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
 
 
 
Luc Berthold
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 88,745
Electors (2015) 71,133
Area (km²)[2] 6,278
Pop. density (per km²) 14.1
Census divisions Les Appalaches RCM, L'Érable RCM, Le Granit RCM
Census subdivisions Adstock, Disraeli, East Broughton, Lac-Mégantic, Plessisville, Princeville, Saint-Ferdinand, Thetford Mines

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 Luc Berthold.

Geography[edit]

Straddling the Quebec regions of Centre-du-Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches and Estrie, it consists of the regional county municipalities of Les Appalaches, L'Érable, and Le Granit. Notable towns include Thetford Mines, Plessisville 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.

The 2012 electoral redistribution saw this riding gain territory from Beauce and lose a small fraction of territory to Lévis—Lotbinière.

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  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present Luc Berthold

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Luc Berthold 16,749 35.42 -13.72 $80,017.18
Liberal David Berthiaume 13,308 28.14 +22.17 $15,610.11
New Democratic Jean-François Delisle 10,386 21.96 -4.30 $59,606.77
Bloc Québécois Virginie Provost 5,838 12.35 -4.26 $4,049.48
Green Justin Gervais 1,006 2.13 +0.65
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,287 100.0     $204,975.86
Total rejected ballots 941
Turnout 48,228 67.4%
Eligible voters 71,469
Conservative hold Swing -17.94
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2011 federal election redistributed results[5]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 22,321 49.14
  New Democratic 11,929 26.26
  Bloc Québécois 7,542 16.61
  Liberal 2,711 5.97
  Green 667 1.47
  Others 250 0.55
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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