Mégantic—L'Érable

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Mégantic—L'Érable
Quebec electoral district
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Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Christian Paradis
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 86,851
Electors (2011) 69,864
Area (km²)[2] 5,580.51
Pop. density (per km²) 15.6
Census divisions Les Appalaches RCM, L'Érable RCM, Le Granit RCM
Census subdivisions Disraeli, East Broughton, Lac-Mégantic, Plessisville, Princeville, Saint-Ferdinand, Thetford Mines, Victoriaville (part)

Mégantic—L'Érable is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

The current MP is Conservative Christian Paradis.

Geography[edit]

Straddling the Quebec regions of Centre-du-Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches and Estrie, it consists of the regional county municipalities of Les Appalaches and L'Érable; and the Regional County Municipality of Le Granit, excepting the municipalities of Saint-Ludger and Saint-Robert-Bellarmin. Notable towns include Thetford Mines and Lac-Mégantic.

The neighbouring ridings are Compton—Stanstead, Richmond—Arthabaska, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, and Beauce.

Its population is 87,078, including 69,617 voters, and it covers an area of 5,912 km².

History[edit]

The riding was created in 2003 from parts of Frontenac—Mégantic and Lotbinière—L'Érable ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Mégantic—L'Érable
Riding created from Frontenac—Mégantic and Lotbinière—L'Érable
38th  2004 − 2006     Marc Boulianne Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008     Christian Paradis Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Christian Paradis 21,931 49.14 +2.44
New Democratic Cheryl Voisine 11,716 26.25 +16.79
Bloc Québécois Pierre Turcotte 7,481 16.76 -10.96
Liberal René Roy 2,601 5.83 -8.13
Green Wyatt Tessari 655 1.47 -0.69
Canadian Action Alain Bergeron 250 0.56
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,634 100.00
Total rejected ballots 733 1.62
Turnout 45,367 64.61
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Christian Paradis 20,697 46.70 -3.15 $60,593
Bloc Québécois Pierre Turcotte 12,283 27.72 -4.90 $49,764
Liberal Nicole Champagne 6,185 13.96 +3.56 $7,283
New Democratic Bruno Vézina 4,191 9.46 +5.57 $1,755
Green Jean-R. Guernon 959 2.16 -1.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,315 100.00 $81,095
Total rejected ballots 688 1.53
Turnout 45,003 64.42
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Christian Paradis 23,550 49.85 +38.43 $72,735
Bloc Québécois Marc Boulianne 15,410 32.62 -12.12 $50,512
Liberal Yvan Corriveau 4,912 10.40 -26.25 $17,812
New Democratic Isabelle Tremblay 1,836 3.89 +0.16 $0
Green Jean François Hamel 1,534 3.25 -0.21
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,242 100.00 $75,377
Total rejected ballots 543 1.14
Turnout 47,785 68.64
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Marc Boulianne 19,264 44.74 $44,288
Liberal Gérard Binet 15,778 36.65 $67,467
Conservative Yves Mailly 4,916 11.42 $14,915
New Democratic Alexandre Côté 1,608 3.73 $970
Green Bruno Vézina 1,489 3.46 $0
Total valid votes 43,055 100.00 $73,642
Total rejected ballots 868 1.98
Turnout 43,923 63.01

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