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This riding, on Rivière-des-Prairies, is in the north part of the Island of Montreal. The riding is bounded by Rivière-des-Prairies in the west, Avenue Bruchési in the south, Boulevard Industriel and the CN line in the east and Avenue Fernand-Gauthier in the north. |
The key industries include manufacturing, the service sector and the retail trade.The average family income is $44,494 and unemployment is 11.2 per cent.
This riding has a significant non-francophone population, with 15 per cent of Italian origin, the fifth highest in Canada. There are also Spanish and Arabic communities. According to the 2001 census, almost 30 per cent of the population have a mother tongue that is neither English or French. About 70 per cent are living in rented dwellings.
In 2004, the riding has added a small area from Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies and six per cent from Ahuntsic, with the border moving further south to Avenue Bruchési. Bourassa riding was established in 1966, and the name was changed to Montreal-Bourassa in 1971 and back to Bourassa in 1976. In 1996, a part of Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies was added.