The drive to Parliament Hill from this riding takes about four and a half hours, or 450 kilometres.
Flying to Ottawa (via Quebec City) is one hour, while trains take five and a half hours.
This riding is located on the south shore of the St Lawrence River across from Quebec City. It includes the city of Lévis and covers a large swath of land that extends down to the U.S. border and the state of Maine.
This riding is largely francophone with over 97% of its population speaking French as a mother tongue.
About 2.5% of the riding’s population are immigrants.
Less than 1% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $42,271.
Several events at the Carnaval de Québec cross over to Lévis, including the famous ice-pack canoe race that attracts teams from Europe and the United States to compete in the dangerous winter crossing of the St. Lawrence River.
Another wintertime activity is the Sled Peak held in March at Mont-Orignal. Over 100 snowmobile hill-climbing enthusiasts from Canada and the United States attempt to scale Mont Orignal and become the King of the Hill. These competitions are based on the Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association.
The Théâtre Beaumont-St-Michel was created by Jean Duceppe in 1975 and continues to put on performances. Jean Duceppe was a famous stage and television actor in Quebec – and the father of Gilles Duceppe, leader of the Bloc Québécois from 1997 until 2011 and again in 2015.
Pop singer Ariane Moffat is a native of Lévis (12 Félix awards and one Juno nomination), as is Olympic speed skater Charles Hamelin (three gold medals).
This riding benefits greatly from its proximity to the provincial capital, but also from its deep entrepreneurial spirit. Davie Shipyards, Desjardins insurance and banking services, and the Valero Jean Gaulin refinery can be found here.
Outside Lévis, in the town of Sainte-Claire, is Prévost Car, the luxury bus and coach manufacturer.
The Conseil de basin de la rivière Etchemin Lévis-Est is concerned with soil erosion and is teaming up with area nurseries to actively encourage homeowners to plant specific species of shrubs and plants to strengthen the shoreline of the Etchemin. This program has been in place since 2008.
The Davie shipyards date back to 1829, when Captain Allison Davie opened a ship repair business. Eventually, the business moved from repairing ships to building them. At one time, Davie was the most important shipyard in Canada and one of its largest. During the Second World War, there were 6,500 people working here.