Bourassa (electoral district)

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Bourassa
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Bourassa, riding.png
Bourassa in relation to other federal electoral districts of Montreal and Laval
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Emmanuel Dubourg
Liberal
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 100,453
Electors (2011) 69,612
Area (km²)[2] 15.07
Pop. density (per km²) 6,665.8
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal

Bourassa (formerly known as Montreal—Bourassa) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968. Its population in 2006 was 100,683.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the Borough of Montréal-Nord, the western part of the neighbourhood of Rivière-des-Prairies in the Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, and the eastern part of the neighbourhood of Sault-au-Récollet in the Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

The neighbouring ridings are Ahuntsic, Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, Honoré-Mercier, and Alfred-Pellan.

Demographics[edit]

13.2% of the riding's population are of Haitian ethnic origin, the highest such percentage in Canada.[3]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

Ethnic groups: 59.3% White, 20.9% Black, 8.9% Arab, 6.1% Latin American, 2.1% Southeast Asian
Languages: 51.4% French, 9.7% Italian, 8.6% Creoles, 7.3% Arabic, 6.7% Spanish, 4.0% English
Religions: 61.8% Catholic, 2.1% Baptist, 1.9% Pentecostal, 11.1% All Other Christian, 12.7% Muslim, 1.9% Buddhist, 8.2% None.
Median income: $20,688 (2010)[4]
Average income: $25,986 (2010) [5]

History[edit]

The electoral district of Bourassa was created in 1966 from Mercier and Laval ridings. The name comes from a street running through the three neighbourhoods which is named after Henri Bourassa.

The name of the riding was changed to "Montreal—Bourassa" in 1971.

In 1976, Montreal—Bourassa was abolished when it was redistributed into a new "Bourassa" riding and Saint-Michel riding. The new Bourassa riding was created from parts of Montreal—Bourassa, Ahuntsic and Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Bourassa
Riding created from Mercier and Laval
28th  1968 − 1972     Jacques Trudel Liberal
Riding renamed — Montreal—Bourassa
29th  1972 − 1974     Jacques Trudel Liberal
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding renamed — Bourassa
31st  1979 − 1980     Carlo Rossi Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     Marie Gibeau Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Osvaldo Nunez Bloc Québécois
36th  1997 − 2000     Denis Coderre Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2013
 2013 − Present     Emmanuel Dubourg Liberal

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, November 25, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Emmanuel Dubourg 8,825 48.12 +7.21 $ 86,108.33
New Democratic Stéphane Moraille 5,766 31.44 -0.84 87,240.19
Bloc Québécois Daniel Duranleau 2,387 13.02 -3.04 81,591.19
Conservative Rida Mahmoud 852 4.65 -4.17 21,442.95
Green Danny Polifroni 368 2.01 +0.40 34,300.92
Rhinoceros Serge Lavoie 140 0.76   216.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,338 100.0   –   $ 89,016.17
Total rejected ballots 295 1.58 -0.19
Turnout 18,633 26.22 -28.90
Eligible voters 69,527    
Liberal hold Swing +4.05
By-election due to the resignation of Denis Coderre.

On May 16, 2013, Liberal MP Denis Coderre announced he would resign his seat on June 2 in order to run for Mayor of Montreal.[6] The Chief Electoral Officer received official notification of the vacancy on June 3, 2013 and the by-election had to be called by November 30, 2013.[7]


Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Denis Coderre 15,550 40.91 -8.89 $82,932.75
New Democratic Julie Demers 12,270 32.28 +24.29 $2,576.07
Bloc Québécois Daniel Mailhot 6,105 16.06 -9.36 $35,234.98
Conservative David Azoulay 3,354 8.82 -4.72 $5,747.39
Green Tiziana Centazzo 613 1.61 -1.31 $245.29
Marxist–Leninist Geneviève Royer 121 0.32 -0.01 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,013 100.0   –   $ 83,923.41
Total rejected ballots 685 1.77 +0.06  
Turnout 38,698 55.12 -3.20  
Eligible voters 70,207      
Liberal hold Swing -16.59


Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Denis Coderre 19,869 49.79 +6.38 $79,580.44
     Bloc Québécois Daniel Mailhot 10,145 25.42 -6.55 $20,296.58
     Conservative Michelle Allaire 5,405 13.55 -2.30 $54,889.35
     New Democratic Party Samira Laouni 3,188 7.99 +2.80 $8,509.18
Green François Boucher 1,166 2.92 -0.26 $50.79
Marxist–Leninist Geneviève Royer 130 0.33 -0.07 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 39,903 100.0   –   $ 81,509.50
Total rejected ballots 695 1.71 -0.15  
Turnout 40,598 58.32 -1.36  
Electors on the lists 69,612      
Liberal hold Swing +6.47  
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Denis Coderre 18,705 43.41 -6.63 $74,877
Bloc Québécois Apraham Niziblian 13,777 31.97 -5.79 $42,887
Conservative Liberato Martelli 6,830 15.85 +10.53 $16,397
New Democratic Stefano Saykaly 2,237 5.19 +1.22 $2,513
Green François Boucher 1,370 3.18 +1.60 $469
Marxist–Leninist Geneviève Royer 173 0.40 +0.03  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,092 100.0   –   $76,351
Total rejected ballots 815 1.86 -0.50  
Turnout 43,907 59.68 +2.68  
Liberal hold Swing -0.42


Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Denis Coderre 20,927 50.03 -11.35 $71,984
Bloc Québécois Doris Provencher 15,794 37.76 +9.13 $25,867
Conservative Frédéric Grenier 2,226 5.32 -1.56 $3,369
New Democratic Stefano Saykaly 1,661 3.97 +2.15 $8,113
Green Noémi Lopinto 660 1.57  
Marijuana Philippe Gauvin 403 0.96  
Marxist–Leninist Geneviève Royer 154 0.36  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,825 100.0 $76,415
Total rejected ballots 1,010 2.36  
Turnout 42,835 57.00 -2.53
Liberal hold Swing -10.24

Note: Change based on redistributed results. 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 % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Denis Coderre (incumbent) 25,403 62.22 $57,411
     Bloc Québécois Umberto Di Genova 11,462 28.07 $40,416
     Canadian Alliance Marcel Lys François 1,435 3.51 $2,028
     Progressive Conservative Marcel Pitre 1,325 3.25 none listed
     New Democratic Party Richard Gendron 736 1.80 $631
     Marxist-Leninist Claude Brunelle 330 0.81 $10
     Communist Ulises Nitor 137 0.34 $187
Total valid votes 40,828 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,248
Turnout 42,076 62.35
Electors on the lists 67,488
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Denis Coderre 23,765 52.2 +10.5
Bloc Québécois Osvaldo Nunez 14,813 32.5 -9.3
Progressive Conservative Eric Wildhaber 5,937 13.0 +1.1
New Democratic Dominique Baillard 999 2.2 -0.4
Total valid votes 45,514 100.0


Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Osvaldo Nunez 18,234 41.9
Liberal Denis Coderre 18,167 41.7 +0.3
Progressive Conservative Marie Gibeau 5,199 11.9 -31.4
New Democratic Raymond Laurent 1,146 2.6 -8.3
Natural Law Miville Couture 479 1.1
Abolitionist Lucien Lapointe 209 0.5
Commonwealth of Canada Harold Anthony Quesnel 102 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 43,536 100.0


Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Marie Gibeau 18,979 43.3 +2.7
Liberal Carlo Rossi 18,159 41.5 -2.5
New Democratic Kéder Hyppolite 4,797 11.0 +2.8
Rhinoceros Patrick Pi L'Autre Cossette 882 2.0 -1.5
Green Michel Szabo 396 0.9
Social Credit Gérard Ledoux 178 0.4 -0.1
Communist Claire Dasylva 159 0.4
Independent Stéphane Savard 125 0.3
Commonwealth of Canada Daniel Coté 107 0.2
Total valid votes 43,782 100.0


Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Carlo Rossi 20,221 43.9 -32.5
Progressive Conservative Raymond-J. Rochon 18,703 40.6 +32.8
New Democratic Roderick Charters 3,741 8.1 -4.6
Rhinoceros Dominique Pique-Nique Malouin 1,618 3.5
Parti nationaliste J. André Perey 1,169 2.5
Social Credit Roland Boudreau 236 0.5
Commonwealth of Canada Carl Paradis 125 0.3
Independent Michel Dugré 103 0.2
Independent Gérard Ledoux 101 0.2
Total valid votes 46,017 100.0


Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Carlo Rossi 30,924 76.5 +14.0
New Democratic Roderick Charters 5,144 12.7 +9.0
Progressive Conservative Raymond J. Rochon 3,182 7.9 +0.1
Union populaire Henriette Duval 875 2.2 +0.8
Marxist–Leninist Pierre Daumery 305 0.8 +0.5
Total valid votes 40,430 100.0


Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Carlo Rossi 29,929 62.5 +2.5
Social Credit Gérard Rougeau 5,178 10.8 -1.0
Independent Raymond Cloutier 4,918 10.3
Progressive Conservative J. Raymond Rochon 3,705 7.7 -9.2
New Democratic Daniel Piotrowski 1,804 3.8 -5.1
Rhinoceros Victor-Levy Beaulieu 1,492 3.1 +1.6
Union populaire Jacques Bergeron 635 1.3
Marxist–Leninist Pierre Daumery 103 0.2 -0.2
Communist Suzanne Dagenais 102 0.2 -0.3
Total valid votes 47,866 100.0


Montreal—Bourassa, 1972–1979[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jacques Trudel 26,550 60.0 +8.3
Progressive Conservative Armand Lefebvre 7,500 16.9 -1.2
Social Credit Gérard Ledoux 5,218 11.8 -9.1
New Democratic Robert-F. Faucher 3,912 8.8 -0.4
Independent Victor-Lévy Beaulieu 673 1.5
Communist Ginette Poirier 213 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Marc Blouin 194 0.4
Total valid votes 44,260 100.0


Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jacques Trudel 25,728 51.7 -3.4
Social Credit Gérard Ledoux 10,418 20.9 +17.0
Progressive Conservative Rodolphe Sauvé 9,054 18.2 -12.3
New Democratic Sid-A. Zitouni 4,601 9.2 -0.4
Total valid votes 49,801 100.0

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


Bourassa, 1968–1972[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jacques Trudel 19,778 55.1
Progressive Conservative Yves Ryan 10,939 30.5
New Democratic Gérard Marotte 3,443 9.6
Ralliement créditiste Gérard Ledoux 1,401 3.9
Unknown Rolland Denommée 339 0.9
Total valid votes 35,900 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament

Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 45°36′52″N 73°36′59″W / 45.6145°N 73.6163°W / 45.6145; -73.6163