Federal Election 2015: Terrebonne riding results
Summary: A riding with drastically changed boundaries, the NDP’s Charmaine Borg seeks re-election against two high-profile candidates.
Boundaries: The riding now includes all parts of the Terrebonne, including Lachenaie and La Plaine. Prior to redistribution, it contained Blainville, but not the northern or eastern parts of Terrebonne, and was called Terrebonne-Blainville.
Last Election: NDP MP Charmaine Borg was elected to Terrebonne-Blainville in 2011, defeated BQ MP Diane Bourgeois by 18.5 per cent.
Had this riding existed with its new boundaries the last election, the NDP would have taken it by 20.7 per cent more votes than the BQ (based on polling results).
History: Terrebonne had been its own electoral district since Canada’s very first election in 1867, with the exception of the elections between 1997 and 2011, when it was Terrebonne-Blainville. The area elected Bloc Québécois members exclusively between 1993 and 2011, but prior to that, elected PC candidates from 1984 to 1993, and Liberal candidates in 19 of 20 elections from 1917 to 1984.
Demographics: A predominately suburban area that is rapidly growing, just 9.3 per cent of Terrebonne residents were seniors as of the 2011 census, the second lowest number in the province. There are 1.1 children per household in Terrebonne, 12th highest in Quebec.
Conservative: Michel Surprenant, a victim’s advocate whose 16-year-old daughter Julie was murdered in 1999
NDP: Charmaine Borg, MP since 2011
Liberal: Michele Audette, president of the Native Woman’s Association of Canada
Bloc Québécois: Michel Boudrias, longtime sovereignty activist
Green: Susan Moen
Strength in Democracy: Louis Clément Sénat
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