|Bourassa in 2011|
|Riding History of Bourassa|
|Bourassa Comparison: 2006 to 2011|
Finally, Bourassa is covered by the provincial ridings of Bourassa-Sauvé and LaFontaine, both Liberal bastions, as well as a tiny portion on the southern tip by Crémazie, which is a relatively strong PQ riding.
What will matter is the state of the Liberals and New Democrats by the time the by-election is called. Bourassa, while friendly to the Liberals because of its large allophone communities, is by no means a lock. A large, motivated francophone bloc can steal the riding away from the Liberals, which I suspect will be the basis of strategy for both the Bloc and the NDP.
It is early yet, but Liberals should be prepared for a possible fight on their hands. Take nothing for granted, folks. I’ll keep an eye and update anyone on developments in the future.