Sainte-Julie, Quebec

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Not to be confused with the former Sainte-Julie in Centre-du-Québec which merged into Laurierville in 1997.
Sainte-Julie
City
Sainte-Julie municipal library.
Sainte-Julie municipal library.
Official logo of Sainte-Julie
Logo
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Sainte-Julie is located in Southern Quebec
Sainte-Julie
Sainte-Julie
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°35′N 73°20′W / 45.583°N 73.333°W / 45.583; -73.333Coordinates: 45°35′N 73°20′W / 45.583°N 73.333°W / 45.583; -73.333[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Marguerite-D'Youville
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Suzanne Roy
 • Federal riding Verchères—Les Patriotes
 • Prov. riding Verchères
Area[2][4]
 • Total 48.90 km2 (18.88 sq mi)
 • Land 49.53 km2 (19.12 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 30,104
 • Density 607.8/km2 (1,574/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.5%
 • Dwellings 10,914
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3E
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-20 (TCH)
A-30

Route 229
Website www.ville.
sainte-julie.qc.ca

Sainte-Julie (originally Sainte-Julie-de-Verchères), is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada, east of Montreal in Marguerite-D'Youville Regional County Municipality. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 30,104. In 2009 Sainte-Julie was named the best town to live in, in Québec.

History[edit]

The territory of Sainte-Julie, was part of the parish of Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes and was informally known as "Grand Coteau". These settlers mostly came from Boucherville.[5]

Soon residents, finding the Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes parish too far away, asked to establish their own parish in 1843.[5] In 1850 they received authorization and built a church on land belonging to Julie Gauthier dite St-Germain, who asked that the name of the patron Sainte-Julie be given to the parish after Julia of Corsica, a virgin martyr from the fifth century A.D.[1][5]

On May 6, 1851, a civil proclamation recognized the parish municipality of Sainte-Julie. In the fall of 1851, there were more than 190 families and 1,251 people in Sainte-Julie, according to the federal census.[5]

On July 1, 1885, the city obtained the right to legally elect, its first mayor, Jules Choquet.[5]

Sainte-Julie-de-Verchères, its full name, gained city status in 1971.[5]

In the mid-1960s, the construction of the Quebec Autoroute 20 further stimulated the development of Sainte-Julie, which became a rapidly developing suburb of Montreal.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Sainte-Julie, Quebec[8]
Year Pop. ±%
1966 8,535 —    
1986 15,502 +81.6%
1991 20,632 +33.1%
Year Pop. ±%
1996 24,030 +16.5%
2001 26,580 +10.6%
2006 29,079 +9.4%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 30,104 +3.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Sainte-Julie, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
30,030
28,660 Increase 2.9% 95.44% 480 Decrease 2.0% 1.60% 180 Increase 300.0% 0.60% 710 Increase 9.2% 2.36%
2006
29,025
27,840 Increase 8.9% 95.92% 490 Increase 12.6% 1.69% 45 Decrease 78.6% 0.15% 650 Increase 106.3% 2.24%
2001
26,535
25,575 Increase 10.9% 96.38% 435 Decrease 20.9% 1.64% 210 Increase 281.8% 0.79% 315 Increase 8.6% 1.19%
1996
23,950
23,055 n/a 96.26% 550 n/a 2.30% 55 n/a 0.23% 290 n/a 1.21%

Government[edit]

The mayor of Sainte-Julie is Suzanne Roy. There are eight city councillors, all of which of member's of La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy, as of the 2013 Sainte-Julie municipal election.

Sainte-Julie City Council
District Party Councillor
1 La Belle-Rivière-Ringuet   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Isabelle Poulet
2 Le Moulin   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy André Lemay
3 La Vallée   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Jocelyn Ducharme
4 Le Rucher   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Nicole Marchand
5 Le Vieux-Village   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Mario Lemay
6 Le Grand-Coteau   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Normand Varin
7 L'Arc-en-Ciel   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Henri Corbin
8 La Montagne   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Lucie Bisson


Sainte-Julie is part of the federal electoral district of Verchères—Les Patriotes, which is represented by Sana Hassainia of the New Democratic Party. It is also part of the provincial electoral district of Verchères, which is represented by Stéphane Bergeron of the Parti Québécois.

Education[edit]

The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[9]

Attractions[edit]

Hydro-Quebec's electricity interpretation centre, Électrium, is located in Sainte-Julie. La Vallée du Richelieu Golf Club's Verchères course is also located in the city.

Transportation[edit]

The Sainte-Julie public transit system provides commuter and local bus services.

Quebec Autoroute 20, Quebec Autoroute 30 and Quebec Route 229 cross the city.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 80048 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Sainte-Julie
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VERCHÈRES--LES PATRIOTES (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Sainte-Julie, Quebec
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Historique". Ville de Sainte-Julie. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ King, M.J. (Chairperson of the board). "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board" (St. Johns, PQ). The News and Eastern Townships Advocate. Volume 119, No. 5. Thursday December 16, 1965. p. 2. Retrieved from Google News on November 23, 2014.