La Pointe-de-l'Île

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La Pointe-de-l'Île
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
La Pointe-de-l'Île.png
La Pointe-de-l'Île in relation to other federal electoral districts in Montreal
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ève Péclet
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 99,894
Electors (2006) 79,049
Area (km²)[2] 41.86
Pop. density (per km²) 2,386.4
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal, Montréal-Est

La Pointe-de-l'Île is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population in 2001 was 98,878.

The riding was created in 2003 from parts of Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies, Hochelaga—Maisonneuve, and Mercier ridings.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the City of Montréal-Est, the neighbourhood of Pointe-aux-Trembles in the Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, and the eastern part of the neighbourhood of Longue-Pointe and the southern part of the neighbourhood of Tétreaultville in the Borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

The neighbouring ridings are Hochelaga, Honoré-Mercier, Montcalm, Repentigny, Verchères—Les Patriotes, and Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher.

History[edit]

The riding is located in Eastern Montreal, traditionally the power base of the Quebec sovereignty movement. It had long been reckoned as the Bloc Québécois' safest riding. However, in 2011, after the retirement of longtime MP Francine Lalonde, it fell to the New Democratic Party along with all of the other ridings in Eastern Montreal.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies, Hochelaga—Maisonneuve,
and Mercier prior to 2003
38th 2004–2006     Francine Lalonde Bloc Québécois
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present     Ève Péclet New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Bloc Québécois (x)Francine Lalonde 30,713 66.47 +13.35 $58,592
Liberal Jean-Claude Gobé 10,593 22.93 -9.79 $62,081
Conservative Christian Prévost 1,961 4.24 -3.11 $5,476
New Democratic André Langevin 1,751 3.79 +2.69 none listed
Green André Levert 1,186 2.57 none listed
Total valid votes 46,204 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,075
Turnout 47,279 59.18
Electors on the lists 79,894
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2006: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde (incumbent) 29,368 60.46 -6.01 $62,051
Conservative Christian Prévost 7,402 15.24 +11.00 $7,391
Liberal Marie-Migniaud Dominique 6,855 14.11 -8.82 $9,649
New Democratic Nicolas Tremblay 3,407 7.01 +3.22 $1,505
Green Benjamin Rankin 1,544 3.18 +0.61 $12
Total valid votes 48,576 100.00
Total rejected ballots 739
Turnout 49,315 62.32 +3.14
Electors on the lists 79,135
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2008: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde (incumbent) 25,976 56.09 -4.37 $54,814
Liberal Oumy Sarr 7,403 15.99 +1.88 $7,501
New Democratic Isabelle McGuire 5,975 12.90 +5.89 none listed
Conservative Hubert Pichet 5,179 11.18 -4.06 $49,752
Green Domita Cundari 1,340 2.89 -0.29 none listed
Rhinoceros Ben 97 Benoit 261 0.56 $1,608
Marxist–Leninist Claude Brunelle 177 0.38 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,311 100.0 $84,945
Total rejected ballots 688 1.46
Turnout 46,999 59.46 -2.86
Eligible voters 79,049
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2011: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
New Democratic Ève Péclet 23,033 48.34 +35.44 none listed
Bloc Québécois Ginette Beaudry 15,475 32.48 -23.61 $75,555
Liberal Olivier L. Coulombe 4,369 9.17 -6.82 $4,159
Conservative Mathieu Drolet 3,664 7.69 -3.49 $4,500
Green David J. Cox 898 1.89 -1.00 $125
Marxist–Leninist Claude Brunelle 213 0.45 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,652 100.0
Total rejected ballots 813 1.68
Turnout 48,465 60.43 +0.97
Eligible voters 80,201
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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