Liberal incumbent Francis Scarpaleggia takes Lac-Saint-Louis

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MONTREAL – Liberal incumbent Francis Scarpaleggia has been granted a fifth straight term, beating his opponents by a landslide.

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The riding had been a Liberal stronghold since 1997, but slipped in 2011 when the NDP surged to finish a relatively close second.

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This time, the NDP’s candidate Ryan Young, a second-term city councillor from Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue who grew up in the neighbourhood, came in third place.

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The Conservatives ran Éric Girard, Senior Vice-President at National Bank, who came in second.

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The Bloc Québécois nominated Gabriel Bernier, a student at Collège André-Grasset, who finished fifth behind the Green Party‘s Bradford Dean.

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During a speech at John Abbott College, candidates were asked to address local issues including the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue locks, which are in desperate need of repair.

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The locks opened in 1882 at their current location in Sainte-Anne’s and are the busiest in Canada.

More than 16,000 recreational boats pass through every year.

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The riding sits on the west side of Montreal island and includes the communities of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Baie-d’Urfé, Kirkland, Beaconsfield, Pierrefonds and Pointe-Claire.

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Lac-Saint-Louis is the most anglophone riding in Quebec, as English is the first language of 45.6 per cent of residents (as of the 2011 census), the highest figure in the province.

It also has the highest median age in the province at 46.1 and has the second highest average income at $50,582.

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