Manon Masse has won his fight to preserve his riding of Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques in the new electoral map.
The proposal of the Electoral Representation Commission (CRE) to merge the stronghold of solidarity with its neighbor Westmount-Saint-Louis caused a rise of shields. Mrs. Masse was indignant at the lack of consultation prior to the change and the lack of coherence of the new route.
The final version of the map, published Thursday morning in the official gazette of Quebec, maintains the constituency defended by solidarity.
“What a victory for the people of the Center-Sud,” said Masse in a chirping.
In the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, spokeswoman Julie St-Arnaud Drolet reiterated that no partisan criterion had any influence on the scenario chosen. “We thought our proposal to bring downtown Montreal to the same riding would be a rallying one,” she said. But there have been some comments brought to our attention that the natural communities of this environment did not have a satisfactory homogeneity in bringing people together. ”
The Chief Electoral Officer returned to his initial proposal to merge two other Montreal constituencies, Outremont and Mount Royal, both held by ministers Helene David and Pierre Arcand. Will there be an investiture between the two to know who will defend the colors of the PLQ in the new riding? That remains to be seen.
“When we rethought, this proposal seemed to us the one that best complied with the criteria set out in the act, namely the equal voting of each voter,” says St-Arnaud Drolet, who notes that the communities Are more homogeneous.
Maurice Richard honored
Another candidate in the new card is Cremazie Liberal MP Marie Montpetit, who wanted her constituency renamed in the name of the legendary Maurice Richard. His wishes are fulfilled. It was not only sporting exploits that were taken into account. “Her community involvement in amateur sport has been recognized,” says St-Arnaud Drolet. He was a prominent figure for all Quebeckers and he lived there for about fifty years. ”
Not surprisingly, the riding of Saint-Maurice, in Mauricie, is melted in its neighbors. Two new districts are born of these disappearances: Des Plaines and Prevost, in the Laurentians and Lanaudiere.
The CEO must review the electoral map after two elections to try to balance their demographic weight.