| Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Random—Burin—St. George's in relation to other Newfoundland and Labrador ridings
|Federal electoral district
||House of Commons
|Pop. density (per km²)
||Division No. 2, Division No. 3, Division No. 4, Division No. 6
||Stephenville, Marystown, Clarenville, Channel-Port aux Basques, Grand Bank, Burin
Random—Burin—St. George's is a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004.
Ethnic groups: 94.7% White, 4.8% Native Canadian
Languages: 98.5% English
Religions: 54.6% Protestant, 43.8% Catholic, 1.3% No affiliation
Average income: $19 018
The district includes the south coast of the island of Newfoundland, the Stephenville area, the Burin Peninsula, and the west-central coast of Trinity Bay including Random Island, Brunette Island, Long Island, Merasheen Island, Red Island and the Ramea Islands.
The neighbouring ridings are Avalon, Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, and Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte, as well as the French Collectivité d'outre-mer (Overseas Community) of St-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
According to Elections Canada, the boundaries of this riding for the 39th General Election are:
- "All that area consisting of that part of the Island of Newfoundland lying southerly and westerly of a line described as follows: commencing at Bluff Head on the eastern shoreline of Port au Port Bay; thence easterly in a straight line to Georges Lake; thence easterly in a straight line to the mouth of Lloyds River at the westernmost extremity of Red Indian Lake; thence southerly in a straight line to a point in Victoria Lake at latitude 48°15'N and approximate longitude 57°21'W; thence generally easterly to the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway (Route No. 1) with Route No. 230; thence easterly along Route No. 230 to Route No. 230A; thence easterly in a straight line to Ocean Pond; thence southeasterly in a straight line to British Harbour at the entrance of Smith Sound on the north shoreline of Trinity Bay; thence southeasterly to said bay; thence southerly along Trinity Bay to the easterly production in Trinity Bay of the northerly limit of the Town of Sunnyside; thence westerly along said production and said northerly limit to the Trans-Canada Highway (Route No. 1); thence southerly along said highway to the northerly limit of the Town of Come By Chance; thence westerly and southerly along the northerly and westerly limits of said town to the shoreline of Placentia Bay; thence southerly along the Eastern Channel of Placentia Bay and Placentia Bay to a point approximately 20 km west of Cape St. Mary's. Including Random Island, Ireland's Eye, Merasheen Island, Red Island, Long Island, Green Island, Brunette Island, Penguin Islands, Ramea Islands and all other islands adjacent to the shoreline of the above-described area."
See the map of the Random—Burin—St. George's riding (.PDF).
The electoral district was created in 2003: 87.1% of the population of the riding came from Burin—St. George's, 12.9% from Bonavista—Trinity—Conception, and 0.1% from Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte. The incumbent for Burin—St. George's riding was Bill Matthews of the Liberal Party of Canada.
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
|Canadian federal election, 2008
|Total valid votes/Expense limit
|Total rejected ballots
Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
Coordinates: 47°44′56″N 57°23′40″W / 47.7489°N 57.3944°W