Madawaska—Restigouche

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Madawaska—Restigouche
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Madawaska—Restigouche.png
Madawaska—Restigouche in relation to other New Brunswick federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Bernard Valcourt
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 61,106
Electors (2011) 52,222
Area (km²)[2] 10,551.14
Pop. density (per km²) 5.8
Census divisions Madawaska, Restigouche
Census subdivisions Edmundston, Campbellton, Dalhousie, Addington, Saint-Quentin

Madawaska—Restigouche is a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. Its population in 2001 was 65,877.

Geography[edit]

The district includes all of the County of Madawaska (except Saint-André) and all of the County of Restigouche except the extreme eastern part.

The neighbouring ridings are Miramichi, Tobique—Mactaquac, Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, and Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 65,877 —    
2006 62,593 −5.0%
2011 61,106 −2.4%

Political geography[edit]

In 2008, Liberal support was focused in the eastern and central parts of the riding, particularly in Edmundston, Campbellton, and Dalhousie. Support for the Conservatives was centered in the western part of the riding, in a strip of land bordering both Maine and Quebec. There was also a pocket of Tory support outside Saint-Leonard. The NDP won six polls in the riding, all in the Dalhousie area, a community they won.[3]

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Madawaska—Victoria and from Restigouche—Chaleur ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Madawaska—Victoria and Restigouche—Chaleur prior to 1997
36th 1997–2000     Jean F. Dubé Progressive Conservative
37th 2000–2004     Jeannot Castonguay Liberal
38th 2004–2006     Jean-Claude D'Amours Liberal
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present     Bernard Valcourt Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Bernard Valcourt 14,224 40.64 +7.41
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 12,309 35.17 -12.23
New Democratic Wilder Jules 6,562 18.75 +3.13
Independent Louis Bérubé 1,290 3.69
Green Lynn Morrison 612 1.75 -2.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,997 100.00
Total rejected ballots 577 1.62 +0.04
Turnout 35,574 70.15
Eligible voters 50,712
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 16,266 47.40 +9.06 $63,997
Conservative Jean-Pierre Ouellet 11,402 33.23 -2.18 $75,286
New Democratic Thérèse Tremblay-Philippe 5,361 15.62 -7.29 $20,561
Green André Arpin 1,287 3.75 +0.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,316 100.00 $79,516
Total rejected ballots 551 1.58
Turnout 34,867
     Liberal hold Swing +5.62
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 13,943 38.34 -6.32
Conservative Jean-Pierre Ouellet 12,877 35.41 +11.40
New Democratic Rodolphe Martin 8,333 22.91 -4.68
Green Irka Laplante 1,217 3.35 -0.39
Total valid votes 36,370 100.00
Rejected ballots 0 0
Turnout 36,370 68.5
     Liberal hold. Swing -8.86
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 14,144 44.66 -7.61
New Democratic Rodolphe Martin 8,737 27.59 +22.84
Conservative Benoît Violette 7,605 24.01 -18.97
Green Jovette Cyr 1,185 3.74
Total valid votes 31,671 100.00
Rejected ballots 1,268 3.85
Turnout 32,939 60.6
     Liberal hold. Swing -15.5

Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jeannot Castonguay 19,913 52.27 +15.29
Progressive Conservative Jean F. Dubé 14,417 37.84 -12.46
Alliance Scott Chedore 1,958 5.14
New Democratic Claude Albert 1,811 4.75 -5.66
Total valid votes 38,099 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jean F. Dubé 20,343 50.30
Liberal Guy Arseneault 14,957 36.98
New Democratic André Carrier 4,211 10.41
Natural Law Laurent Maltais 933 2.31
Total valid votes 40,444 100.00

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