Jonquière—Alma

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Jonquière—Alma
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Jonquiere-Alma.png
Jonquière-Alma in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Claude Patry
Bloc Québécois
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 99,258
Electors (2011) 79,322
Area (km²)[2] 1,524.81
Pop. density (per km²) 65.1
Census divisions Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM, Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM, Saguenay
Census subdivisions Alma, Jonquière, Saint-Ambroise

Jonquière—Alma is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

It was created in 2003 from parts of Jonquière and Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay ridings.

It consists of:

  • the borough of Jonquière in the City of Saguenay,
  • the City of Alma in the Regional County Municipality of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est, and
  • the municipalities of Bégin, Larouche, Saint-Ambroise, Saint-Charles-de-Bourget and Saint-David-de-Falardeau in the Regional County Municipality of Le Fjord-du-Saguenay.

The neighbouring ridings are Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean and Chicoutimi—Le Fjord.

This riding is distinctive for having the lowest Liberal vote percentage in the country in the 2006 election, at only 3.1.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Jonquière and Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay prior to 2003
38th 2004–2006     Sébastien Gagnon Bloc Québécois
39th 2006–2008     Jean-Pierre Blackburn Conservative
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–2013     Claude Patry New Democratic
2013–present     Bloc Québécois

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Claude Patry 22,900 43.44 +38.56
Conservative Jean-Pierre Blackburn 18,569 35.22 -17.35
Bloc Québécois Pierre Forest 9,554 18.12 -19.44
Liberal Claude Ringuette 1,043 1.98 -3.18
Green France Bergeron 652 1.24
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,718 100.00
Total rejected ballots 624 1.17 -0.06
Turnout 53,342 65.88
Eligible voters 80,947
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jean-Pierre Blackburn 26,639 52.57 +0.48 $76,949
Bloc Québécois Chantale Bouchard 19,035 37.56 -1.74 $73,003
Liberal Marc Dupéré 2,616 5.16 +2.20 $7,392
New Democratic Jean-François Paradis 2,475 4.88 +1.01
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,765 100.00 $84,949
Total rejected ballots 630 1.23
Turnout 51,395
     Conservative hold Swing +1.11
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jean-Pierre Blackburn 27,262 52.09 +47.26 $33,046
Bloc Québécois Sébastien Gagnon 20,569 39.30 -15.63 $61,638
New Democratic Martin Bertrand 2,028 3.87 +0.47 $3,447
Liberal Gilles Savard 1,550 2.96 -26.16 $12,756
Green Sylvain Dompierre 928 1.77 +0.29 $121
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,337 100.00 $79,025
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Sébastien Gagnon 25,193 54.93 $72,155
Liberal Daniel Giguère 13,355 29.12 $54,103
Independent Jocelyne Girard-Bujold 2,737 5.97 $30,071
Conservative Gilles Lavoie 2,217 4.83 $5,559
New Democratic François Picard 1,561 3.40 $4,169
Green Jean-Sébastien Busque 679 1.48
Communist Michel Perron 121 0.26 $676
Total valid votes 45,863 100.00 $78,257

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