October 1, 2018 1:22 am
Updated: October 1, 2018 1:36 pm

Quebec election: Viau results

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The electoral division of Viau is in Montreal and includes part of the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension.

The four candidates from parties serving in the National Assembly at dissolution:

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.

History

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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