Summary: NDP MP François Choquette broke the Bloc Québécois hold on this riding in 2011. His BQ opponent this time is another former MP, Diane Bourgeois, who represented Terrebonne-Blainville from 2000 until she was defeated in 2011.
Boundaries: This riding is south of the St. Lawrence river, between Montreal and Quebec City. It includes all of the regional county municipality of Drummond. The largest city here is Drummondville. There are no boundary changes this year.
Last Election: NDP Choquette won with 51.6 per cent of the vote. The BQ incumbent, Roger Pomerleau, earned 22.0 per cent.
History: Before 2011, this riding was a Bloc Québécois stronghold, voting for the party in every election since 1993. MP Pauline Picard held the seat from 1993 until she retired in 2008. Pomerleau only won one election, in 2008. Prior to the BQ, Drummond elected PC candidates from 1984 to 1993, and Liberal candidates throughout the Trudeau era.
Conservative: Pascale Déry, former journalist
NDP: François Choquette, MP since 2011
Liberal: Pierre Côté, import/export consultant
Bloc Québécois: Diane Bourgeois, MP for Terrebonne-Blainville from 2000-2011
Green: Émile Coderre
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