Westmount—Ville-Marie

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Westmount—Ville-Marie
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Westmount Ville-Marie.png
Westmount—Ville-Marie in relation to other federal electoral districts in Montreal
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Marc Garneau
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 103,263
Electors (2011) 77,112
Area (km²)[2] 15.74
Pop. density (per km²) 6,560.5
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal, Westmount

Westmount—Ville-Marie is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. Its population in 2001 was 97,226.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the City of Westmount as well as Old Montreal and the southwestern part of Downtown Montreal in the Borough of Ville-Marie, the western part of The Plateau in the Borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and the part of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce east of Hingston Avenue in the Borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in the City of Montreal.[3]

Political geography[edit]

The Liberals are strong throughout this riding, but have their strongest support in Westmount. In the 2008 election, the NDP saw their second strongest result on the island in this riding. Much of their support was concentrated in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, where they won a handful of polls. In the 2011 election, the NDP surge held the Liberals to a tight margin of victory of under 700 votes.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2001 Census
  • Ethnic groups: 75.9% White, 5.9% Chinese, 5.1% Arab, 3.7% Black, 2.4% South Asian, 1.8% Latin American, 1.1% West Asian
  • Languages: 37.8% English, 29.6% French, 29.3% Others, 3.2% Multiple responses
  • Religions: 40.2% Catholic, 12.5% Protestant, 11.9% Jewish, 7.3% Muslim, 4.0% Christian Orthodox, 2.0% Other Christian, 1.3% Buddhist, 19.3% No religion
  • Average income: $44,790

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from parts of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Saint-Henri—Westmount ridings.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Westmount—Ville-Marie
Riding created from Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
and Saint-Henri—Westmount
36th  1997 − 2000     Lucienne Robillard Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Marc Garneau Liberal
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Marc Garneau 15,346 37.18 -9.29
New Democratic Joanne Corbeil 14,704 35.62 +12.69
Conservative Neil Drabkin 7,218 17.49 +1.68
Bloc Québécois Véronique Roy 2,278 5.52 -1.74
Green Andrew Carkner 1,516 3.67 -3.37
Rhinoceros Victoria Haliburton 140 0.34 +0.18
Communist Bill Sloan 73 0.18 +0.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,275 100.00
Total rejected ballots 165 0.40
Turnout 41,440 53.76
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Marc Garneau 18,041 46.47 +0.79 $78,009
New Democratic Anne Lagacé Dowson 8,904 22.93 +7.56 $79,186
Conservative Guy Dufort 6,139 15.81 -1.84 $34,968
Bloc Québécois Charles Larivée 2,818 7.26 -5.30 $8,281
Green Claude William Genest 2,733 7.04 -1.31
Rhinoceros Judith Vienneau 62 0.16
Marxist–Leninist Linda Sullivan 49 0.13 -0.10
Independent David Rovins 47 0.12 $30
Communist Bill Sloan 34 0.09 -0.08 $2,433
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,827 100.00 $83,153
Total rejected ballots 224 0.57
Turnout 39,051 50.64
     Liberal hold Swing -3.4
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lucienne Robillard 18,884 45.68 -10.16 $70,313
Conservative Louise O'Sullivan 7,295 17.65 +7.58 $27,009
New Democratic Eric Wilson Steedman 6,356 15.37 +3.38 $13,082
Bloc Québécois Sophie Frechette 5,191 12.56 -2.25 $9,770
Green Julie Sabourin 3,451 8.35 +2.30 $122
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lachapelle 94 0.23 * $0
Communist Bill Sloan 69 0.17 -0.09 $380
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,340 100.00 $78,264
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lucienne Robillard 22,337 55.84 -4.39 $63,132
Bloc Québécois Louis La Rochelle 5,922 14.81 +4.11 $10,025
New Democratic Eric Wilson Steedman 4,795 11.99 +6.79 $5,379
Conservative Robert Gervais 4,027 10.07 -6.32 $53,493
Green Brian Sarwer-Foner 2,419 6.05 +2.80 $1,039
Marijuana David John Proctor 396 0.99 -0.81
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lachapelle 103 0.26 -0.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,999 100.00 $78,247

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 Lucienne Robillard 23,209 60.23 +0.13
Progressive Conservative Bryan Price 4,610 11.96 -5.42
Bloc Québécois Marcela Valdivia 4,121 10.69 -0.62
New Democratic Willy Blomme 2,001 5.19 -0.53
Alliance Felix Cotte 1,706 4.43
Green Brian Sarwer-Foner 1,251 3.25 +1.57
Independent Michel Laporte 696 1.81
Marijuana Patrice Caron 693 1.80
Marxist–Leninist Saroj Bains 151 0.39 +0.02
Natural Law Allen Faguy 96 0.25 -0.22
Total valid votes 38,534 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lucienne Robillard 26,972 60.10
Progressive Conservative Tom Davis 7,802 17.39
Bloc Québécois Bernard Guité 5,078 11.32
New Democratic Chris Carter 2,566 5.72
Independent Roopnarine Singh 1,328 2.96
Green Brian Sarwer-Foner 751 1.67
Natural Law Allen Faguy 212 0.47
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 166 0.37
Total valid votes 44,875 100.00

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