The Liberals are sweeping the West Island of Montreal again

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MP Francis Scarpaleggia was re-elected in the riding of Lac-St-Louis, marking his seventh consecutive victory since his first election in 2004

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Liberal candidates once again prevailed in the three West Island ridings of Montreal in Monday’s federal election.

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MP Francis Scarpaleggia was re-elected to the Lac-St-Louis constituency, marking his seventh consecutive victory since his first election in 2004.

The electoral division encompasses a band of municipalities, including Beaconsfield, Baie-D’Urfé, Kirkland, Pointe-Claire, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville. It also includes the western part of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and the southwest part of the ÃŽle-Bizard – Ste-Geneviève borough.

With almost all 233 polls counted, Scarpaleggia garnered almost 29,000 votes, or about 55% of all votes cast.

In second place was Conservative candidate Ann Francis with 10,150 votes or 19%. Jonathan Gray of the NDP was third with 7,094, followed by Rémi Lebeuf of the Bloc Québécois with 2,889.

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Milan Kona-Mancini of the Green Party was fifth with 1,731 votes, followed by Afia Lassy of the People’s Party of Canada with 1,632 votes.

Scarpaleggia, who succeeded Clifford Lincoln as MP for the constituency 17 years ago, said despite the pandemic, most voters he met were optimistic about going to the polls for the second time since 2019.

“I found people to be very positive about doing their democratic duty. I didn’t have a negative feeling about the elections at all, ”he said.

“Some people have asked me, ‘Why now?’ sure. But it gave me the opportunity to explain the context to the House of Commons. I firmly believe that if we had come back in the fall without having a chance to cool off, everything would have stopped. It is a historical fact that minority governments last a maximum of two years. It is a reality in our Canadian parliamentary system.

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“What happens in minority governments, after about 18 months the opposition feels that an election is approaching, and they start to slow things down, and Parliament starts to shut down. They will let a few laws pass, just to say that they are cooperating. But really day to day things are slowing down. This was what was happening during the spring session, so I think it was important to have a renewed mandate, even if it is in the minority, to send a signal to get things moving properly again.

Scarpaleggia also noted that many of her voters voted early.

“A lot of people voted early,” he said. “In the home stretch, when we were door-to-door or on train platforms, so many people were saying, ‘I have already voted. “”

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In the Pierrefonds-Dollard constituency, outgoing Liberal MP Sameer Zuberi won with 27,521 votes, or 56% of the total votes cast.

Conservative candidate Terry Roberts finished second with 10,147 votes, or 21%. NDP candidate Maninderjit Kaur Tumbar was third with 5,734 votes (12%), while Nadia Bourque of the Bloc Québécois was fourth with 4,010 votes (eight percent). PPC’s Mark Sibthorpe garnered 1,901 votes (four percent).

In the Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle constituency, outgoing Liberal MP Anju Dhillon won with 25,223 votes, or 52% of the votes cast.

Cloé Rose Jenneau of the Bloc Québécois placed second with 7,542 votes (16%), followed by NDP candidate Fabiola Ngamaleu Teumeni with 6,241 votes (13%).

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Conservative candidate Jude Bazelais was fourth with 5,754 votes (12%), followed by Michael Patterson of the PPC with 2,020 votes (four percent) and Laura Mariani of the Green Party with 1,351 votes (three percent).

In the constituency of the island of Vaudreuil Soulangesoutgoing Liberal MP Peter Schiefke won with 29,377 votes (46%).

Thierry Vadnais-Lapierre of the Bloc Québécois finished second with 14,117 votes (22%), while conservative Karen Cox finished third with 10,425 (16.4%).

Niklas Brake of the NDP was fourth with 6,696 votes (11%), followed by Cameron Stiff of the Green Party with 1,615 votes (three percent) and Ginette Destrempes of the Free Party of Canada with 1,339 votes (two percent). ).

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  1. Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Liberal candidate in the riding of St-Laurent, addresses a voter in her riding on September 16, 2021.

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  2. Outgoing Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia is running for his sixth consecutive term in the riding of Lac-Saint-Louis, in the West Island.

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