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Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district

LaSalle—Émard in relation to other federal electoral districts in Montreal

Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP       Lise Zarac
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2008
District webpage profile, map
Population (2006) 100,327
Electors (2006) 76,647
Area (km²) 21
Pop. density (per km²) 4,777.5
Census divisions Montreal
Census subdivisions Montreal

LaSalle—Émard is a federal electoral district in the Canadian province of Quebec that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988. Its population in 2001 was 99,767. It is currently represented by Liberal Lise Zarac. The previous MP was the former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin.



The district includes the borough of LaSalle and the Southwest borough's Ville-Émard and Côte-Saint-Paul neighbourhoods. The neighbouring ridings are Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, Westmount—Ville-Marie, Jeanne-Le Ber, Brossard—La Prairie and Châteauguay—Saint-Constant.


Political geography

The LaSalle part of the riding is quite Liberal, with a few Bloc pockets in the west. Meanwhile, Ville-Émard and Côte-Saint-Paul are mostly Bloc areas.


The electoral district was created in 1987 from LaSalle, Saint-Henri—Westmount and Verdun—Saint-Paul ridings.

Member of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
LaSalle, Saint-Henri—Westmount and Verdun—Saint-Paul prior to 1987
34th 1988-1993     The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin Liberal
35th 1993-1997
36th 1997-2000
37th 2000-2004
38th 2004-2006
39th 2006-2008
40th 2008-present     Lise Zarac Liberal

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Lise Zarac 17,226 40.6% -7.6
     Bloc Québécois Frédéric Isaya 10,384 24.5% -4.1
     Conservative Béatrice Guay-Pepper 6,802 16.0% +3.3
     New Democrat Amy Darwish 5,622 13.2% +7.1
     Green Kristina Vitelli 1,579 3.7% +0.5
     Independent Antoine Kaluzny 674 1.6% --
     Marxist-Leninist Yves Le Seigle 144 0.3% -0.1
Total 42,431 100%
Rejected ballots 648
Total number of votes 43,079
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Paul Martin 22,751 48.24% -8.4
     Bloc Québécois May Chiu 13,507 28.64% -2.1
     Conservative Georges-Alexandre Bastien 6,001 12.72% +7.7
     New Democrat Russ Johnson 2,886 6.12% +1.7
     Green Serge Bellemare 1,505 3.19% +1.0
     Independent Jean-Philippe Lebleu 281 0.6% --
     Marxist-Leninist Jean-Paul Bédard 231 0.41% -0.1
Total 41,162 100%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Paul Martin 25,806 56.6 -9.1
     Bloc Québécois Thierry Larrivée 14,001 30.7 +6.4
     Conservative Nicole Roy-Arcelin 2,271 5.0 -1.0
     New Democrat Rebecca Blaikie 1,995 4.4 +2.6
     Green Douglas Jack 1,000 2.2 +2.2
     Marijuana Marc-Boris St-Maurice 349 0.8 -0.9
     Marxist-Leninist Jean-Paul Bédard 210 0.5 +0.5
Total 45,632

Change from 2000 for top three parties is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Martin 32,069
     Bloc Québécois Denis Martel 11,805
     Canadian Alliance Giuseppe Joe De Santis 1,806
     Progressive Conservative Deepak T. Massand 1,111
     New Democrat David Bernans 837
     Marijuana Mathieux St-Cyr 765
     Natural Law Gilles Bigras 273
     Communist Irma Ortiz 107
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Martin 32,317
     Bloc Québécois Jean-Pierre Chalifoux 12,953
     Progressive Conservative Josée Bélanger 6,445
     New Democrat Joe Bowman 920
     Natural Law Russell Guest 453
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Martin 30,866
     Bloc Québécois Éric Cimon 17,280
     Progressive Conservative Johanne Senécal 2,368
     New Democrat Richard Belzile 708
     Natural Law George Amarica 419
     Commonwealth Giampaolo Carli 120
     Abolitionist Thérèse Turmel 103
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Martin 23,394
     Progressive Conservative Claude Lanthier 21,979
     New Democrat Jean-Claude Bohrer 5,458
     Not affiliated Ginette Boutet 305
     Communist Ginette Gauthier 212
     Commonwealth Nancy Guice 117

See also

External links

Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
2003 – 2006
Succeeded by
Calgary Southwest


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