Louis-Saint-Laurent (electoral district)

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Louis-Saint-Laurent
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Louis-Saint-Laurent.png
Louis-Saint-Laurent in relation to other Quebec City federal electoral districts.
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Alexandrine Latendresse
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 107,291
Electors (2011) 81,053
Area (km²)[2] 140.80
Pop. density (per km²) 762
Census divisions Capitale-Nationale
Census subdivisions L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec City, Wendake

Louis-Saint-Laurent 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 Portneuf and Quebec East ridings.

Geography[edit]

The riding, in the Quebec region of Capitale-Nationale, consists of the northwestern part of Quebec City, including parts of the boroughs of Laurentien, Les Rivières, and La Haute-Saint-Charles, along with the Wendake Indian reserve and the city of L'Ancienne-Lorette.

The neighbouring ridings are Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier, Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles, Québec, and Louis-Hébert.

History[edit]

The riding is named after former prime minister Louis St. Laurent, and is mostly a reconfigured version of his old riding of Quebec East. In the 2004 federal election, Conservative candidate Josée Verner won an impressive 31% of the vote and finished second. Verner's win in the 2006 election, was one of the first ever Quebec victories for the Conservative Party of Canada.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Louis-Saint-Laurent
Riding created from Portneuf and Quebec East
38th  2004 − 2006     Bernard Cleary Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008     Josée Verner Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Alexandrine Latendresse New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Alexandrine Latendresse 22,629 39.87 +29.42
Conservative Josée Verner 21,334 37.59 -9.55
Bloc Québécois France Gagné 8,148 14.36 -12.17
Liberal Philippe Mérel 3,612 6.36 -7.00
Green Jean Cloutier 857 1.51 -1.00
Christian Heritage Daniel Arseneault 175 0.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,755 100.00
Total rejected ballots 800 1.39
Turnout 57,555 66.35
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Josée Verner 23,683 47.14 -10.54 $75,380
Bloc Québécois France Gagné 13,330 26.53 +2.34 $40,886
Liberal Hélène H. Leone 6,712 13.36 +6.95 $14,160
New Democratic Alexandrine Latendresse 5,252 10.45 +4.71 $1,021
Green Jean Cloutier 1,260 2.51 -0.45 $253
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,237 100.00 $85,998
Total rejected ballots 729 1.43
Turnout 50,966 62.88
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Josée Verner 28,606 57.68 +26.55 $76,425
Bloc Québécois Bernard Cleary 11,997 24.19 -14.25 $36,060
Liberal Isa Gros-Louis 3,180 6.41 -15.93 $46,551
New Democratic Robert Donnelly 2,848 5.74 +2.69 $3,702
Independent Christian Légaré 1,498 3.02 $28,956
Green Lucien Gravelle 1,468 2.96 +0.19 $112
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,597 100.00 $79,200
Total rejected ballots 467 0.93
Turnout 50,064 64.01
     Conservative Party gain from Bloc Québécois Swing -10.7
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Bernard Cleary 17,248 38.44 +1.4 $29,253
Conservative Josée Verner 13,967 31.13 +7.6 $66,667
Liberal Michel Fragasso 10,025 22.34 -15.6 $66,345
New Democratic Christopher Bojanowski 1,369 3.05 +1.3 $271
Green Yonnel Bonaventure 1,243 2.77
Independent Jean-Guy Carignan 563 1.25 $20,647
Independent Henri Gauvin 332 0.74
Communist Dominique Théberge 119 0.27 $889
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,851 100.00 $77,479
Total rejected ballots 985 2.15
Turnout 45,851 59.39
     Bloc Québécois gain from Liberal Swing -3.1

Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the total of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party votes.

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