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. This riding will gain a small amount territory from Miramichi as a result of the 2012 federal electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Madawaska—Restigouche
Riding created from Madawaska—Victoria and Restigouche—Chaleur
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]

Madawaska—Restigouche, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

This riding will gain some territory from Miramichi for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 14,541 40.48
  Liberal 12,497 34.79
  New Democratic 6,948 19.34
  Others 1,290 3.59
  Green 646 1.80

Madawasha—Restigouche, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Bernard Valcourt 14,224 40.64 +7.41 $52,308.15
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 12,309 35.17 -12.23 $60,570.18
New Democratic Wilder Jules 6,562 18.75 +3.13 $6,934.01
Independent Louis Bérubé 1,290 3.69 $113.00
Green Lynn Morrison 612 1.75 -2.00 $0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,997 100.0     $81,731.56
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 577 1.62 +0.04
Turnout 35,574 69.80 +3.03
Eligible voters 50,966
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.82
Sources:[4][5]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 16,266 47.40 +9.06 $77,108.64
Conservative Jean-Pierre Ouellet 11,402 33.23 -2.18 $75,285.92
New Democratic Thérèse Tremblay-Philippe 5,361 15.62 -7.29 $16,027.58
Green André Arpin 1,287 3.75 +0.40 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,316 100.0     $79,516
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 551 1.58 -0.74
Turnout 34,867 66.77 -2.70
Eligible voters 52,222
Liberal hold Swing +5.62
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 13,734 38.02 -6.64 $65,465.20
Conservative Jean-Pierre Ouellet 12,849 35.57 +11.56 $65,196.27
New Democratic Rodolphe Martin 8,322 23.04 -4.55 $45,462.27
Green Irka Laplante 1,220 3.38 -0.36 $99.17
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,125 100.0     $74,283
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 857 2.32
Turnout 36,982 69.47
Eligible voters 53,233
Liberal hold Swing -9.10
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Claude D'Amours 14,144 44.66 -7.75 $62,057.16
New Democratic Rodolphe Martin 8,737 27.59 +23.18 $16,654.06
Conservative Benoît Violette 7,605 24.01 -19.61 $39,459.04
Green Jovette Cyr 1,185 3.74 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 31,671 100.0     $72,739
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 1,268 3.85
Turnout 32,939 60.58 -5.24
Eligible voters 54,369
Liberal notional hold Swing -15.46
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 18,311 52.41
  Progressive Conservative 13,519 38.70
  Alliance 1,639 4.92
  New Democratic 1,467 4.41

Madawaska—Restigouche, 1996 Representation Order[edit]

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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