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La Prairie (provincial electoral district)

La Prairie is a provincial electoral district in Quebec, Canada that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It consists of the cities of Candiac, Delson, La Prairie and Saint-Philippe. Prior to 1988, it was spelled as one word: Laprairie.[3]

La Prairie
Quebec electoral district
Coordinates:45°22′55″N 73°28′01″W / 45.382°N 73.467°W / 45.382; -73.467Coordinates: 45°22′55″N 73°28′01″W / 45.382°N 73.467°W / 45.382; -73.467
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
MNA
 
 
 
Christian Dubé
Coalition Avenir Québec
District created1867
District abolished1922
District re-created1972
First contested1867
Last contested2018
Demographics
Population (2006)76,004
Electors (2012)[1]41,572
Area (km²)[2]143.2
Pop. density (per km²)530.8
Census divisionsRoussillon (part)
Census subdivisionsCandiac, Delson, La Prairie, Saint-Philippe

It was originally created for the 1867 election (and an electoral district of that name existed earlier in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada). Its final election was in 1919. It disappeared in the 1923 election and its successor electoral district was Napierville-Laprairie. It was recreated in for the 1973 election from parts of Chambly and Napierville-Laprairie.

In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it lost Saint-Constant and Saint-Mathieu to the newly created Sanguinet electoral district.

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Members of the Legislative Assembly / National AssemblyEdit

Legislature Years Member Party
Laprairie
1st  1867–1871     Césaire Thérien Conservative
2nd  1871–1875 Andrew Esinhart
3rd  1875–1878 Léon-Benoît-Alfred Charlebois
4th  1878–1881
5th  1881–1886
6th  1886–1887†
 1887–1889     Odilon Goyette Parti national
 1889–1890
7th  1890–1892 Georges Duhamel
8th  1892–1897     Cyrille Doyon Conservative
9th  1897–1900     Côme-Séraphin Cherrier Liberal
10th  1900–1904
11th  1904–1908
12th  1908–1912     Esioff-Léon Patenaude Conservative
13th  1912–1916
14th  1916–1919     Wilfrid Cédilot Liberal
15th  1919–1923
Riding dissolved into Napierville-Laprairie
Riding re-created from Napierville-Laprairie
30th  1973–1976     Paul Berthiaume Liberal
31st  1976–1981     Gilles Michaud Parti Québécois
32nd  1981–1985     Jean-Pierre Saintonge Liberal
33rd  1985–1989
La Prairie
34th  1989–1994     Denis Lazure Parti Québécois
35th  1994–1996
 1996–1998 Monique Simard
36th  1998–2003 Serge Geoffrion
37th  2003–2007     Jean Dubuc Liberal
38th  2007–2008     Monique Roy Verville Action démocratique
39th  2008–2012     François Rebello Parti Québécois
 2012–2012     Coalition Avenir Québec
40th  2012–2014 Stéphane Le Bouyonnec
41st  2014–2018     Richard Merlini Liberal
42nd  2018–Present     Christian Dubé Coalition Avenir Québec

Election resultsEdit

2007 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Action démocratique Monique Roy Verville 14,453 33.79
Parti Québécois François Rebello 13,168 30.79
Liberal Jean Dubuc 12,251 28.64
Green Louis Corbeil 1,605 3.75
Québec solidaire Antoine Pich 818 1.91
Bloc Pot Guy Latour 238 0.56
Independent Martin McNeil 179 0.42
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 60 0.14
Total valid votes 42,772 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 442
Turnout 43,214 77.50
Electors on the lists 55,758
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
2008 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois François Rebello 16,382 44.83
Liberal Marc Savard 13,678 37.43
Action démocratique Monique Roy Verville 5,178 14.17
Québec solidaire Danielle Maire 760 2.08
Independent Martin McNeil 392 1.07
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 150 0.41
Total valid votes 36,540 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 584
Turnout 37,124 63.62
Electors on the lists 58,350
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
2012 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Avenir Québec Stéphane Le Bouyonnec 11,094 32.64 +19.56
Parti Québécois Pierre Langlois 11,019 32.42 -9.70
Liberal Lucie F. Roussel 9,338 27.48 -13.96
Québec solidaire Yohan Perron 1,195 3.52 +1.46
Option nationale Jean-Pierre Gouin 473 1.39  
Green Kevin Murphy 469 1.38  
Coalition pour la constituante Adrian Ahsly Gutierrez 179 0.53  
Conservative Monique Roy-Verville 172 0.51  
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 48 0.14 -0.21
Total valid votes 33,987 98.78
Total rejected ballots 419 1.22
Turnout 34,406 82.45  
Electors on the lists 41,728
^ Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ.
Coalition Avenir Québec gain from Parti Québécois Swing +14.63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General information on the provincial electoral divisions - Le Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ)". Electionsquebec.qc.ca. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  2. ^ "General information on the provincial electoral divisions - Le Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ)". Electionsquebec.qc.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  3. ^ "La Prairie: History of the electoral division". Elections Quebec. Le Directeur général des élections du Québec. Retrieved 2012-05-06.

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