Summary: If star power means anything, this riding will be a battle between the NDP and Conservative candidates. NDP MP Alexandrine Latendresse defeated Conservative cabinet minister Josée Verner in 2011, but declined to run again this year. That opened the door for Daniel Caron, a former Canadian ambassador to the Ukraine, to carry the NDP banner here. The Conservatives are running Gérard Deltell, a provincial MNA who was the final leader of the Action démocratique du Québec party, and who resigned his seat in the National Assembly in April to campaign federally.
Boundaries: This is one Quebec City’s six ridings, and not to be confused with the similarly-named Saint-Laurent riding in Montreal. This riding covers the northwest of the city, including Charlesbourg-Ouest, Le Cap, Place-Duclos, La Haute-Saint-Charles, and Val-Saint-Michel.
Last Election: NDP Latendresse earned 39.9 per cent of the vote, edging out Conservative Verner by 1,295 votes.
History: This riding was won by the Bloc Québecois when it was created in 2004. Verner won in 2006 and 2008. The NDP had finished fourth in every election before 2011, with the party’s previous best finish being 10.5 per cent of the vote.
Conservative: Gérard Deltell, former MNA (2008-2015)
NDP: Daniel Caron, former Canadian ambassador to Ukraine
Liberal: Youri Rousseau, armed forces veteran
Bloc Québécois: Ronald Sirard, lawyer
Green: Michel Savard, retired from Francois-Xavier-Garneau college
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