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|Established|| December 12, 1988|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Campari_007 October 26, 2012 08:05pm|
|Description||This riding includes part of downtown Montreal and is located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, which is its eastern boundary. The western boundary is the CP line. The riding runs from Boulevard St-Laurent in the south to the CP line, Sherbrooke Street East, Rue Sheppard and Rue Dufresne in the north. |
It takes in part of downtown, affluent parts of Plateau Mont-Royal and the working-class neighbourhoods south of Sherbrooke Street East. Concordia University and Université du Québec at Montreal are in riding.
The service industry is predominant in this riding, followed by educational, health and social services. Almost 30 per cent of the population has a university degree. The average family income is $55,822 with an unemployment rate of 9.6 per cent. More than 78 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rented.
According to the 2001 census, almost 77 per cent of the population is francophone, while almost seven per cent is anglophone. There are significant Spanish, Arabic and Chinese communities. The total immigrant population is 16.54 per cent.
In 2004, the riding remained 89 per cent the same, with the addition of 12 per cent of Outremont in the southwest. The riding was established in 1986 as Laurier–Ste-Marie and became Laurier in 2004. The riding was created in 1986 from 61 per cent of Montreal–Ste-Marie, 41 per cent of Laurier and 30 per cent of St-Jacques. In 1996, a part of Rosemont was added.
NOTE: Known as "Laurier" throughout the 2004 election, this riding's name was changed to "Laurier-Sainte-Marie" directly afterwards. The new name is said to be a more accurate reflection of the area.