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About this Riding
Laurier–Sainte-Marie is densely populated, highly educated and has the second-highest number of both renters and constituents employed in the arts and entertainment industry of any riding in the country. A bastion of former Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe, the riding went to the NDP’s Hélène Laverdière in 2011 and stayed with her in 2015. But Laverdière is not running again and the Liberals are hoping to install Steven Guilbault, a well-known environmental activist, in her place. Laverdière was a giant-killer when she took down Duceppe in this sovereignist fortress, but the election of Guilbault would suggest Quebec politics is shifting toward a focus on the climate question rather than the “national question”.