Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques

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Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Guy Caron
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 84,809
Electors (2011) 68,055
Area (km²)[2] 7,744.18
Pop. density (per km²) 11
Census divisions Rimouski-Neigette, Les Basques, Témiscouata
Census subdivisions Rimouski, Trois-Pistoles, Dégelis, Cabano, Le Bic, Pohénégamook, Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard, Notre-Dame-du-Lac

Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques (formerly known as Rimouski—Témiscouata) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004.

Geography[edit]

This eastern Quebec riding includes the regional county municipalities of Rimouski-Neigette, Les Basques and Témiscouata, in the Quebec region of Bas-Saint-Laurent.

The neighbouring ridings are Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, and Madawaska—Restigouche.

History[edit]

Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques was created in 2003 as "Rimouski—Témiscouata" from parts of Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques and Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis ridings. The district was given its present name in 2004.

Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques was a safe seat for Bloc Québécois until 2011, when New Democrat Guy Caron, an unsuccessful candidate in 2004, 2006 and 2008, unexpectedly won the riding in an NDP wave that swept throughout Quebec.[3]

It is proposed that the riding's name was supposed to be changed to Centre-du-Bas-Saint-Laurent following the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012, however Parliament voted against this change.[4] There will be no territory changes to this riding 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
Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques
Riding created from Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques
and Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis
38th  2004 − 2006     Louise Thibault Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2007
 2007 − 2008     Independent
40th  2008 − 2011     Claude Guimond Bloc Québécois
41st  2011 − Present     Guy Caron New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

There will be no territory changes for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Guy Caron 18,360 42.98 +32.65 $1,454.82
Bloc Québécois Claude Guimond 13,170 30.83 -13.85 $37,084.15
Conservative Bertin Denis 6,218 14.56 -3.70 $48,523.44
Liberal Pierre Cadieux 4,101 9.60 -10.49 $12,947.19
Green Clément Pelletier 867 2.03 +0.40 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,716 100.0     $86,716.92
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 449 1.04 -0.13
Turnout 43,165 62.90 +4.17
Eligible voters 68,625
New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +23.25
Sources:[5][6]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Claude Guimond 17,652 44.68 -1.70 $26,530.06
Liberal Pierre Béland 7,937 20.09 +0.76 $16,213.11
Conservative Gaston Noël 7,216 18.26 -3.94 $50,736.77
New Democratic Guy Caron 4,085 10.33 +0.53 $8,921.06
Independent Louise Thibault 1,966 4.97 $10,441.59
Green James D. Morrison 645 1.63 -0.65 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,501 100.0     $83,533
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 468 1.17 -0.05
Turnout 39,969 58.73 -5.03
Eligible voters 68,055
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -1.23
Independent candidate Louise Thibault was previously elected as a member of the Bloc Québécois, and lost 41.41 percentage points from her results in the 2006 election.
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louise Thibault 19,804 46.38 -11.25 $37,738.52
Conservative Roger Picard 9,481 22.20 +13.26 $15,575.69
Liberal Michel Tremblay 8,254 19.33 -4.44 $54,457.05
New Democratic Guy Caron 4,186 9.80 +2.75 $15,288.40
Green François Bédard 973 2.28 -0.34 $30.76
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,698 100.0     $77,697
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 529 1.22 -0.68
Turnout 43,227 63.76 +5.71
Eligible voters 67,793
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -12.26
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louise Thibault 22,215 57.63 -2.77 $37,917.81
Liberal Côme Roy 9,161 23.77 -5.96 $52,950.93
Conservative Denis Quimper 3,445 8.94 +2.10 $14,150.40
New Democratic Guy Caron 2,717 7.05 +5.10 $6,486.64
Green Marjolaine Delaunière 1,008 2.62 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,546 100.0     $75,927
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 747 1.90
Turnout 39,293 58.05 -0.46
Eligible voters 67,686
Bloc Québécois notional hold Swing +1.60
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined total of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Bloc Québécois 23,583 60.40
  Liberal 11,609 29.73
  Progressive Conservative 1,343 3.44
  Alliance 1,327 3.40
  New Democratic 762 1.95
  Others 418 1.07

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