Vaudreuil-Soulanges (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal riding. For the defunct provincial riding, see Vaudreuil-Soulanges (provincial electoral district).
Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Vaudreuil-Soulanges.png
Vaudreuil-Soulanges in relation to other Montérégie federal electoral districts.
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Jamie Nicholls
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 139,353
Electors (2011) 97,618
Area (km²)[2] 855.36
Pop. density (per km²) 162.9
Census divisions Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Census subdivisions Vaudreuil-Dorion, Saint-Lazare, Pincourt, L'Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Rigaud, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Cèdres, Saint-Zotique, Hudson

Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. From 1914 to 1968 a similarly defined electoral district existed under the slightly different designation Vaudreuil—Soulanges.

It consists of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality. The neighbouring ridings are Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel, Lac-Saint-Louis, Beauharnois—Salaberry, Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, and Glengarry—Prescott—Russell.

History[edit]

The original Vaudreuil—Soulanges was created in 1914 when the ridings of Vaudreuil and Soulanges were combined into one riding. In keeping with the usual Canadian naming practices, the appellations 'Vaudreuil' and 'Soulanges' were linked by an em-dash as the two counties remained officially separate, and their combination was for electoral purposes only. It was abolished in 1966.

In 1997, the Vaudreuil riding was renamed "Vaudreuil-Soulanges," as it had been realigned to be perfectly coterminal to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Vaudreuil and Soulanges prior to 1914
Vaudreuil—Soulanges
13th 1917–1921     Gustave Benjamin Boyer Liberal
14th 1921–1922
1922–1925     Joseph-Rodolphe Ouimet Liberal
15th 1925–1926     Lawrence Alexander Wilson Liberal
16th 1926–1930
17th 1930–1935     Joseph Thauvette Liberal
18th 1935–1940
19th 1940–1945
20th 1945–1949     Louis-René Beaudoin Liberal
21st 1949–1953
22nd 1953–1957
23rd 1957–1958
24th 1958–1962     Marcel Bourbonnais Progressive Conservative
25th 1962–1963
26th 1963–1965     René Émard Liberal
27th 1965–1968
Vaudreuil from 1966 to 1996
Vaudreuil-Soulanges
36th 1997–2000     Nick Discepola Liberal
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006     Meili Faille Bloc Québécois
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present     Jamie Nicholls New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Vaudreuil-Soulanges, 1997 - present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jamie Nicholls 30,177 43.61 +33.98
Bloc Québécois Meili Faille 17,781 25.69 -15.65
Conservative Marc Boudreau 11,360 16.41 -7.28
Liberal Lyne Pelchat 8,023 11.59 -9.74
Green Jean-Yves Massenet 1,864 2.69 -1.32
Total valid votes/Expense limit 69,205 100.00
Total rejected ballots 763 1.09
Turnout 69,968 67.23
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Meili Faille 27,044 41.34 -1.82 $80,072
Conservative Michael Fortier 15,496 23.69 +4.69 $87,967
Liberal Brigitte Legault 13,954 21.33 -6.96 $32,958
New Democratic Maxime Héroux-Legault 6,298 9.63 +4.09 $1,519
Green Jean-Yves Massenet 2,625 4.01 +0.10 $1,913
Total valid votes/Expense limit 65,417 100.00 $96,487
Total rejected ballots 729 1.10
Turnout 66,146 67.76
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Meili Faille 27,012 43.16 -1.13 $85,133
Liberal Marc Garneau 17,768 28.39 -10.41 $79,413
Conservative Stephane Bourgon 11,889 19.00 +10.81 $35,090
New Democratic Bert Markgraf 3,468 5.54 +1.64 $3,385
Green Pierre Pariseau-Legault 2,450 3.91 +0.14 $1,144
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,587 100.00 $85,543
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Meili Faille 24,675 44.29 +4.31 $67,962
Liberal Nick Discepola 21,613 38.80 -12.77 $57,607
Conservative Robert Ramage 4,558 8.18 -3.99 $25,438
New Democratic Bert Markgraf 2,175 3.90 +2.13 $2,698
Green Julie C. Baribeau 2,103 3.77 $1,206
Marijuana Charles Soucy 585 1.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,709 100.00 $81,759

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Nick Discepola 26,292 51.56 +6.56
Bloc Québécois Éric Cimon 17,587 34.49 +1.09
Alliance Dean Drysdale 4,188 8.21 +7.12
Progressive Conservative Stratos Psarianos 2,020 3.96 -14.59
New Democratic Shaun G. Lynch 904 1.77 +0.75
Total valid votes 50,991 100.00

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Nick Discepola 23,676 45.00
Bloc Québécois René St-Onge 17,574 33.40
Progressive Conservative Jean Lajoie 9,760 18.55
Reform Peter McLoughlin 573 1.09
New Democratic Jason Sigurdson 538 1.02
Natural Law Eric E. Simon 490 0.93
Total valid votes 52,611 100.00

Vaudreuil—Soulanges, 1917–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal René Émard 8,955 50.79 +1.04
Progressive Conservative Marcel Bourbonnais 6,580 37.32 +2.59
New Democratic Roger Carrier 1,346 7.63
Ralliement créditiste Jean-Marie Veilleux 750 4.25 -9.22
Total valid votes 17,631 100.00

Note: Ralliement créditiste vote is compared to Social Credit vote in the 1963 election.

Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal René Émard 8,639 49.75 +3.72
Progressive Conservative J.-Marcel Bourbonnais 6,031 34.73 -12.81
Social Credit Marcel Lessard 2,340 13.48 +7.05
Independent Gérard Raymond 354 2.04
Total valid votes 17,364 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative J.-Marcel Bourbonnais 8,392 47.54 -5.33
Liberal Pierre Léger 8,126 46.03 -1.09
Social Credit Gabriel Godin 1,135 6.43
Total valid votes 17,653 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Marcel Bourbonnais 8,161 52.87 +21.36
Liberal Armand Asselin 7,274 47.13 -21.36
Total valid votes 15,435 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Louis-René Beaudoin 9,055 68.49 -10.48
Progressive Conservative Marcel Bourbonnais 4,166 31.51 +10.48
Total valid votes 13,221 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Louis-René Beaudoin 8,463 78.97 +11.40
Progressive Conservative Roger-Paul Sullivan 2,254 21.03 -11.40
Total valid votes 10,717 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Louis-René Beaudoin 7,622 67.56 +4.62
Progressive Conservative J.-Omer Lalonde 3,659 32.44
Total valid votes 11,281 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Louis-René Beaudoin 6,267 62.94 +14.75
Independent Jean Lamarche 1,880 18.88
Bloc populaire Robert Stocker 1,619 16.26
Co-operative Commonwealth J.-Albert Bourbonnais 191 1.92
Total valid votes 9,957 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph Thauvette 4,381 48.19 -19.95
National Government J.-E.-Philippe Deguire 2,210 24.31 -4.38
Independent Liberal Édouard Charlebois 1,441 15.85
Independent Liberal J.-Ernest Chevrier 1,059 11.65
Total valid votes 9,091 100.00

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph Thauvette 5,983 68.14 +17.17
Conservative Horace-Joseph Gagné 2,519 28.69 -0.05
Reconstruction Albert Lacombe 279 3.18
Total valid votes 8,781 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph Thauvette 4,313 50.96 -17.07
Conservative Horace-Joseph Gagné 2,432 28.74
Independent Liberal Roland-Gilles Mousseau 1,718 20.30 -6.95
Total valid votes 8,463 100.00
Canadian federal by-election, 29 July 1929
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Mr. Wilson's resignation, 1 February 1929
Liberal Lawrence Alexander Wilson 4,409 68.03 -6.44
Independent Liberal Roland-Gilles Mousseau 1,766 27.25
Independent Liberal Émile Gagné 306 4.72
Total valid votes 6,481 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lawrence Alexander Wilson 5,391 74.47 -2.23
Conservative Eugène Leroux 1,848 25.53 +2.23
Total valid votes 7,239 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lawrence Alexander Wilson 5,554 76.70 +13.17
Conservative Eugène Leroux 1,687 23.30
Total valid votes 7,241 100.00

Note: Change in popular vote is calculated from popular vote in the 1921 general election.

By-election on 21 March 1922

On Mr. Boyer being called to the Senate, 11 March 1922

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Rodolphe Ouimet acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gustave Boyer 5,366 63.53 -27.37
Independent Adrien Pharand 2,787 33.00
Progressive Julien Charlebois 293 3.47
Total valid votes 8,446 100.00

Note: Liberal vote is compared to Opposition vote in 1917 general election.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Gustave Boyer 4,075 90.90
Government (Unionist) Julien-Firmin Bissonnette 408 9.10
Total valid votes 4,483 100.00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

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