Honoré-Mercier (electoral district)

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Honoré-Mercier
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Honoré-Mercier, riding.png
Honoré-Mercier in relation to other electoral districts in Montreal
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Paulina Ayala
New Democratic
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 109,827
Electors (2011) 80,429
Area (km²)[2] 38.74
Pop. density (per km²) 2,835
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal

Honoré-Mercier is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988. Its population in 2006 was 106,196.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the Borough of Anjou, the eastern part of the Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, and the northern part of the Borough of Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

The neighbouring ridings are Hochelaga, Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, Bourassa, Alfred-Pellan, Montcalm, and La Pointe-de-l'Île (electoral district).

Political geography[edit]

While the other eastern Montreal ridings have traditionally been Bloc Québécois strongholds, Honoré-Mercier is politically a very divided riding. Rivière-des-Prairies is very Liberal leaning, while Anjou supports the Bloc for the most part, but has some Liberal pockets.

However, the NDP's "orange wave" in the 2011 election overwhelmed previous distinctions, with the New Democrats winning 149 of 218 polling divisions in the district.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1987 under the name Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies from parts of Gamelin, Montreal—Mercier and Saint-Léonard—Anjou ridings.

It consisted of:

  • the Town of Anjou;
  • the parts of the Town of Montréal bounded by:
  1. Sherbrooke Street East, Duquesne Street, Rosemont Boulevard and Lacordaire Boulevard; and
  2. Autoroute de la Rive Nord, Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East; the limits of the towns of Montréal-Est, Anjou and Montréal-Nord to the point of commencement.

In 2003, its name was changed to Honoré-Mercier and its boundaries were adjusted slightly such that 95.5% of the riding came from the original Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies, while 4.5% came from Hochelaga—Maisonneuve.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Gamelin, Montreal—Mercier and Saint-Léonard—Anjou prior to 1987
Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies
34th 1988–1993     Jean Corbeil Progressive Conservative
35th 1993–1997     Roger Pomerleau Bloc Québécois
36th 1997–2000     Yvon Charbonneau Liberal
37th 2000–2004
Honoré-Mercier
38th 2004–2006     Pablo Rodríguez Liberal
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present     Paulina Ayala New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Honoré-Mercier, 2003 - present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Paulina Ayala 17,545 36.37 +26.26
Liberal Pablo Rodriguez 14,641 30.35 -13.32
Bloc Québécois Martin Laroche 8,935 18.52 -9.60
Conservative Gérard Labelle 5,992 12.42 -2.88
Green Gaëtan Bérard 770 1.60 -1.20
Rhinoceros Valery Chevrefils-Latulippe 181 0.38
Marxist–Leninist Jean-Paul Bédard 170 0.35
Total valid votes 48,234 100.00
Total rejected ballots 622 1.27 -0.06
Turnout 48,856 59.98 -2.18


Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Pablo Rodríguez 21,544 43.67 +5.44 $64,461
     Bloc Québécois Gérard Labelle 13,871 28.12 -6.71 $57,274
     Conservative Rodrigo Alfaro 7,549 15.30 -2.14 $35,152
     New Democratic Party François Pilon 4,986 10.11 +3.89 $1,499
Green Gaëtan Bérard 1,380 2.80 -0.13 $1,387
Total valid votes 49,330 100.00
Total rejected ballots 667 1.33
Turnout 49,997 62.16 -2.71
Electors on the lists 80,429
Source: Official Voting Results, 40th General Election 2008, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Pablo Rodríguez 19,622 38.23 -7.87 $62,095
     Bloc Québécois Gérard Labelle 17,879 34.83 -5.54 $39,105
     Conservative Angelo M. Marino 8,952 17.44 +11.42 $62,813
     New Democratic Party François Pilon 3,191 6.22 +2.13 $2,374
Green Sylvain Castonguay 1,502 2.93 +1.16 not listed
     Marxist-Leninist Hélène Héroux 183 0.36 +0.02 none listed
Total valid votes 51,329 100.00
Total rejected ballots 650 1.25
Turnout 51,979 64.87 +3.23
Electors on the lists 80,122
Source: Official Voting Results, 39th General Election, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Pablo Rodríguez 22,223 46.10 -11.76 $78,649
Bloc Québécois Éric St-Hilaire 19,461 40.37 +10.02 $13,063
Conservative Gianni Chiazzese 2,902 6.02 -2.28 $5,060
New Democratic François Pilon 1,973 4.09 +2.81 $885
Green Richard Lahaie 852 1.77 $0
Marijuana Steve Boudrias 626 1.30 -0.59 none listed
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 164 0.34 +0.03 none listed
Total valid votes 48,201 100.00
Total rejected ballots 854 1.74
Turnout 49,055 61.64
Electors on the lists 79,585
Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
Source: Official Voting Results, Thirty-Eighth General Election, Elections Canada.

Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies, 1987 - 2003[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yvon Charbonneau 28,134 57.86 +10.55
Bloc Québécois Jacques Dagenais 14,755 30.35 -2.03
Progressive Conservative Michel Tanguay 2,034 4.18 -14.21
Alliance Gianni Chiazzese 2,005 4.12
Marijuana Normand Néron 918 1.89
New Democratic Bruce Whelan 624 1.28 -0.19
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 151 0.31 -0.13
Total valid votes 48,621 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yvon Charbonneau 24,189 47.31 +5.09
Bloc Québécois Roger Pomerleau 16,558 32.38 -10.72
Progressive Conservative Jean Corbeil 9,405 18.39 +6.75
New Democratic Elizabeth Lemay Amabili 752 1.47 -0.11
Marxist–Leninist Yves Le Seigle 227 0.44
Total valid votes 51,131 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Roger Pomerleau 26,163 43.10
Liberal Normand Biron 25,631 42.22 +9.51
Progressive Conservative Jean Corbeil 7,066 11.64 -39.90
New Democratic Zamba Mandala 958 1.58 -10.98
Natural Law Gilles Raymond 747 1.23
Commonwealth of Canada Frantz-Albert Mitton 139 0.23
Total valid votes 60,704 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jean Corbeil 27,451 51.54
Liberal Vincent Arciresi 17,421 32.71
New Democratic Vincent Marchione 6,687 12.56
Green Mario Paul 1,217 2.29
Independent Catherine Commandeur 483 0.91
Total valid votes 53,259 100.00

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