Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères

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Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
Quebec electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Xavier Barsalou-Duval
Bloc Québécois
District created 2013
First contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 95,326
Electors (2011) 78,251
Area (km²)[1] 688
Pop. density (per km²) 138.6
Census divisions Longueuil, Marguerite-D'Youville, La Vallée-du-Richelieu
Census subdivisions Boucherville, 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–Present     Xavier Barsalou-Duval Bloc Québécois

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Xavier Barsalou-Duval 17,007 28.64 -5.56
Liberal Lucie Gagnon 16,794 28.28 +18.4
New Democratic Raphaël Fortin 14,454 24.34 -20.5
Conservative Clovis Maheux 6,079 10.24 +1.84
Green JiCi Lauzon (fr) 5,056 8.51 +6.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0     $212,667.64
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 78,251
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2011 federal election redistributed results[8]
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. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  8. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections