Maurice-Richard is a new riding, created after a vast consultation on redesigning the boundaries of Quebec’s provincial ridings.
It was formerly known as Crémazie and comprises parts of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montreal-Nord boroughs of the City of Montreal.
The four candidates from parties serving in the National Assembly at dissolution:
Coalition Avenir Québec: Manon Gauthier
Parti Québécois: Frédéric Lapointe
Quebec Liberal Party: Marie Montpetit
Québec Solidaire: Raphaël Rebelo
The incumbent in the riding is Liberal Marie Montpetit, who was elected to the national assembly in 2014.
The riding, formerly known as Crémazie, was created for the 1973 election from parts of the Ahuntsic and Bourassa electoral districts.
It was renamed for Maurice “The Rocket” Richard, an iconic hockey player who played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens.