Duplessis (electoral district)

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Duplessis
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature National Assembly of Quebec
MNA
 
 
 
Lorraine Richard
Parti Québécois
District created 1960
First contested 1960
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Electors (2012)[1] 38,339
Area (km²)[2] 322,671.5
Census subdivisions Aguanish, Baie-Johan-Beetz, Blanc-Sablon, Bonne-Espérance, Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, Fermont, Gros-Mécatina, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Kawawachikamach (Naskapi village municipality), L'Île-d'Anticosti, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Natashquan, Port-Cartier, Rivière-au-Tonnerre, Rivière-Saint-Jean, Saint-Augustin, Schefferville, Sept-Îles; Kawawachikamach (Naskapi reserved land); Pakuashipi; La Romaine, Lac-John, Maliotenam, Matimekosh, Mingan, Natashquan (Indian reserve), Uashat; Caniapiscau, Lac-Jérôme, Lac-Juillet, Lac-Vacher, Lac-Walker, Petit-Mécatina, Rivière-Mouchalagane, Rivière-Nipissis, Rivière-Koksoak (part)

Duplessis is a provincial electoral district in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada, that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It includes the city of Sept-Îles, Fermont and Schefferville. It also includes a single municipality from the Nord-du-Québec region: the Naskapi village municipality of Kawawachikamach (not to be confused with the Naskapi reserved land of the same name, which Duplessis also includes, but is in Côte-Nord).

It was created for the 1960 election from parts of the Saguenay provincial electoral district.

In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it gained the unorganized territories of Caniapiscau and Lac-Juillet from Ungava electoral district.

The riding was named after former Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis who led the province from 1936 to 1939 and from 1944 to 1959 as leader of the Union Nationale.

Members of the Legislative Assembly / National Assembly[edit]

  1. Henri-Laurier Coiteux, Liberal (1960–1972)
  2. Donald Gallienne, Liberal (1972–1976)
  3. Denis Perron, Parti Québécois (1976–1997)
  4. Normand Duguay, Parti Québécois (1997–2003)
  5. Lorraine Richard, Parti Québécois (2003–present)

Geography[edit]

The riding is located on the lower north shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

Linguistic demographics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Quebec general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
     Parti Québécois Lorraine Richard 9,619 52.34
     Liberal Pierre Cormier 6,300 34.28
     Action démocratique Bernard Lefrançois 1,532 8.34
     Québec Solidaire Olivier Noël 469 2.55
Green Jacques Gélineau 459 2.50
Quebec general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti Québécois Lorraine Richard 10,205 44.82
     Liberal Marc Proulx 6,288 27.62
     Action démocratique Bernard Lefrançois 4,959 21.78
     Québec Solidaire Olivier Noël 697 3.06
Green Jacques Gélineau 621 2.73
Quebec general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti Québécois Lorraine Richard 10,926 47.90
     Liberal Marc Proulx 8,018 35.15
     Action démocratique Steeve Trudel 2,530 11.09
     Independent André Forbes 1,334 5.85
Quebec general election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti Québécois Normand Duguay 15,406 59.32
     Liberal Richard Scanlan 8,395 32.32
     Action démocratique Jacques Gélineau 2,170 8.36
1995 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Oui 20,781 62.78
Non 12,322 37.22

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Neighbouring electoral districts[edit]