Federal Elections 2021
Sophie Chatel elected in Pontiac
Article published on 21 September 2021
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Liberal candidate Sophie Chatel has been elected to represent the riding of Pontiac, with 43.2% of the vote, or 25,713 ballots, well ahead of Conservative Michel Gauthier, who finished second with 12,256 votes (20.6%). This was a slight gain from the 16.4% that previous candidate Dave Blackburn achieved in 2019.

Similar to the previous race, the Bloc québécois ran a modest campaign and managed to place third, with candidate Gabrielle Desjardins earning 10,079 votes (16.9%), roughly consistent with Jonathan Carreiro-Benoit’s finish in 2019 at 16.1%.

The remaining five candidates finished as follows:
Denise Giroux - New Democratic Party - 6,497 votes (10.9%)
David Bruce Gottfred - People’s Party of Canada - 2,776 votes (4.7%)
Shaughn McArthur - Green Party of Canada - 1,619 votes (2.7%)
Geneviève Labonté-Chartrand - Free Party of Canada - 485 votes (0.8%)
James McNair - Fourth Front Party of Canada - 68 votes (0.1%)

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