Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères

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Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
Quebec electoral district
Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères (Canadian electoral district).svg
Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères in relation to other electoral districts in Montreal and Laval
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Xavier Barsalou-Duval
Bloc Québécois
District created2013
First contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]95,326
Electors (2011)78,251
Area (km²)[1]688
Pop. density (per km²)138.6
Census divisionsLongueuil, Marguerite-D'Youville, La Vallée-du-Richelieu
Census subdivisionsBoucherville, Contrecœur, Saint-Amable, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Varennes, Verchères

Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères is a federal electoral district in Quebec. It encompasses a portion of Quebec that had been included in the electoral districts of Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher and Verchères—Les Patriotes.[2]

Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 2015 federal election, held 19 October 2015.[3]

The riding was supposed to be named Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères.[4]

Profile[edit]

The New Democratic Party support in this heavily Francophone riding came, in 2011, mostly from the southern end, in Boucherville. The Bloc Québécois did well in Varennes and Contrecœur, more in the north of the riding, and less affluent than Boucherville. The Liberals did better in Boucherville than in the northern portions of the riding, although their support was small. Conservative support, as is common in South Shore ridings, was also fairly low.

During the 2015 election the elected Member of Parliament (MP) Xavier Barsalou-Duval has the dubious distinction of being the MP elected with the smallest percentage of the popular vote receiving just 28.6% of the vote.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2016 Census
  • Languages: (2016) 95.0% French, 1.7% English, 0.8% Spanish, 0.4% Arabic, 0.4% Italian, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.1% Romanian, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Creole, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% German, 0.1% Farsi, 0.1% Greek[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
Riding created from Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher and Verchères—Les Patriotes
42nd  2015–2019     Xavier Barsalou-Duval Bloc Québécois
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Xavier Barsalou-Duval 31,009 51.0 +22.36
Liberal Simon Chalifoux 17,333 28.5 +0.22
Conservative Mathieu Daviault 4,910 8.1 -2.14
New Democratic Sean English 4,192 6.9 -17.44
Green Dany Gariépy 2,955 4.9 -3.61
People's Clifford Albert 384 0.6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,783 100.0
Total rejected ballots 913
Turnout 61,696 76.29 -0.04
Eligible voters 80,864
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Xavier Barsalou-Duval 17,007 28.64 -5.56
Liberal Lucie Gagnon 16,794 28.28 +18.40
New Democratic Raphaël Fortin 14,454 24.34 -20.51
Conservative Clovis Maheux 6,079 10.24 +1.82
Green JiCi Lauzon [fr] 5,056 8.51 +6.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,390 98.67   $212,667.64
Total rejected ballots 800 1.33
Turnout 60,190 76.33
Eligible voters 78,855
Bloc Québécois notional gain from New Democratic Swing +7.47
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
2011 federal election redistributed results[10]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 23,882 44.84
  Bloc Québécois 18,212 34.20
  Liberal 5,263 9.88
  Conservative 4,482 8.42
  Green 1,125 2.11
  Marxist–Leninist 292 0.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Final Report – Quebec
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  4. ^ http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=6654879&File=4
  5. ^ https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=109979&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=888&Temporal=2016,2017&THEME=118&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=
  6. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Election night results". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Official Voting Results for Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  10. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections