Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia

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Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Jean-François Fortin
Independent
District created 1993
First contested 1935
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 71,389
Electors (2011) 59,340
Area (km²)[2] 16,038.24
Pop. density (per km²) 4.5
Census divisions La Haute-Gaspésie RCM, Matane RCM, La Matapédia RCM, La Mitis RCM
Census subdivisions Amqui, Cap-Chat, Causapscal, Matane, Mont-Joli, Sayabec, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Mont-Saint-Pierre, Rivière-à-Claude, Marsoui, La Martre, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Coulée-des-Adolphe, Mont-Albert, Albertville, Lac-au-Saumon, Sainte-Florence, Sainte-Marguerite, Saint-Vianney, Val-Brillant, Saint-Noël, Saint-Alexandre-des-Lacs, Saint-Cléophas, Saint-Damase, Sainte-Irène, Saint-Léon-le-Grand, Saint-Moïse, Saint-Tharcisius, Saint-Zénon-du-Lac-Humqui, Lac-Alfred, Lac-Casault, Lac-Matapédia, Rivière-Patapédia-Est, Rivière-Vaseuse, Routhierville, Ruisseau-des-Mineurs, Baie-des-Sables, Grosses-Roches, Les Méchins, Sainte-Félicité, Sainte-Paule, Saint-René-de-Matane, Saint-Ulric, Saint-Adelme, Saint-Jean-de-Cherbourg, Saint-Léandre, Rivière-Bonjour, Métis-sur-Mer, Grand-Métis, Les Hauteurs, Padoue, Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici, Sainte-Luce, Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski, Price, La Rédemption, Saint-Charles-Garnier, Saint-Donat, Sainte-Flavie, Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, Saint-Joseph-de-Lepage, Saint-Octave-de-Métis, Lac-à-la-Croix, Lac-des-Eaux-Mortes

Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia (formerly known as Matapédia—Matane) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979. It has the lowest percentage of visible minorities among all Canadian electoral districts (0.3%).

Geography[edit]

The district consists of the Regional County Municipalities of La Haute-Gaspésie, La Matapédia, Matane and La Mitis.

The neighbouring ridings are Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, Manicouagan, Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and Madawaska—Restigouche.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1933 as "Matapédia—Matane" from parts of Matane riding. It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Matane and Rimouski ridings.

It was created in 1976 as "Matapédia—Matane" from parts of Matane and Rimouski ridings. The name of the riding was changed in 2004 to "Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia".

As per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding will be dissolved, and most will become part of Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia and the remainder will join Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Matapédia—Matane
Riding created from Matane
18th  1935 − 1940     Arthur-Joseph Lapointe Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     Philéas Côté Independent Liberal
21st  1949 − 1953     Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957     Léandre Thibault Liberal
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Alfred Belzile Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965     René Tremblay Liberal
27th  1965 − 1968
Riding dissolved into Matane and Rimouski
Riding re-created from Matane and Rimouski
31st  1979 − 1980     Pierre de Bané Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988     Jean-Luc Joncas Progressive Conservative
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     René Canuel Bloc Québécois
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004     Jean-Yves Roy Bloc Québécois
Riding renamed — Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
38th  2004 − 2006     Jean-Yves Roy Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2010
41st  2011 − 2014     Jean-François Fortin Bloc Québécois
 2014 − Present     Independent

Election results[edit]

Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Jean-François Fortin 12,633 36.05 -1.48 $83,313.68
Liberal Nancy Charest 8,964 25.58 -10.02 $57,826.03
New Democratic Joanie Boulet 7,484 21.36 +16.67 $24.16
Conservative Allen Cormier 5,253 14.99 -3.08 $52,135.20
Green Louis Drainville 707 2.02 -1.55 $3,418.82
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,041 100.0     $86,709.81
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 393 1.11 +0.07
Turnout 35,434 59.81 +5.43
Eligible voters 59,397
Bloc Québécois hold Swing +4.27
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Jean-Yves Roy 11,984 37.53 -8.51 $27,685.06
Liberal Nancy Charest 11,368 35.60 +22.53 $33,059.08
Conservative Jérôme Landry 5,771 18.07 -11.68 $36,135.20
New Democratic Julie Demers 1,497 4.69 -1.51 none listed
Green Louis Drainville 1,139 3.57 +0.90 $5,771.18
Independent Liliane Potvin 175 0.55 $995.72
Total valid votes/Expense limit 31,934 100.0     $83,890
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 334 1.04 -0.07
Turnout 32,268 54.38 -3.74
Eligible voters 59,340
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -15.52
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Jean-Yves Roy 15,721 46.04 -10.41 $37,418.83
Conservative Rodrigue Drapeau 10,157 29.75 +23.52 $9,382.28
Liberal Kim Leclerc 4,463 13.07 -17.41 $16,825.39
New Democratic Stéphane Ricard 2,116 6.20 +1.21 $6,369.99
Green Sarah Desjardins 910 2.67 +0.82 none listed
Independent Yvan Côté 778 2.28 $145.46
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,145 100.0     $78,148
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 384 1.11 -0.56
Turnout 34,529 58.12 +3.92
Eligible voters 59,403
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -16.96

Matapédia—Matane, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Jean-Yves Roy 17,878 56.45 +5.64 $33,104.30
Liberal Marc Bélanger 9,653 30.48 -10.00 $43,493.59
Conservative Vahid Fortin-Vidah 1,972 6.23 +0.96 $7,100.94
New Democratic Jean-Guy Côté 1,581 4.99 +2.53 $1,189.95
Green Nicolas Deville 585 1.85 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 31,669 100.0     $76,262
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 536 1.67
Turnout 32,205 54.20 -1.77
Eligible voters 59,416
Bloc Québécois notional hold Swing +7.82
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservative Party is based on the combined totals of the Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Bloc Québécois 16,584 50.81
  Liberal 13,213 40.48
  Progressive Conservative 1,326 4.06
  New Democratic 804 2.46
  Alliance 397 1.21
  Others 314 0.96

Matapédia—Matane, 1979–2000[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Jean-Yves Roy 14,678 46.6 +1.8
Liberal Marc Bélanger 14,402 45.8 +15.6
Progressive Conservative Germain Dumas 1,456 4.6 -18.2
New Democratic Karine Paquet-Gauthier 935 3.0 +1.8
Total valid votes 31,471 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois René Canuel 15,694 44.8 -12.6
Liberal Robert Boulay 10,558 30.1 -2.3
Progressive Conservative Darryl Gray 7,991 22.8 +15.1
New Democratic Anny-Jos Paquin 417 1.2 +0.5
Natural Law Miville Couture 377 1.1 -0.7
Total valid votes 35,037 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois René Canuel 18,331 57.4
Liberal Maurice Gauthier 10,345 32.4 -4.0
Progressive Conservative Jean-Luc Joncas 2,446 7.7 -42.5
Natural Law Pierre Gauthier 573 1.8
New Democratic Robert McKoy 219 0.7 -12.7
Total valid votes 31,914 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jean-Luc Joncas 15,962 50.2 -2.5
Liberal Claude Canuel 11,584 36.4 +3.7
New Democratic Yves Coté 4,253 13.4 +10.4
Total valid votes 31,799 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jean-Luc Joncas 15,994 52.7 +41.3
Liberal Jocelyne Lévesque 9,929 32.7 -45.1
Parti nationaliste Pierre Dufort 3,523 11.6
New Democratic Frédéric D'Astous 909 3.0 -0.3
Total valid votes 30,355 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Pierre De Bané 21,116 77.8 +5.4
Progressive Conservative Roland Paquin 3,095 11.4 +0.4
Social Credit Léonard Boulay 1,137 4.2 -9.0
Rhinoceros Michel Bélair 892 3.3
New Democratic Thérèse Beaulieu 888 3.3 +1.3
Total valid votes 27,128 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pierre De Bané 19,728 72.4
Social Credit Roland Paquin 3,602 13.2
Progressive Conservative Joseph-Marie Lévesque 2,993 11.0
New Democratic André Noël 548 2.0
Union populaire Pierre Demers 374 1.4
Total valid votes 27,245 100.0

Matapédia—Matane, 1933 - 1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal René Tremblay 10,435 51.8 +8.8
Progressive Conservative Roland-L. English 5,568 27.6 +2.4
Ralliement créditiste J.-Gérard Pelletier 3,383 16.8 -14.5
New Democratic H.-Aubin Dussault 769 3.8
Total valid votes 20,155 100.0

Note: Ralliement créditiste vote is compared to Social Credit vote in the 1963 election.

Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal René Tremblay 10,265 43.0 +6.2
Social Credit Eudore Allard 7,237 30.3 -1.4
Progressive Conservative J.-Alfred Belzile 6,021 25.2 -11.6
     Independent Social Credit Gérard Ratté 344 1.4
Total valid votes 23,867 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative J.-Alfred Belzile 8,484 36.8 -22.1
Social Credit Eudore Allard 7,299 31.7
Liberal Wilfrid Lafontaine 6,304 27.4 -13.7
Independent Liberal Amable Ouellet 633 2.7
New Democratic H.-Aubin Dussault 328 1.4
Total valid votes 23,048 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative J.-Alfred Belzile 14,969 58.9 +10.6
Liberal Roland Bergeron 10,433 41.1 -10.6
Total valid votes 25,402 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Léandre Thibault 11,642 51.7 -2.4
Progressive Conservative Alfred Belzile 10,889 48.3 -2.4
Total valid votes 22,531 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Léandre Thibault 12,689 54.1 +4.1
Progressive Conservative J.-Donat Brulé 10,765 45.9 +3.2
Total valid votes 23,454 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal A.-Philéas Coté 11,546 50.3 +2.8
Progressive Conservative Adélard Fortin 9,811 42.7
Union des électeurs Jean-Charles Gosselin 678 3.0
Independent Liberal Louis-Philippe Rioux 558 2.4 -6.8
Independent Liberal David Ratté 368 1.6
Total valid votes 22,961 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Liberal A.-Philéas Coté 8,500 47.5
Independent Oscar Drouin 7,208 40.3
Bloc populaire Louis-Philippe Rioux 1,648 9.2
Independent Arthur Lepage 546 3.0
Total valid votes 17,902 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur-Joseph Lapointe 9,956 63.2 +28.3
National Government Joseph-Ernest-Henri Larue 5,804 36.8 +3.0
Total valid votes 15,760 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Arthur-Joseph Lapoine 4,987 34.9
Conservative Joseph-Ernest-Henri Larue 4,834 33.8
Reconstruction Georges-Léonidas Dionne 4,476 31.3
Total valid votes 14,297 100.0

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Coordinates: 48°47′49″N 66°59′53″W / 48.797°N 66.998°W / 48.797; -66.998