Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis

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Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis
Quebec electoral district
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Lévis—Bellechasse in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Steven Blaney
Conservative
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]114,966
Electors (2015)91,899
Area (km²)[2]3,202.78
Pop. density (per km²)35.9
Census divisionsBellechasse RCM, Les Etchemins RCM, Lévis
Census subdivisionsBeaumont, Lac-Etchemin, Lévis (part), Saint-Anselme, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Saint-Henri, Sainte-Claire

Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis (formerly Lévis—Bellechasse) 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 Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and Bellechasse—Etchemins—Montmagny—L'Islet ridings.

Geography[edit]

The riding is located south of Quebec City and covers a strip of land between the city's cross-river suburbs and the Canada–US border. It is located in the Quebec region of Chaudière-Appalaches. It consists of the RCM of Bellechasse and most of Les Etchemins, as well as the eastern part of the city of Lévis.

The neighbouring ridings are Beauce, Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Louis-Hébert, Québec, Beauport—Limoilou, Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, and Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup.

The 2012 federal electoral distribution has concluded this riding will retain its current boundaries, but was renamed Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis.

Profile[edit]

The rural regions to the east of the riding are extremely strong areas for the Conservatives. The city of Lévis, however, is more of a battleground region. In the 2011 election, the Tories had to contend with a strong NDP performance in that city. The NDP's support was more concentrated to the west of the Boulevard de la Rive-Sud, closer to the river front.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Lévis—Bellechasse
Riding created from Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
and Bellechasse—Etchemins—Montmagny—L'Islet
38th  2004–2006     Réal Lapierre Bloc Québécois
39th  2006–2008     Steven Blaney Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis
42nd  2015–2019     Steven Blaney Conservative
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Blaney 32,283 50.09 -0.83 -
Bloc Québécois Sébastien Bouchard-Théberge 14,754 22.89 +11.36 -
Liberal Laurence Harvey 10,734 16.66 -4.05 -
New Democratic Khuon Chamroeun 3,256 5.05 -8.55 -
Green André Voyer 1,925 2.99 -0.26 -
People's Marc Johnston 1,307 2.03 - -
Christian Heritage Yves Gilbert 188 0.29 - -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,447 98.30 -1.70 -
Total rejected ballots 1,113 1.70 +0.81
Turnout 65,560 69.55 +0.93
Eligible voters 94,257
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]

This renamed riding maintained its boundaries for the 42nd Canadian federal election:

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Blaney 31,872 50.92 +6.97 $74,383.13
Liberal Jacques Turgeon 12,961 20.71 +14.89 $20,553.28
New Democratic Jean-Luc Daigle 8,516 13.6 -20.21 $11,888.30
Bloc Québécois Antoine Dubé 7,217 11.53 -3.36 $17,164.62
Green André Bélisle 2,032 3.25 +1.71 $85,188.63
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,598 98.70 +0.06 $235,171.98
Total rejected ballots 824 1.30 -0.06
Turnout 63,422 68.62 +2.74
Eligible voters 92,420
Conservative hold Swing +13.7
Source: Elections Canada[5]

Lévis—Bellechasse, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Blaney 25,850 43.95 -1.95 $85,522.71
New Democratic Nicole Laliberté 19,890 33.81 +22.97 $336.36
Bloc Québécois Danielle-Maude Gosselin 8,757 14.89 -10.57 $44,495.06
Liberal Francis Laforesterie 3,421 5.82 -9.24 $16,904.21
Green Sacha Dougé 903 1.54 -1.00 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,821 98.64 +0.19 $94.740.90
Total rejected ballots 808 1.36 -0.19
Turnout 59,629 65.88 +3.43
Eligible voters 90,515
Conservative hold Swing -12.46
Sources:[6][7]
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Blaney 24,785 45.90 -0.50 $66,280.10
Bloc Québécois Guy Bergeron 13,747 25.46 -3.56 $18,536.02
Liberal Pauline Côté 8,130 15.06 +6.87 $14,138.27
New Democratic Gabriel Biron 5,856 10.84 +6.21 -
Green Lynne Champoux-Williams 1,370 2.54 -1.56 -
Marxist–Leninist Normand Fournier 113 0.21 - -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,001 98.45 -0.57 $90,335
Total rejected ballots 848 1.55 +0.57
Turnout 54,849 62.45 -3.47
Eligible voters 87,830
Conservative hold Swing +1.53
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Blaney 25,940 46.40 +27.35 $59,351.14
Bloc Québécois Réal Lapierre 16,223 29.02 -15.31 $61,706.32
Liberal Shirley Baril 4,581 8.19 -19.43 $9,831.42
Independent Normand Cadrin 4,275 7.65 - $15,519.63
New Democratic Éric Boucher 2,590 4.63 +0.77 $868.27
Green Mathieu Castonguay 2,293 4.10 -0.69 $3,066.75
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,902 99.02 +1.24 $83,486
Total rejected ballots 551 0.98 -1.24
Turnout 56,453 65.92 +6.31
Eligible voters 85,635
Conservative gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +21.33
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Réal Lapierre 21,930 44.34 +3.64 $52,753,68
Liberal Christian Jobin 13,664 27.62 -11.74 $61,102.89
Conservative Gilles Vézina 9,425 19.05 +0.88 $14,913.30
Green Sylvain Castonguay 2,372 4.80 - $936.08
New Democratic Louise Foisy 1,910 3.86 +2.49 -
Communist Christophe Vaillancourt 163 0.33 - $680.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,464 97.78 - $81,813
Total rejected ballots 1,124 2.22 -
Turnout 50,588 59.61 -3.51
Eligible voters 84,867
Bloc Québécois notional hold Swing +7.69
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the totals of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote %
  Bloc Québécois 20,855 40.70
  Liberal 20,166 39.36
  Alliance 6,480 12.65
  Progressive Conservative 2,828 5.52
  New Democratic 701 1.37
  Others 210 0.41

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 24034) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
  • 2011 Results from Elections Canada
  • Riding history

Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 46°38′N 70°32′W / 46.64°N 70.53°W / 46.64; -70.53