois for information on the riding prior to 1952.

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