Laval Centre

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Laval Centre
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1976
District abolished2003
First contested1979
Last contested2000

Laval Centre (French: Laval-Centre; formerly known as Laval-des-Rapides) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 2004.

It was created as "Laval-des-Rapides" riding in 1976 from parts of Laval, Ahuntsic, Dollard and Duvernay ridings.

It was renamed "Laval Centre" in 1990.

It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Laval and Marc-Aurèle-Fortin ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Laval-des-Rapides
Riding created from Laval, Ahuntsic, Dollard and Duvernay
31st  1979–1980     Jeanne Sauvé Liberal
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988 Raymond Garneau
34th  1988–1993     Jacques Tétreault Progressive Conservative
Laval Centre
35th  1993–1997     Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral Bloc Québécois
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Laval and Marc-Aurèle-Fortin

Election results[edit]

Laval-des-Rapides[edit]

1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jeanne Sauvé 36,387
Progressive Conservative Pierre Trudeau 5,033
Social Credit Jean-Luc Roualdes 4,779
New Democratic Pierre Ivan Laroche 3,702
Union populaire François A. Lachapelle 472
Marxist–Leninist Marc Bélanger 254
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jeanne Sauvé 33,317
New Democratic Martin Vaillancourt 4,699
Progressive Conservative Guy Villiard 3,049
Rhinoceros Alain Bugs Bonnier 2,152
Social Credit Jean-Luc Roualdes 911
Union populaire Yves Henry 216
Marxist–Leninist Marc Bélanger 100
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raymond Garneau 22,789
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Hanigan 20,420
New Democratic Léo St-Louis 5,215
Rhinoceros Serge Lafortune 1,910
Parti nationaliste Denis Bertrand 1,492
Commonwealth of Canada François Lépine 90
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jacques Tétreault 27,955
Liberal François Arsenault 14,926
New Democratic John Shatilla 7,397
Green Paul Savard 1,511
Commonwealth of Canada Pierre Vigneault 224

Laval Centre[edit]

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral 31,391
Liberal Guymond Fortin 19,027
Progressive Conservative Bruno Fortier 4,497
Natural Law Yvon Dodier 662
New Democratic Afsun Qureshi 630
National Joe De Santis 323
Commonwealth of Canada Michel Destroismaisons 268
Abolitionist Emilien Martel 172
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral 22,668
Liberal Sylvie Matteau 20,222
Progressive Conservative Alain Dubois 13,132
New Democratic Jean-Yves Dion 1,188
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral 23,746
Liberal Pierre Lafleur 23,704
Progressive Conservative Guy Fortin 2,778
Alliance Eric Marchand 2,437
Green Julien Bernard 1,285
New Democratic Jean-Yves Dion 832

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

Coordinates: 45°34′08″N 73°43′19″W / 45.569°N 73.722°W / 45.569; -73.722