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Saint-Jean is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

Saint-Jean
Quebec electoral district
Saint-Jean.png
Saint-Jean in relation to other Montérégie federal electoral districts.
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Jean Rioux
Liberal
District created1966
First contested1968
Last contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]108,244
Electors (2015)88,081
Area (km²)[2]734
Pop. density (per km²)147.5
Census subdivisionsSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Lacolle, Saint-Alexandre, Sainte-Anne-de-Sabrevois

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GeographyEdit

The riding extends along the Richelieu River southeast of Montreal, in the Quebec region of Montérégie. It consists of the northern and western parts of the RCM of Le Haut-Richelieu.

The neighbouring ridings are Beauharnois—Salaberry, Brossard—La Prairie, Chambly—Borduas, Shefford, and Brome—Missisquoi.

Its population is 102,902, with 85,659 registered electors, and has an area of 734 km².

ProfileEdit

Long a Bloc stronghold, the riding of Saint-Jean turned orange as the NDP swept the province of Quebec in 2011. BQ support was generally spread evenly throughout the riding, like the victorious NDP. The Liberals did slightly better in and around Lacolle than in other portions of the seat but had weak support in all parts of the riding. The Conservatives did have some pockets of good support, but they were largely isolated. Their support was largely uniform, although they did slightly better in the rural areas.

HistoryEdit

It was created in 1966 from parts of Beauharnois—Salaberry, Châteauguay—Huntingdon—Laprairie and Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville ridings.

This riding was not changed during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Parliament Years Member Party
Saint-Jean
Riding created from Beauharnois—Salaberry,
Châteauguay—Huntingdon—Laprairie and Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville
28th  1968–1972     Walter Bernard Smith Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980 Paul-André Massé
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     André Bissonnette Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993 Clément Couture
35th  1993–1997     Claude Bachand Bloc Québécois
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015     Tarik Brahmi New Democratic
42nd  2015–present     Jean Rioux Liberal

Election resultsEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
The 2019 general election will be held on October 21.
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Green André-Philippe Chenail
Bloc Québécois Christine Normandin
Liberal Jean Rioux
Conservative Martin Thibert
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jean Rioux 20,022 33.16 +24.32
New Democratic Hans Marotte 17,555 29.07 -18.40
Bloc Québécois Denis Hurtubise 14,979 24.81 -5.69
Conservative Stéphane Guinta 6,549 10.85 +0.18
Green Marilyn Redivo 1,281 2.12 -0.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,386 100.00;   $228,390.29
Total rejected ballots 1,231 2.00
Turnout 61,617 69.69
Eligible voters 88,414
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +21.36
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Tarik Brahmi 24,943 47.5 +37.2
Bloc Québécois Claude Bachand 16,023 30.5 -19.1
Conservative Jean Thouin 5,603 10.7 -6.7
Liberal Robert David 4,644 8.8 -8.9
Green Pierre Tremblay 1,326 2.5 -1.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,539 100.0
Total rejected ballots 862 1.6 +0.1
Turnout 53,401 62.3 -5.6
Eligible voters 85,659
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Claude Bachand 26,506 49.6 -4.4 $75,270
Liberal Claire Ste-Marie 9,430 17.7 +5.3 $18,708
Conservative Marie-Josée Mercier 9,281 17.4 -4.7 $86,608
New Democratic Philippe Refghi 5,529 10.3 +3.3 $1,813
Green Pierre Tremblay 2,160 4.0 -0.6 $872
Independent Guy Berger 520 1.0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,426 100.0 $87,185
Total rejected ballots 830 1.5
Turnout 54,256 67.9
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Claude Bachand 28,070 54.0 -6.1 $71,327
Conservative Francis Lévesque 11,516 22.1 +14.3 $6,476
Liberal Maro Akoury 6,426 12.4 -13.6 $27,591
New Democratic Mathieu-Gilles Lanciault 3,622 7.0 +3.5 $2,283
Green Véronique Bisaillon 2,371 4.6 +1.9 $311
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,005 100.0 $80,251
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Claude Bachand 29,485 60.1 +12.3 $74,555
Liberal Michel Fecteau 12,729 25.9 -10.4 $73,815
Conservative Joseph Khoury 3,856 7.9 -4.6 $29,196
New Democratic Jonathan Trépanier 1,687 3.4 +2.0 $86
Green Claude Genest 1,298 2.6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,055 100.0 $77,882

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Bloc Québécois Claude Bachand 22,686 47.8 +1.7
Liberal Joseph Khoury 17,262 36.4 +9.2
Alliance Josée Coulombe 3,169 6.7
Progressive Conservative Gérald L'Ecuyer 2,764 5.8 -18.7
Marijuana Marc St-Jean 872 1.8
New Democratic Julien Patenaude 698 1.5 -0.1
Total valid votes 47,451 100.0
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Bloc Québécois Claude Bachand 22,441 46.1 -9.8
Liberal Diane MacDonald 13,239 27.2 +0.4
Progressive Conservative Gérald L'Ecuyer 11,938 24.5 +9.9
New Democratic Julien Patenaude 755 1.5 +0.6
Marxist–Leninist André Davignon 347 0.7
Total valid votes 48,720 100.0
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Bloc Québécois Claude Bachand 29,753 55.9
Liberal Delbert Deschambault 14,244 26.7 -3.0
Progressive Conservative Clément Couture 7,795 14.6 -41.6
Natural Law Alain Longpré 872 1.6
New Democratic Jutta Teigeler 504 0.9 -10.8
Commonwealth of Canada Guy David 105 0.2
Total valid votes 53,273 100.0
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Clément Couture 27,685 56.3 -3.5
Liberal Gilles Dolbec 14,643 29.8 +1.0
New Democratic Rezeq Faraj 5,786 11.8 +4.7
Rhinoceros Sylvio Dubois 1,084 2.2 -0.1
Total valid votes 49,198 100.0
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative André Bissonnette 30,769 59.8 +49.2
Liberal Paul-André Massé 14,823 28.8 -43.3
New Democratic Todd Sloan 3,642 7.1 -5.4
Rhinoceros Gaëtan dit Paco Pelletier 1,209 2.3 0.0
Parti nationaliste Luc Choinière 1,002 1.9
Commonwealth of Canada Pierre Talbot 45 0.1
Total valid votes 51,490 100.0
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul-André Massé 30,134 72.1 +7.6
New Democratic Roger Roy 5,194 12.4 +7.4
Progressive Conservative Jean-Maurice Bergeron 4,410 10.6 +1.4
Rhinoceros Jean-Luc Arène 982 2.4 +0.8
Social Credit Marcel Coté 929 2.2 -16.5
Marxist–Leninist Monique Davignon 136 0.3 -0.1
Total valid votes 41,785 100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul-André Massé 28,496 64.5 +11.2
Social Credit Jean-Paul Lasnier 8,275 18.7 +10.2
Progressive Conservative Paul Desrochers 4,050 9.2 -18.3
New Democratic Todd Sloan 2,204 5.0 -1.4
Rhinoceros John Philipp McMillan II 666 1.5
Bloc Québécois Lionel C. Laporte 310 0.7
Marxist–Leninist Monique Davignon 179 0.4 -0.3
Total valid votes 44,180 100.0
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Walter Smith 18,798 53.3 9.4
Progressive Conservative J.-C.-Raymond Grenier 9,689 27.5 +4.9
Social Credit Claude Coté 3,014 8.6 -16.3
New Democratic Fernand Houde 2,234 6.3 +0.6
Independent André Avery 1,116 3.2
Marxist–Leninist André Davignon 250 0.7
Independent Louis Poirier 137 0.4
Total valid votes 35,238 100.0
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Walter Smith 16,459 43.9 -8.1
Social Credit André Avery 9,304 24.8 +20.3
Progressive Conservative Lucien Roy 8,462 22.6 -9.3
New Democratic Jean-Marc Lebeau 2,165 5.8 -5.1
Independent Maurice Gibeau 600 1.6
Independent Denis Lauzon 347 0.9
Independent Gilles Davignon 137 0.4
Total valid votes 37,474 100.0

Note: Social Credit vote is compared to Ralliement créditiste vote in the 1968 election.

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Walter Smith 15,878 52.0
Progressive Conservative Paul Beaulieu 9,715 31.8
New Democratic Gérard Docquier 3,332 10.9
Ralliement créditiste Louis Poirier 1,373 4.5
Démocratisation Économique Jean Meloche 214 0.7
Total valid votes 30,512 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "(Code 24064) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
  • Riding history from the Library of Parliament
  • 2011 Results from Elections Canada

NotesEdit

Coordinates: 45°14′N 73°14′W / 45.24°N 73.24°W / 45.24; -73.24