September 8, 2015 7:34 am
Updated: August 5, 2016 7:27 pm

Federal Election 2015: Jonquière riding results

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Summary: Voters in this riding will send a new MP to Ottawa. The incumbent, Claude Patry, won the seat in 2011 for the NDP, defeating Conservative cabinet minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn. Patry crossed the floor to the Bloc Québécois in 2013, and decided not to run again.

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Boundaries: Now called simply Jonquière, the former Jonquière-Alma riding has expanded dramatically in size in the 2013 redistribution, claiming most of the territory of the former Chicoutimi-Le Fjord riding, with the exception of the Saguenay-Chicoutimi area.

Last Election: Patry won for the NDP with 43.4 per cent of the vote. Blackburn finished second with 35.2 per cent.

History: The riding of Jonquière-Alma was created in 2004, and elected a Bloc Québécois MP that first year. Conservative Blackburn won in 2006 and 2008.

Candidates

Conservative: Ursula Larouche, biologist

NDP: Karine Trudel, letter carrier

Liberal: Marc Pettersen, Saguenay councillor

Bloc Québécois:  Jean-François Caron, political aide

Green: Carmen Budilean

Rhino: Marielle Couture

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