Brossard—La Prairie

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Brossard—La Prairie
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Brossard—La Prairie.png
Brossard—La Prairie in relation to other Montérégie federal electoral districts.
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Hoang Mai
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 128,001
Electors (2011) 91,662
Area (km²)[2] 168.14
Pop. density (per km²) 761.3
Census divisions Roussillon RCM
Census subdivisions Brossard, Candiac, La Prairie, Saint-Philippe

Brossard—La Prairie is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. Its population in 2006 was 113,985.

Geography[edit]

The riding is located in the South Shore area of the Montreal metropolitan region, within the Quebec region of Montérégie.

The district includes the Cities of Candiac and La Prairie, the Municipality of Saint-Philippe, and the City of Brossard.

The neighbouring ridings are Châteauguay—Saint-Constant, Beauharnois—Salaberry, Saint-Jean, Chambly—Borduas, Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, and Saint-Lambert. Jeanne-Le Ber and LaSalle—Émard located across the Champlain Bridge.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1996 from parts of La Prairie riding.

It consisted initially of the cities of Brossard, Candiac and La Prairie, and the Parish Municipality of Saint-Philippe in the County Regional Municipality of Roussillon.

It obtained its current boundaries in 2003.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Brossard—La Prairie
Riding created from La Prairie
36th  1997 − 2000     Jacques Saada Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008     Marcel Lussier Bloc Québécois
40th  2008 − 2011     Alexandra Mendès Liberal
41st  2011 − Present     Hoang Mai New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Hoang Mai 25,512 41.02 +28.31
Liberal Alexandra Mendès 16,976 27.30 -5.29
Bloc Québécois Marcel Lussier 10,890 17.51 -14.96
Conservative Maurice Brossard 7,806 12.55 -6.32
Green Kevin Murphy 900 1.45 -1.65
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 110 0.18 -0.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,194 100.00
Rejected ballots 569 0.91 -0.1
Turnout 62,763 65.02 -0.1
Eligible voters 96,527
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Alexandra Mendès1 19,103 32.59 -2.4 $36,025
Bloc Québécois Marcel Lussier1 19,034 32.47 -4.7 $57,985
Conservative Maurice Brossard 11,062 18.87 +2.0 $65,223
New Democratic Hoang Mai 7,452 12.71 +5.3 $5,268
Green Sonia Ziadé 1,816 3.10 -0.2 $1,057
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 157 0.27 +0.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,624 100.00 $92,860
Rejected ballots 563 1.0
Turnout 59,187 65.1
     Liberal gain from Bloc Québécois Swing -1.1

1 Alexandra Mendes of the Liberal party won the riding seat on 24 October 2008 following a judicial recount. Previously, the Returning Officer for the riding validated the vote counts as 19,202 to 19,100 in favour of Marcel Lussier of the Bloc Québécois.[3]

Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Marcel Lussier 21,433 37.2 -3.8 $38,970
Liberal Jacques Saada 20,190 35.0 -10.9 $67,491
Conservative Tenzin Khangsar 9,749 16.9 +11.0 $9,901
New Democratic Robert Nicolas 4,301 7.5 +3.1 $1,510
Green François Desgroseilliers 1,883 3.3 +0.7 $351
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 110 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,666 100.0 $84,147
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jacques Saada 24,155 45.9 -6.8 $79,076
Bloc Québécois Marcel Lussier 21,596 41.0 +8.1 $34,591
Conservative Robert Nicolas 3,107 5.9 -5.4 $7,661
New Democratic Nadia Alexan 2,321 4.4 +2.7 $1,767
Green Cécile Bissonnette 1,340 2.5
Marxist–Leninist Yves Le Seigle 109 0.2 -0.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,628 100.0 $81,275

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 Jacques Saada 26,806 52.7 +6.1
Bloc Québécois Nicolas Tétrault 16,758 32.9 +0.2
Alliance Richard Bélisle 2,973 5.8
Progressive Conservative Sylvain St-Louis 2,783 5.5 -13.4
New Democratic Clémence Provencher 852 1.7 0.0
Natural Law Sylvia Larrass 528 1.0
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 172 0.3
Total valid votes 50,872 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jacques Saada 24,676 46.6
Bloc Québécois Françoise Bélanger 17,342 32.8
Progressive Conservative Kiet Ngo 9,982 18.9
New Democratic Samantha McGavin 906 1.7
Total valid votes 52,906 100.0

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