7 things to know about the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve riding

7 things things to know about the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve riding

7 things you need to know about the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve riding.

A total of 27 Quebec ridings are located on the island of Montreal. Métro presents here what you need to know about Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in the context of the 2022 elections.

Last race

Québec solidaire (QS) candidate Alexandre Leduc won the 2018 elections in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve with 50.05% of the vote. He was followed by Carole Poirier of the Parti Québécois, who won 23.59% of the vote. In third place, Sarah Beaumier, of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), obtained 12.89% of the vote.

Outgoing MP

Alexandre Leduc was a candidate for QS in 2012 and 2014, coming second behind PQ Carole Poirier in both elections. It was in 2018 that he finally overtook her and became a deputy for the constituency.

Mr. Leduc is the spokesperson for the Second Opposition Group for municipal affairs, higher education, justice and secularism.


Hochelaga-Maisonneuve was in the hands of the PQ from its creation, in 1988, until 2018, the year when Québec solidaire took over the riding.

PQ MP Louise Harel was MP for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for 27 years, from 1981 – when the riding was called Maisonneuve – until 2008. PQ member Carole Poirier succeeded him until 2018.

Candidates 2022< /h3>

Stephan Fogaing (PQ)

Alexandre Leduc (QS)

Rebecca McCann (CAQ)

Morgan Ouellet (PVQ)

Louise Poudrier (PCQ)

Line Flore Tchetmi (PLQ)

Socio-demographic profile


Over 83.7% of riding residents speak French French most often at home. Nearly 7.5% of residents speak a language other than French or English, while only 5% speak English most often.


Hochelaga-Maisonneuve had 12,220 families in 2016. Of these, 48% were couples without children, and 28.9% were couples with children.

Si 16.8% of families in Quebec were single parents in 2016, this proportion rose to 23.1% in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.


About 17.9% of the population of the riding is made up of visible minorities. In the province as a whole, this proportion is 13%.


The median income for households of two or more people is $60,189, compared to $78,645 for the province as a whole. For people living alone, the median income is $28,292 in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, while it is $31,574 in Quebec.

Geographical limits

The electoral division of 'Hochelaga-Maisonneuve includes part of the boroughs of Mercier−Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie and Ville-Marie.

7 things to know on the electoral division of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Origin and meaning of the name of the electoral division

The electoral division of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve was created in 1988, from the territories of the electoral divisions of Maisonneuve and Sainte-Marie.

The toponym “Hochelaga” means “beaver road”, and designates the municipality of the same name. The toponym “Maisonneuve” refers to the municipality of Maisonneuve, which was established as a city in 1883 and then merged into the city of Montreal in 1918. Its name recalls the memory of Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Ville-Marie in 1642 and first governor of Montreal.

*The statistics presented are the result of the compilation of data from the 2016 census of Statistics Canada. They are available on the Elections Quebec website.

@CP:Montage, Métro Média

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