Matane (provincial electoral district)

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Matane
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature National Assembly of Quebec
District created 1890
District abolished 2011
First contested 1890
Last contested 2008
Demographics
Electors (2008)[1] 27,977
Area (km²)[2] 8,415.6
Census divisions La Haute-Gaspésie (all), Matane (all)
Census subdivisions Baie-des-Sables, Cap-Chat, Grosses-Roches, La Martre, Les Méchins, Marsoui, Matane, Mont-Saint-Pierre, Rivière-à-Claude, Saint-Adelme, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Sainte-Félicité, Saint-Jean-de-Cherbourg, Saint-Léandre, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Sainte-Paule, Saint-René-de-Matane, Saint-Ulric; Coulée-des-Adolphe, Mont-Albert, Rivière-Bonjour

Matane is a former provincial electoral district in the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine regions of Quebec, Canada, that elected members to the National Assembly of Quebec.

It was created for the 1890 election from parts of Rimouski. Its final election was in 2008. It disappeared in the 2012 election and its successor electoral districts were Matane-Matapédia and Gaspé.[3]

Geography[edit]

It is located at the western end of the Gaspé Peninsula, along the southern shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

It consists of the municipalities of:

It also consists of the unorganized territories of:

Linguistic demographics[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly / National Assembly[edit]

Legislature Years Member Party
7th 1890–1892     Louis-Félix Pinault Liberal
8th 1892     Edmund James Flynn Conservative
1892–1897     Louis-Félix Pinault Liberal
9th 1897–1898
1899–1900     Donat Caron Liberal
10th 1900–1904
11th 1904–1908
12th 1908–1912
13th 1912–1916
14th 1916–1918
1918–1919     Octave Fortin Liberal
15th 1919–1923     Joseph Dufour Liberal
16th 1923–1927     Joseph-Arthur Bergeron Liberal
17th 1927–1931
18th 1931–1935
19th 1935–1936
20th 1936–1939     Onésime Gagnon Union nationale
21st 1936–1939
22nd 1944–1948
23rd 1948–1952
24th 1952–1956
25th 1956–1958
1958–1960     Benoît Gaboury Union nationale
26th 1960–1962     Philippe Castonguay Liberal
27th 1962–1963
1964–1966     Jacques Bernier Liberal
28th 1966–1970     Jean Bienvenue Liberal
29th 1970–1973
30th 1973–1976     Marc-Yvan Côté Liberal
31st 1976–1981     Yves Bérubé Parti Québécois
32nd 1981–1985
33rd 1985–1989     Claire-Hélène Hovington Liberal
34th 1989–1994
35th 1994–1998     Matthias Rioux Parti Québécois
36th 1998–2003
37th 2003–2007     Nancy Charest Liberal
38th 2007–2012     Pascal Bérubé Parti Québécois

Electoral results[edit]

Quebec general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti Québécois Pascal Bérubé 9,589 58.01
     Liberal Eric Plourde 5,503 33.29
     Action démocratique Denis Paquette 1,117 6.76
     Québec solidaire Gilles Arteau 320 1.94
Quebec general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti Québécois Pascal Bérubé 7,830 39.10
     Liberal Nancy Charest 7,617 38.04
     Action démocratique Donald Grenier 3,980 19.88
     Québec solidaire Brigitte Michaud 358 1.79
Green François Vincent 240 1.20
Quebec general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Nancy Charest 7,602 40.84
     Parti Québécois Pascal Bérubé 7,569 40.67
     Action démocratique Raynald Bernier 3,005 16.14
     Independent Nelson Gauthier 178 0.96
     Independent Nestor Turcotte 135 0.73
Green David Lejeune 124 0.67
1995 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Oui 15,611 62.46
Non 9,381 37.54
1980 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Non 12,285 52,41
Oui 11,154 47,59

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References[edit]

Neighbouring electoral districts[edit]