Francis Drouin wins Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

Posted on 19th October 2015 by monlimoges in Limoges & Forest,Village of Limoges

electionsFrancis Drouin has been elected in the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. Drouin and the Liberal Party of Canada won the riding in the 2015 federal election on Monday, Oct. 19.

Drouin defeated Pierre Lemieux, the Progressive Conservative representative who won the last three elections in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

From 262 out of 263 polls, there were 64,803 votes cast in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, which represents 75% of registered electors (not counting electors who registered on Oct. 19). Drouin (Liberal) won the election with 34,205 votes (53.4%), while runner up Pierre Lemieux (PC) finished second with 23,284 votes (36.5%).

Drouin’s victory was the biggest in the region since Don Boudria won nearly 68% of his riding in 2000. Before Lemieux won the riding in 2006, Boudria (six) and Denis Ethier (four) had given the Liberal Party of Canada 10 successive victories from 1972 to 2004. Boudria won as much as 80% of the riding’s vote in 1993.

Behind Drouin and Lemieux, Normand Laurin (NDP) finished third with 5,039 votes, Geneviève Malouin-Diraddo (Green Party of Canada) finished fourth with 1,143 votes, and Jean-Serge Brisson (Libertarian) finished fifth with 412 votes.

The Ontario riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell includes the Village of Limoges. The total population in the riding is 106,240, with Limoges making up a little more than 3% of that total.