Drummond (electoral district)

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Drummond
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
François Choquette
New Democratic
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 98,681
Electors (2011) 74,630
Area (km²)[2] 1,600.62
Pop. density (per km²) 61.7
Census divisions Drummond RCM
Census subdivisions Drummondville, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Wickham

Drummond is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968. It was created in 1966 from Drummond—Arthabaska, Nicolet—Yamaska and Richmond—Wolfe.

Geography[edit]

The riding, located along the Saint-François River in the Quebec region of Centre-du-Québec, consists of the RCM of Drummond. The largest city is Drummondville.

The neighbouring ridings are Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, Richmond—Arthabaska, Shefford, and Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Drummond—Arthabaska, Nicolet—Yamaska and Richmond—Wolfe prior to 1966
28th 1968–1972     Jean-Luc Pépin Liberal
29th 1972–1974     Jean-Marie Boisvert Social Credit
30th 1974–1979     Yvon Pinard Liberal
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Jean-Guy Guilbault Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Pauline Picard Bloc Québécois
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011     Roger Pomerleau Bloc Québécois
41st 2011–present     François Choquette New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic François Choquette 24,489 51.6 +34.8
Bloc Québécois Roger Pomerleau 10,410 22.0 -16.8
Conservative Normand W. Bernier 7,555 15.9 -9.4
Liberal Pierre Côté 3,979 8.4 -8.4
Green Robin Fortin 987 2.1 -0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,420 100.0
Total rejected ballots 878 1.82 -0.38
Turnout 48,298 62.59
Eligible voters 77,162
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Roger Pomerleau 17,613 38.8 -10.9 $41,200
Conservative André Komlosy 11,490 25.3 +3.0 $77,182
Liberal Jean Courchesne 7,697 17.0 +0.6 $13,625
New Democratic Annick Corriveau 7,640 16.8 +10.5 $6,172
Green Réginald Gagnon 1,144 2.5 -2.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,404 100.0 $82,531
Total rejected ballots 1,022 2.20
Turnout
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Pauline Picard 22,575 49.7 -6.6 $38,371
Conservative Jean-Marie Pineault 10,134 22.3 +5.4 $51,057
Liberal Éric Cardinal 7,437 16.4 -6.4 $75,543
New Democratic François Choquette 2,870 6.3 +4.5 $1,903
Green Jean-Benjamin Milot 2,418 5.3 +3.1 $865
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,434 100.0 $76,054
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Pauline Picard 23,670 56.3 +11.2 $55,860
Liberal Roger Gougeon 9,591 22.8 -11.4 $60,104
Conservative Lyne Boisvert 7,123 16.9 -2.7 $72,925
Green Louis Lacroix 921 2.2
New Democratic Blake Evans 745 1.8 +0.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,050 100.0 $73,968

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

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pauline Picard 18,843 45.1 +2.9
Liberal André Béliveau 14,285 34.2 +11.1
Progressive Conservative Lyne Boisvert 6,593 15.8 -17.8
Alliance Jacques Laurin 1,606 3.8
New Democratic Julie Philion 424 1.0 0.0
Total valid votes 41,751 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pauline Picard 18,577 42.3 -12.5
Progressive Conservative Lyne Boisvert 14,777 33.6 +13.7
Liberal Christian Méthot 10,165 23.1 -0.9
New Democratic Alexandra Philoctéte 441 1.0 -0.3
Total valid votes 43,960 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pauline Picard 24,930 54.8
Liberal Bernard Boudreau 10,935 24.0 -10.7
Progressive Conservative Jean-Guy Guilbault 9,041 19.9 -33.7
New Democratic Ferdinand Berner 600 1.3 -10.4
Total valid votes 45,506 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jean-Guy Guilbault 23,703 53.5 -2.7
Liberal Jean-Claude Lagacé 15,380 34.7 +1.2
New Democratic Ferdinand Berner 5,204 11.8 5.6
Total valid votes 44,287 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jean-Guy Guilbault 23,693 56.2 +41.5
Liberal Michel Yip 14,137 33.6 -39.2
New Democratic Louis G. Garreau 2,610 6.2 -0.2
Parti nationaliste Camillien Belhumeur 1,057 2.5
Independent Joseph Richard Miller 338 0.8
Social Credit René Martineau 301 0.7 -4.6
Total valid votes 42,136 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yvon Pinard 26,082 72.8 +15.6
Progressive Conservative Gilbert Lapointe 5,265 14.7 +0.4
New Democratic André Lefebvre 2,305 6.4 +4.8
Social Credit Henri Farley 1,916 5.3 -19.6
Union populaire Gaétan Giroux 180 0.5 +0.2
Marxist–Leninist J.-P. Ginchereau 97 0.3 +0.1
Total valid votes 35,845 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yvon Pinard 22,989 57.2 +15.0
Social Credit Robert Biron 10,010 24.9 -17.2
Progressive Conservative Paul Lavigne 5,746 14.3 +0.2
Rhinoceros Normand Blanchette 641 1.6
New Democratic Patricia Lamarre 639 1.6 -0.1
Union populaire Marc Rochefort 106 0.3
Marxist–Leninist J.-P. Ginchereau 67 0.2
Total valid votes 40,198 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yvon Pinard 15,561 42.1 +0.1
Social Credit Jean-Marie Boisvert 15,548 42.1 -0.1
Progressive Conservative Armand Cyrenne 5,186 14.0 -0.1
New Democratic Gisel Marotte 630 1.7 +0.1
Total valid votes 36,925 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Jean-Marie Boisvert 15,923 42.2 +10.7
Liberal Jean-Luc Pépin 15,853 42.0 +3.5
Progressive Conservative Roger Rousseau 5,351 14.2 -13.4
New Democratic Ann Dewitt 590 1.6 -0.8
Total valid votes 37,717 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean-Luc Pépin 11,667 38.5
Ralliement créditiste Claude Proulx 9,545 31.5
Progressive Conservative André Biron 8,342 27.6
New Democratic Pierre Gagné 723 2.4
Total valid votes 30,277 100.0

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