Abitibi—Témiscamingue

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Coordinates: 47°18′N 79°00′W / 47.30°N 79.00°W / 47.30; -79.00

Abitibi—Témiscamingue
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Abitibi—Témiscamingue.png
Abitibi—Témiscamingue in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Christine Moore
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 103,610
Electors (2011) 80,456
Area (km²)[2] 37,482.87
Pop. density (per km²) 2.8
Census divisions Abitibi RCM, Abitibi-Ouest RCM, Jamésie Territory, Rouyn-Noranda, Témiscamingue RCM
Census subdivisions Amos, Barraute, La Sarre, Rouyn-Noranda, Témiscaming, Ville-Marie
For the region of Quebec, see Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Abitibi—Témiscamingue is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. The area was also represented by the electoral district of Témiscamingue from 1968 until 2004.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the Regional County Municipalities of Témiscamingue, Abitibi, Abitibi-Ouest, the City of Rouyn-Noranda and a small section of south western Jamésie Territory.

The neighbouring ridings are Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, Pontiac, Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, Nipissing—Timiskaming, and Timmins—James Bay.

History[edit]

Témiscamingue was created in 1968 from parts of Pontiac—Témiscamingue and Villeneuve.

It was initially defined to consist of:

  • the Cities of Noranda and Rouyn;
  • the Towns of Belleterre, Temiscaming and Ville-Marie;
  • the County of Témiscamingue (except the Townships of Béraud, Chabert, Darlens, Desroberts, Granet, Jourdan, Landanet, Laubanie, Marrias, Mazérac, Pélissier and Sabourin without local municipal organization).

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the Cities of Noranda and Rouyn;
  • the Towns of Belleterre, Duparquet, La Sarre, Macamic, Temiscaming and Ville-Marie;
  • the County of Témiscamingue; and
  • parts of the County of Abitibi.

In 1987, it wa redefined to consist of:

  • the towns of Belleterre, Duparquet, La Sarre, Macamic, Noranda, Rouyn, Témiscaming and Ville-Marie;
  • the County of Témiscamingue excluding the Territory of Témiscamingue-Lac-Granet portion;
  • parts of the County of Abitibi; and
  • the southwest part of the Municipality of James Bay.

It was renamed "Rouyn-Noranda—Témiscamingue" in 1996, and redefined to consist of:

  • the cities of Belleterre, Cadillac, Duparquet, La Sarre, Macamic, Rouyn-Noranda, Témiscaming and Ville-Marie;
  • the county regional municipalities of Abitibi-Ouest and Rouyn-Noranda;
  • the County Regional Municipality of Témiscamingue, including Timiscaming Indian Reserve No. 19 and Eagle Village First Nation-Kipawa Indian Reserve, the Indian settlements of Hunter's Point and Winneway; and
  • the southwest part of the Municipality of James Bay.

In 1997, it was renamed "Témiscamingue".

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was merged into Abitibi—Témiscamingue.

Abitibi—Témiscamingue was created in 2003. 77.1% came from Témiscamingue, and 22.9% from neighbouring Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Pontiac—Témiscamingue and Villeneuve prior to 1968
Témiscamingue
28th 1968–1971     Réal Caouette Ralliement créditiste
1971–1972 Social Credit
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1976
1977–1979     Gilles Caouette Social Credit
31st 1979–1980 Henri Tousignant Liberal
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Gabriel Desjardins Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Pierre Brien Bloc Québécois
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2003
2003–2004     Gilbert Barrette Liberal
Abitibi—Témiscamingue
38th 2004–2006     Marc Lemay Bloc Québécois
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present     Christine Moore New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Abitibi—Témiscamingue (2004-present)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Christine Moore 24,763 51.22 +41.72
Bloc Québécois Marc Lemay 15,258 31.56 -16.35
Conservative Steven Hébert 4,777 9.88 -9.05
Liberal Suzie Grenon 2,859 5.91 -14.82
Green Patrick Rochon 694 1.44 -0.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,351 100.00
Total rejected ballots 654 1.33
Turnout 49,005 59.85
     New Democratic Party gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +29.0
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Marc Lemay 20,929 47.91 -4.42 $96,091
Liberal Gilbert Barrette 9,055 20.73 +6.92 $29,810
Conservative Pierre Grandmaitre 8,267 18.93 -3.66 $742
New Democratic Christine Moore 4,151 9.50 +0.96 $3,377
Green Bruno Côté 976 2.23 -0.50 $742
Independent Ghislain Loiselle 302 0.69 $644
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,680 100.00 $101,466
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Marc Lemay 24,637 52.33 -5.32 $73,954
Conservative Marie-Josée Carbonneau 10,634 22.59 +17.01 $6,194
Liberal Charles Lavergne 6,501 13.81 -17.17 $21,500
New Democratic Christine Moore 4,022 8.54 +5.15 $2,782
Green Patrick Rancourt 1,283 2.73 +0.34 $710
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,077 100.00 $94,667
     Bloc Québécois hold Swing -11.2
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Marc Lemay 25,041 57.66 +22.51 $80,876
Liberal Gilbert Barrette 13,457 30.98 -26.03 $75,073
Conservative Bernard Hugues Beauchesne 2,425 5.58 +1.02 $4,435
New Democratic Dennis Shushack 1,472 3.39 0.11 $3,825
Green Patrick Rancourt 1,037 2.39 $285
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,432 100.00 $93,778

Témiscamingue (1968-2004)[edit]

By-election: On Mr. Brien's resignation, 14 March 2003:

By-election on June 16, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Gilbert Barrette 10,195 57.01 +14.26
Bloc Québécois Sylvain Sauvageau 6,287 35.15 -14.99
Progressive Conservative Rachel Lord 733 4.10 1.96
New Democratic Dennis Shushack 587 3.28 1.97
Alliance Clarence Marshall 82 0.46 -3.19
Total valid votes 17,884 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pierre Brien 18,803 50.14 +3.52
Liberal Roch Charron 16,032 42.75 +10.85
Alliance Eric Larochelle 1,368 3.65
Progressive Conservative Sébastien Héroux 805 2.14 -17.69
New Democratic Anik-Maude Morin 489 1.31 -0.34
Total valid votes 37,497 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pierre Brien 18,528 46.62 -9.12
Liberal Nora Bélanger-Teed 12,678 31.90 +9.03
Progressive Conservative Denis Pilon 7,879 19.83 +0.49
New Democratic Anik-Maude Morin 654 1.65
Total valid votes 39,739 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pierre Brien 22,555 55.74
Liberal Gilles Héroux 9,246 22.87 +8.72
Progressive Conservative Gabriel Desjardins 7,806 19.34 -26.91
Natural Law Grégoire Deguire 530 1.31
Abolitionist Célyne Ayotte 300 0.74
Total valid votes 40,437 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gabriel Desjardins 19,106 46.28 -3.96
New Democratic Rémy Trudel 15,623 37.84 +32.44
Liberal Laurent Guertin 5,843 14.15 -19.81
Rhinoceros Jean Ouellet 712 1.72 -1.88
Total valid votes 41,284 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gabriel Desjardins 20,347 50.24 +45.02
Liberal Henri Tousignant 13,756 33.96 -27.06
New Democratic Guy Verville 2,189 5.40 +1.01
Nationaliste Roberte Parent 2,126 5.25 +3.84
Rhinoceros Marcel Yves Bégin 1,457 3.60 +0.26
Social Credit Rachel Lord 626 1.55 -22.42
Total valid votes 40,501 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Henri Tousignant 22,031 61.02 +19.7
Social Credit Roger Bureau 8,653 23.97 -15.17
Progressive Conservative Bernard Martel 1,886 5.22 -6.70
New Democratic Marc Lord 1,586 4.39 +0.62
Rhinoceros Michel Célestin Massicotte 1,206 3.34 +0.53
Union populaire Réjean Fortier 510 1.41 +0.61
Independent Ted McLaren 136 0.38
Marxist–Leninist Pierre-Jean Lafleur 96 0.27 +0.03
Total valid votes 36,104 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Henri Tousignant 16,147 41.32 +6.03
Social Credit Gilles Caouette 15,295 39.14 -6.52
Progressive Conservative Normand Grimard 4,659 11.92 -2.99
New Democratic Germain Boudreau 1,473 3.77 +1.98
Rhinoceros Raymond Paquin 1,099 2.81
Union populaire Marcel Lortie 311 0.80
Marxist–Leninist Fernand Deschamps 92 0.24
Total valid votes 39,076 100.00

By-election: On Mr. Réal Caouette's death, 16 December 1976

By-election on 24 June 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Gilles Caouette 9,603 45.66 -18.25
Liberal Gaston Pratte 7,422 35.29 +6.15
Progressive Conservative Normand Grimard 3,136 14.91 +11.99
Communist Guy Desautels 495 2.35
New Democratic Réal Bellehumeur 377 1.79 -2.24
Total valid votes 21,033 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Réal Caouette 14,026 63.91 +0.69
Liberal Jacquelin Bergeron 6,396 29.14 +1.97
New Democratic Réal Bellehumeur 884 4.03 +0.91
Progressive Conservative Wilbrod Ayotte 641 2.92 -0.12
Total valid votes 21,947 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Réal Caouette 15,660 63.22 +4.84
Liberal Jacquelin Bergeron 6,731 27.17 -3.59
Independent Claude Banville 854 3.45
New Democratic Charles Carpenter 774 3.12 +0.53
Progressive Conservative Roger Rioux 752 3.04 -5.22
Total valid votes 24,771 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Ralliement créditiste Réal Caouette 12,532 58.38
Liberal Côme-A. Lapierre 6,603 30.76
Progressive Conservative Aurore Charron-Labrie 1,774 8.26
New Democratic George Wormsley 556 2.59
Total valid votes 21,465 100.00

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