Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Philip Toone
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 81,991
Electors (2011) 68,270
Area (km²)[2] 15,242.65
Pop. density (per km²) 5.4
Census divisions Avignon RCM, Bonaventure RCM, La Côte-de-Gaspé RCM, Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Rocher-Percé RCM
Census subdivisions Bonaventure, Carleton-sur-Mer, Chandler, Gaspé, Grande-Rivière, Maria, New Richmond, Nouvelle, Paspébiac, Percé

Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

It was created by the Representation Order of 2003 from parts of Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-de-la-Madeleine—Pabok and Matapédia—Matane ridings.

As per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding will be dissolved, largely being replaced by Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and the rest going to Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, while gaining territory from Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia.

Geography[edit]

The riding occupies the south and east parts of the Gaspé Peninsula, as well as the Magdalen Islands. The Magdalen Islands, being in the Atlantic time zone, report election results one hour earlier than the rest of the riding, which in the Eastern Time Zone with the rest of Quebec.

It consists of: (a) the regional county municipalities of Bonaventure, La Côte-de-Gaspé and Le Rocher-Percé; (b) the Regional County Municipality of Avignon, including Gesgapegiag and Listuguj Indian reserves; and (c) the Municipality of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

The neighbouring ridings are Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, Madawaska—Restigouche, Miramichi, and Acadie—Bathurst.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Riding created from Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-de-la-Madeleine—Pabok
and Matapédia—Matane
38th  2004 − 2006     Raynald Blais Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Philip Toone New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

This riding will lose territory to Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, but gain territory from Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia.

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Bloc Québécois 11,684 33.07
  New Democratic 10,186 28.83
  Conservative 6,739 19.07
  Liberal 6,020 17.04
  Green 702 1.99

Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Philip Toone 12,427 33.76 +26.78 none listed
Bloc Québécois Daniel Côté 11,650 31.64 -8.46 $39,768.78
Conservative Régent Bastien 6,292 17.09 -5.75 $48,704.71
Liberal Jules Duguay 5,533 15.03 -11.93 none listed
Green Julien Leblanc 913 2.48 -0.63 $328.10
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,815 100.0     $90,208.08
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 571 1.53 +0.33
Turnout 37,386 53.85 -0.26
Eligible voters 69,429
New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +17.62
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Raynald Blais 14,636 40.10 -2.59 $35,057.79
Liberal Denis Gauvreau 9,840 26.96 +7.70 $75,736.95
Conservative Darryl Gray 8,334 22.84 -9.39 $61,592.38
New Democratic Gaston Langlais 2,549 6.98 +4.02 $1,775.37
Green Julien Leblanc 1,136 3.11 +0.25 $157.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,495 100.0     $86,955
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 445 1.20 +0.07
Turnout 36,940 54.11 -7.04
Eligible voters 68,270
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -5.14
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Raynald Blais 17,678 42.69 -12.98 $39,804.88
Conservative Gaston Langlais 13,347 32.23 +25.39 $16,170.29
Liberal Mario Levesque 7,977 19.26 -13.39 $27,785.44
New Democratic Sophie Dauphinais 1,225 2.96 +0.87 $1,237.16
Green Bob Eichenberger 1,183 2.86 +0.11 $325.71
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,410 100.0     $80,993
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 474 1.13 -0.30
Turnout 41,884 61.15 +4.58
Eligible voters 68,494
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -19.18
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Raynald Blais 21,446 55.67 +13.10 $44,886.71
Liberal Georges Farrah 12,579 32.65 -20.15 $44,503.86
Conservative Guy De Coste 2,636 6.84 +4.17 $12,110.72
Green Bob Eichenberger 1,060 2.75 none listed
New Democratic Philip Toone 805 2.09 +0.13 $1,695.37
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,526 100.0     $79,194
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 559 1.43
Turnout 39,085 56.57 -5.93
Eligible voters 69,089
Bloc Québécois notional gain from Liberal Swing +16.62
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 22,302 52.80
  Bloc Québécois 17,981 42.57
  New Democratic 827 1.96
  Alliance 741 1.75
  Progressive Conservative 388 0.92

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