The electoral division of Viau is in Montreal and includes part of the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension.
Coalition Avenir Québec: Janny Gaspard
Parti Québécois: Mounddy Sanon
Quebec Liberal Party: Frantz Benjamin
Québec Solidaire: Sylvain Lafrenière
The incumbent heading into the 2018 election was Liberal MNA and Immigration Minister David Heurtel, who decided not to seek re-election.
Running for the Liberals is Frantz Benjamin, who made the jump from municipal to provincial politics.
He has been a Montreal city councillor for nine years, representing the district of Saint-Michel in the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension.
The riding of Viau was created in 1972.
It has elected Liberals in almost every election — the exception being in 1976, when the riding went to the Parti Québécois, the first time it took government.
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