Tobique—Mactaquac

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Tobique—Mactaquac
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Tobique-Mactaquac.png
Tobique-Mactaquac in relation to other New Brunswick federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Mike Allen
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 68,709
Electors (2011) 53,203
Area (km²)[2] 15,372.27
Pop. density (per km²) 4.5
Census divisions Carleton, Victoria, York
Census subdivisions Grand Falls / Grand-Sault, Woodstock, Bright, Douglas, Drummond, Kent, Saint Marys, Wakefield

Tobique—Mactaquac 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 2011 was 68,709.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the counties of Carleton and Victoria as well as the Parish and Village of Saint-André and the eastern part of the County of York (excluding the City of Fredericton and vicinity). The neighbouring ridings are Madawaska—Restigouche, Miramichi, Fredericton, and New Brunswick Southwest.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from portions of the old ridings of Carleton—Charlotte, Fredericton—York—Sunbury, and Madawaska—Victoria. Its creation was very controversial, as it included areas with both large anglophone and francophone populations, while neighbouring communities were placed in other ridings. This seemingly went against the "communities of interest" criterion in drawing electoral boundaries.

On two separate occasions Tobique—Mactaquac has been involved in party nomination controversies. In the 1997 election, the Liberals were alleged to have rigged their meeting to choose Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais, the Member of Parliament for the defunct Madawaska—Victoria riding. The meeting was held in Grand Falls, near her hometown and at the far northern end of the riding. Due to sound problems, only her speech was carried over the loudspeakers. Ringuette-Maltais lost the election to Gilles Bernier of the Progressive Conservatives.

In the 2004 election, the Conservative Party selected Adam Richardson, who had run for the Canadian Alliance in the 2000 election, but national head office refused to sign his nomination papers, apparently due to Richardson's demands that Stephen Harper apologize for comments about Atlantic Canadians. The eventual Conservative candidate, Mike Allen, lost to Liberal incumbent Andy Savoy.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 70,105 —    
2006 68,352 −2.5%
2011 68,709 +0.5%

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Carleton—Charlotte, Fredericton—York—Sunbury and Madawaska—Victoria prior to 1997
36th 1997–2000     Gilles Bernier Progressive Conservative
37th 2000–2004     Andy Savoy Liberal
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008     Mike Allen Conservative
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 21,108 62.7 +5.4
New Democratic Pierre Cyr 6,388 19.0 +3.6
Liberal Charles Chiasson 5,337 15.9 -5.6
Green Rish Mcglynn 831 2.5 -3.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 33,664 100.0
Total rejected ballots 256 0.8
Turnout 33,920 64.5 +5.2
Eligible voters 52,623
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 18,020 57.3 +13.6 $61,616
Liberal Sally McGrath 6,773 21.5 -21.5 $29,832
New Democratic Alice Finnamore 4,830 15.4 +4.0 $8,678
Green Mark Glass 1,810 5.8 +3.9 $1,510
Total valid votes/Expense limit 31,433 100.0 $81,901
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 59.3
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Mike Allen 15,869 43.7 +4.0
Liberal Andy Savoy 15,615 43.0 -5.2
New Democratic Alice Finnamore 4,137 11.4 +2.9
Green Robert Berube Jr. 671 1.8 -1.9
Total valid votes 36,292 100.0
     Conservative gain from Liberal.
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Andy Savoy 16,787 48.2 +15.4
Conservative Mike Allen 13,779 39.7 -24.2
New Democratic Jason Mapplebeck 2,957 8.5 +4.8
Green Scott Jones 1,282 3.7 +3.7
Difference 3,008 8.5
Total valid votes 34,805 100.0
Rejected ballots 349 1.0
Turnout 35,154 64.0
    

Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Andy Savoy 10,900 33.6 +3.4
Progressive Conservative Gilles Bernier 10,750 33.1 -2.8
Alliance Adam Richardson 9,570 29.5 +1.8
New Democratic Carolyn Van Dine 1,216 3.7 -2.5
Total 32,436 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Gilles Bernier 12,125 35.9
Liberal Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais 10,190 30.2
Reform Ivan Shaw 9,371 27.7
New Democratic Leslie Ann Ferguson 2,093 6.2
Total 33,779 100.0

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