Liberal candidate Marc Miller elected in Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs
MONTREAL – Liberal candidate Marc Miller has been elected in the downtown Montreal riding of Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs.
He is a lawyer who served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry section commander.
He is also a high school friend of Justin Trudeau’s.
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This was one of the new ridings created in 2011 as the island of Montreal gained one seat due to the growth in population here and across the country.
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Had this riding existed in 2011, the NDP would have won the seat with 43.5 per cent of the vote, followed by the Bloc Québécois with 23.7 per cent.
NDP candidate Allisson Turner, a lawyer who lives in the riding, hoped to keep the riding orange but ultimately came in second place.
Conservative candidate Steve Shanahan, a Montreal city councillor, came in third.
The Bloc Québécois candidate, teacher Chantal St-Onge, was fourth.
Polls during the campaign indicated the riding would likely come down to a battle of the lawyers — Turner for the NDP, and Miller for the Liberals.
The riding combines bits of Jeanne-Le Ber, Westmount—Ville-Marie, Laurier—Sainte-Marie and Outremont.
It also includes the neighbourhoods around McGill and Concordia Universities, Cité-du-Havre, and Pointe Saint-Charles.
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The new riding encompassed a variety of voting histories, with some voters traditionally voting for the Bloc prior to 2011, and others traditionally voting Liberal.
The median age as of the 2011 census was 35, making it the third youngest riding in Quebec.
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