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Jeanne-Le Ber

Jeanne-Le Ber
Quebec electoral district
Jeanne-Le Ber in relation to other electoral districts in Montreal
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Tyrone Benskin
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 115,821
Electors (2006) 86,201
Area (km²)[2] 19.87
Pop. density (per km²) 5,828.9
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal

Jeanne-Le Ber is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population in 2006 was 112,863.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Political geography 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • History 3
    • Members of Parliament 3.1
  • Election results 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
    • Notes 6.1

Geography

The district includes the Borough of Verdun, along with the neighbourhoods of Saint-Henri, Little Burgundy, and Pointe-Saint-Charles and the eastern part of Côte-Saint-Paul, in the Southwest borough. It was named for Jeanne Le Ber, a religious recluse and craftswoman who lived in Pointe-Saint-Charles in the 18th century.

Political geography

Until 2011, the Bloc Québécois was strongest in Verdun, Saint-Henri and Point-Saint-Charles while the Liberal Party of Canada prevailed in Nuns' Island and Little Burgundy. However, in 2011 the NDP swept nearly every poll in the borough.

Demographics

Average family income: $57,496 [4] (2001)
Median household income: $31,386 [5]
Unemployment: 9.8%
Language, Mother Tongue: French 65%, English 19%, Other 16%
Religion: Catholic 70%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 4%, Other Christian 2%, Orthodox Christian 1%, Buddhist 1%, Jewish 1%, Hindu 1%, Other 1%, No Religious Affiliation 12%. [6]
Visible Minority: Black 5%, Chinese 3%, South Asian 2%, Arab 2%, Latin American 2%, Others 2%, Southeast Asian 1%.

History

The riding was created in 2003 from the ridings of Verdun—Saint-Henri—Saint-Paul—Pointe Saint-Charles and Westmount—Ville-Marie; essentially the area of Little Burgundy and Griffintown were transferred from Westmount—Ville-Marie to Verdun—Saint-Henri—Saint-Paul—Pointe Saint-Charles.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Jeanne-Le Ber
Riding created from Verdun—Saint-Henri—Saint-Paul—Pointe Saint-Charles
and Westmount—Ville-Marie
38th  2004–2006     Liza Frulla Liberal
39th  2006–2008     Thierry St-Cyr Bloc Québécois
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015     Tyrone Benskin New Democratic
Riding dissolved into Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs and LaSalle—Émard—Verdun

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Tyrone Benskin 23,293 44.66 +28.96 $25,255.34
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 12,635 24.22 -10.69 $91,577.01
Liberal Mark Bruneau 10,054 19.28 -12.98 $93,089.65
Conservative Pierre Lafontaine 4,678 8.97 -2.22 $17,698.39
Green Richard Noël 1,377 2.64 -2.14 $3,679.20
Marxist–Leninist Eileen Studd 121 0.23
Total valid votes 52,158 100.00
Total rejected ballots 637 1.21 +0.01
Turnout 52,795 59.61 +1.95
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 17,144 34.91 -5.31 $89,615
Liberal Christian Feuillette 15,841 32.26 -1.80 $67,962
New Democratic Daniel Breton 7,708 15.70 +6.51 $32,536
Conservative Daniel Beaudin 5,494 11.19 -0.65 $28,824
Green Véronik Sansoucy 2,345 4.78 +0.09 $669
Independent Darryl Gray 577 1.17
Total valid votes 49,109 100.00
Total rejected ballots 595 1.20
Turnout 49,704 57.66
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -1.75
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 20,213 40.22 -0.71 $60,248
Liberal Liza Frulla 17,118 34.06 -7.03 $81,394
Conservative Pierre-Olivier Brunelle 5,951 11.84 +6.31 $21,417
New Democratic Matthew McLauchlin 4,621 9.19 +2.28 $9,536
Green Claude William Genest 2,357 4.69 +0.61 $30
Total valid votes 50,260 100.00
Bloc Québécois gain from Liberal Swing -3.16
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Liza Frulla 18,766 41.09 -10.53 $61,848
Bloc Québécois Thierry St-Cyr 18,694 40.93 +12.32 $32,921
New Democratic Anthony Philbin 3,160 6.92 +4.28 $1,281
Conservative Pierre-Albert Sévigny 2,524 5.53 -6.20 $14,155
Green Jean-Claude Mercier 1,864 4.08
Marijuana Cathy Duchesne 520 1.14
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 148 0.32
Total valid votes 45,676 100.00 $81,871
     Liberal hold Swing -11.4

Change is from redistributed votes from the 2000 election. Conservative change is based on a combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative votes.

See also

References

  • "(Code 24024) Census Profile".  
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
  • Riding history from the Library of Parliament

Notes

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012

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