Updated August 20, 2021

In last federal general election on October 21, 2019, all but two of Montreal’s 18 federal ridings returned a Liberal. The only exceptions were the Bloc’s Mario Beaulieu, re-elected in La Pointe‑de‑l’Île, and Alexandre Boulerice of the NDP, re‑elected in Rosemont—La Petite‑Patrie.

Every incumbent on the island is sticking around and running again in what I can’t help thinking of as #elxn44, so we’re not likely to see much change in the federal situation locally. The percentage numbers below come from the 2019 election.

I will add any relevant local news stories about the election here between these lines, as the relatively brief campaign proceeds:


Metro looked at battles in the East End, where the expert interviewed here sees a tight race in Hochelaga between incumbent Liberal Soraya Martinez Ferrada and the Bloc’s Simon Marchand. There’s also Rosemont, where the island’s single remaining NDP MP, Alexandre Boulerice, will be challenged by the Liberals’ Nancy Drolet.

People putting up placards for the Bloc candidate in Ahuntsic-Cartierville were intimidated by a man who tore down a placard they had just posted, on August 18.

Anthony Housefather’s and Rachel Bendayan’s placards were defaced with swastikas the week of August 16 in Mount Royal and Outremont.


Ahuntsic-Cartierville: Mélanie Joly, Liberal, incumbent, won again in 2019 with 52.45% of the votes. She is Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Bourassa: Emmanuel Dubourg, Liberal, won again in 2019 with 57.6% of the vote. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle: Anju Dhillon, Liberal, won again in 2019 with 52.9% of the votes, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Hochelaga: Soraya Martinez Ferrada won the riding away from the NDP in 2019, but it was a tight squeak past the Bloc’s Simon Marchand with 33.95% of the vote to his 33.34%. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Honoré-Mercier: Pablo Rodríguez, Liberal, retook this riding in 2019 with 58.66% of the vote. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Open Parliament. Rodríguez had been Minister for Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism before the election; he is now Government House Leader.

La Pointe-de-l’Île: Won away from the NDP in 2015 by Mario Beaulieu of the Bloc, in a three-way race with the Liberal and NDP candidates. Beaulieu handily retook the riding in 2019 with 46.8% of the votes. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Lac Saint-Louis: Liberal Francis Scarpaleggia has held this West Island riding firmly since 2004. He was re-elected in 2019 with 58.16% of the votes. Scarpaleggia’s last noted big political job: he chaired the Special Committee on Electoral Reform which, as we know, went nowhere. Twitter, Facebook, second Facebook, Open Parliament.

LaSalle-Émard-Verdun: Liberal David Lametti was re-elected with 43.5% of the votes. He was chosen as Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the January 2019 cabinet shuffle and resumed that job after the election. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Laurier Sainte-Marie: When Steven Guilbeault won this riding in 2019 with 41.77% of the vote, well ahead of the NDP and the Bloc, he seemed like a natural choice for environment minister. Instead he was made Minister of Canadian Heritage. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Mount Royal: Anthony Housefather, Liberal, retook this riding in 2019 with 56.29% of the votes. Facebook, Open Parliament.

NDG-Westmount: Marc Garneau, Liberal, retook this seat with 56.28% of the votes. He was Minister of Transport before the 2019 election and resumed the job afterwards. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Outremont: Rachel Bendayan, who won this riding for the Liberals in an early 2019 byelection, won it again in October that year with 40.4% of the votes, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Papineau: Justin Trudeau’s own riding. He won it again in 2019 with 51.1% of the votes. Trudeau is Prime Minister and son of a Prime Minister; Wikipedia says he’s the only Canadian PM related to a previous one. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Pierrefonds-Dollard: Newcomer Sameer Zuberi, Liberal, won in 2019 with 56.43% of the votes. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie: Sole remnant in Montreal of the 2011 Orange Wave, Alexandre Boulerice held this riding for the NDP in 2019 with 42.48% of the votes. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Saint-Laurent: Emmanuella Lambropoulos, who won this riding in a 2017 byelection, won it again handily in 2019 with 58.6% of the votes. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament. Lambropoulous has not made much news, but she did come a cropper in 2020 when she suggested French is not endangered in Quebec, a statement which caused outrage at the time.

Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel: You can’t get more Liberal than this riding, which elected Patricia Lattanzio in 2019 with a resounding 61.3% of the votes despite various contretemps by earlier Liberal MPs. Lattanzio had been a city councillor and school board rep before trading up. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament.

Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs: Marc Miller won again in 2019 with 53.47% of the votes and was made Minister of Indigenous Services. Twitter, Facebook, Open Parliament. Sophie Thiébaut, who was a Sud‑Ouest councillor for some years, will be running here for the NDP.