Groulx

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Groulx
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature National Assembly of Quebec
MNA
 
 
 
Claude Surprenant
Coalition Avenir Québec
District created 1980
First contested 1981
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 74,165
Electors (2012)[1] 56,154
Area (km²)[2] 53.9
Pop. density (per km²) 1,376
Census divisions Thérèse-De Blainville (part)
Census subdivisions Blainville (part), Boisbriand, Rosemère, Sainte-Thérèse

Groulx is a provincial electoral district in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. The district includes part of Blainville, as well as a few other small cities.

It was created for the 1981 election from a part of the Terrebonne electoral district.

In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it gained a small part of the city of Blainville from the Blainville electoral district; it did not previously include any part of that city.

From its creation in 1981 until 2007, Groulx was a bellwether riding always sending a member from the governing party to the National Assembly. Since the ADQ breakthrough in the suburbs of Montreal in 2007, the riding has been targeted by all major parties and is part of a collection of ridings that determine Quebec elections. The riding is overwhelmingly francophone and white, and has a strong nationalist undercurrent, making it a battleground riding between the Parti Quebecois, ADQ/CAQ, and the Quebec Liberals.

In 2014, the PQ nominated Martine Desjardins, former leader of the FEUQ during the 2012 student strike. She was seen as a star candidate. While the PQ began the campaign with a strong lead among francophones and heavily targeted CAQ-held ridings such as Groulx, the fall of the PQ and rise of the CAQ during the last two weeks of the campaign kept this riding in the hands of the CAQ, albeit in a tight 3-way split with no candidate receiving more than 31% of the vote.

Members of the National Assembly[edit]

  1. Élie Fallu, Parti Québécois (1981–1985)
  2. Madeleine Bleau, Liberal (1985–1994)
  3. Robert Kieffer, Parti Québécois (1994–2003)
  4. Pierre Descoteaux, Liberal (2003–2007)
  5. Linda Lapointe, Action démocratique (2007–2008)
  6. René Gauvreau, Parti Québécois (2008–2011, 2012) then Independent (2011–2012)
  7. Hélène Daneault, Coalition Avenir Québec (2012–2014)
  8. Claude Surprenant, Coalition Avenir Québec (2014–present)

Election results[edit]

Quebec general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Coalition Avenir Québec Claude Surprenant 12,776 30.85 -7.17
Liberal Vicki Emard 12,520 30.24 +10.27
Parti Québécois Martine Desjardins 12,424 30.00 -4.01
Québec solidaire Sylvie Giguère 2,810 6.79 +2.49
Parti nul Jonathan Davis 493 1.19
Option nationale Alain Marginean 384 0.93 -1.11
Total valid votes 41,407 98.49
Total rejected ballots 635 1.51
Turnout 42,042 73.48 -5.60
Electors on the lists 57,216
Quebec general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Coalition Avenir Québec Hélène Daneault 16,711 38.02 +17.57
Parti Québécois Raymond Archambault 14,948 34.01 -4.05
Liberal Linda Lapointe 8,776 19.97 -15.70
Québec solidaire Sylvie Giguère 1,892 4.30 +1.92
Option nationale Alain Marginean 895 2.04
Green Alec Ware 591 1.34 -1.80
Independent Alex Munteanu 140 0.32
Total valid votes 43,953 98.85
Total rejected ballots 511 1.15
Turnout 44,464 79.08  
Electors on the lists 56,228
Coalition Avenir Québec gain from Parti Québécois Swing +10.81

^ Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ.

Quebec general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Québécois René Gauvreau 11,226 37.62 +8.73
Liberal Monique Laurin 10,823 36.27 +9.07
Action démocratique Linda Lapointe 6,036 20.23 -17.22
Green Carmen Brisebois 955 3.20 -0.93
Québec solidaire Adam Veilleux 701 2.35 +0.01
Parti indépendantiste Sébastien Hotte 102 0.34
Total valid votes 29,843 98.41
Total rejected ballots 481 1.59
Turnout 30,324 61.33 -14.02
Electors on the lists 49,441
Quebec general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Action démocratique Linda Lapointe 13,630 37.45 +18.07
Parti Québécois Rachel Gagnon 10,513 28.89 -9.78
Liberal Pierre Descoteaux 9,898 27.20 -12.34
Green Robert Harenclak 1,503 4.13
Québec solidaire Adam Veilleux 850 2.34 +1.09*
Total valid votes 36,394 99.15
Total rejected ballots 311 0.85
Turnout 36,705 75.35 +1.83
Electors on the lists 48,715

* Result compared to UFP

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Neighbouring electoral districts[edit]

Coordinates: 45°37′40″N 73°49′09″W / 45.6277°N 73.8192°W / 45.6277; -73.8192