Jeanne-Le Ber

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For the recluse born in 1662, see Jeanne Le Ber.
Jeanne-Le Ber
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Jeanne-Le Ber in relation to other electoral districts in Montreal
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Tyrone Benskin
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 115,821
Electors (2006) 86,201
Area (km²)[2] 19.87
Pop. density (per km²) 5,828.9
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal

Jeanne-Le Ber is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population in 2006 was 112,863.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the Borough of Verdun, along with the neighbourhoods of Saint-Henri, Little Burgundy, and Pointe-Saint-Charles and the eastern part of Côte-Saint-Paul, in the Southwest borough. It was named for Jeanne Le Ber, a religious recluse and craftswoman who lived in Pointe-Saint-Charles in the 18th century.

Political geography[edit]

Until 2011, the Bloc Québécois was strongest in Verdun, Saint-Henri and Point-Saint-Charles while the Liberal Party of Canada prevailed in Nuns' Island and Little Burgundy. However, in 2011 the NDP swept nearly every poll in the borough.

Demographics[edit]

Average family income: $57,496 [1] (2001)
Median household income: $31,386 [2]
Unemployment: 9.8%
Language, Mother Tongue: French 65%, English 19%, Other 16%
Religion: Catholic 70%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 4%, Other Christian 2%, Orthodox Christian 1%, Buddhist 1%, Jewish 1%, Hindu 1%, Other 1%, No Religious Affiliation 12%. [3]
Visible Minority: Black 5%, Chinese 3%, South Asian 2%, Arab 2%, Latin American 2%, Others 2%, Southeast Asian 1%.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 2003 from the ridings of Verdun—Saint-Henri—Saint-Paul—Pointe Saint-Charles and Westmount—Ville-Marie; essentially the area of Little Burgundy and Griffintown were transferred from Westmount—Ville-Marie to Verdun—Saint-Henri—Saint-Paul—Pointe Saint-Charles.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Verdun—Saint-Henri—Saint-Paul—Pointe Saint-Charles,
and Westmount—Ville-Marie prior to 2003
38th 2004–2006     Liza Frulla Liberal
39th 2006–2008     Thierry St-Cyr Bloc Québécois
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present     Tyrone Benskin New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Tyrone Benskin 23,293 44.66 +28.96 $25,255.34
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 12,635 24.22 -10.69 $91,577.01
Liberal Mark Bruneau 10,054 19.28 -12.98 $93,089.65
Conservative Pierre Lafontaine 4,678 8.97 -2.22 $17,698.39
Green Richard Noël 1,377 2.64 -2.14 $3,679.20
Marxist–Leninist Eileen Studd 121 0.23
Total valid votes 52,158 100.00
Total rejected ballots 637 1.21 +0.01
Turnout 52,795 59.61 +1.95
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 17,144 34.91 -5.31 $89,615
Liberal Christian Feuillette 15,841 32.26 -1.80 $67,962
New Democratic Daniel Breton 7,708 15.70 +6.51 $32,536
Conservative Daniel Beaudin 5,494 11.19 -0.65 $28,824
Green Véronik Sansoucy 2,345 4.78 +0.09 $669
Independent Darryl Gray 577 1.17
Total valid votes 49,109 100.00
Total rejected ballots 595 1.20
Turnout 49,704 57.66
     Bloc Québécois hold Swing -1.75
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 20,213 40.22 -0.71 $60,248
Liberal Liza Frulla 17,118 34.06 -7.03 $81,394
Conservative Pierre-Olivier Brunelle 5,951 11.84 +6.31 $21,417
New Democratic Matthew McLauchlin 4,621 9.19 +2.28 $9,536
Green Claude William Genest 2,357 4.69 +0.61 $30
Total valid votes 50,260 100.00
     Bloc Québécois gain Liberal Swing -3.16
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Liza Frulla 18,766 41.09 -10.53 $61,848
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 18,694 40.93 +12.32 $32,921
New Democratic Anthony Philbin 3,160 6.92 +4.28 $1,281
Conservative Pierre-Albert Sévigny 2,524 5.53 -6.20 $14,155
Green Jean-Claude Mercier 1,864 4.08
Marijuana Cathy Duchesne 520 1.14
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 148 0.32
Total valid votes 45,676 100.00 $81,871
     Liberal hold Swing -11.4

Change is from redistributed votes from the 2000 election. Conservative change is based on a combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative votes.

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