It’s since been redrawn.
“At the provincial level, this was René Lévesque’s seat,” said Denis Trudel, the Bloc Québécois candidate.
Trudel talks very fast and enthusiastically, delivery he’s doubtless learnt as a well-known Francophone actor.
Current incumbent, NDP MP Pierre Nantel hopes the redefined area will still vote him into the Commons.
“You never know,” he said.
“But we’re confident.”
The Conservatives are represented by John Sedlak and former city councillor Michael O’Grady is running on the Liberal ticket.
“If the NDP took it in 2011 there’s no reason why the Liberals can’t take it in 2015,” O’Grady told Global News.
A poignant issue in this riding is the controversial TransCanada pipeline, championed by the Conservatives.
Both Trudel and Nantel fear it could affect the water quality in Longueuil while O’Grady wants more consultation.
The election is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19.