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|Established|| May 24, 2004|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Monsieur July 21, 2006 04:36pm|
This riding is located in the east end of the city of Montreal. The riding is bounded by the St. Lawrence River in the east, Rue de Cadillac, Rue du Quesne and Boulevard Langelier in the north, Rue Bélanger in the west and Boulevard Pie IX, Sherbrooke Street East, Rue Sheppard and Rue Dufresne in the south. |
This lower-income riding depends heavily on the manufacturing industry, followed by other services. Most people, about 77 per cent of households, rented their dwellings. Almost 16 per cent of the population have less than a Grade 9 education, while almost 12 per cent have a university degree. The average family income was $48,031 and unemployment was 10.6 per cent.
According to the 1996 census, more than 79 per cent have French as a mother tongue, while three per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is over 14 per cent, with large groups of Italian, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish-speaking people.
In 2004, the riding became Hochelaga and boundaries were moved to added 11 per cent of Laurier-St-Marie in the southeast, while the northern part of the riding was moved into neighbouring Anjou and Mercier ridings. The riding of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve was created in the 1976 redistribution from 51 per cent of Maisonneuve-Rosemont, 41 per cent of Hochelaga and eight per cent from Lafontaine. In 1996, the redistribution added portions of St-Léonard, Mercier and Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies ridings.