New Brunswick electoral district
Tobique-Mactaquac in relation to other New Brunswick federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
House of Commons
2011) [1 ] 68,709
Electors (2011) 53,203
[2 ] 15,372.27
Pop. density (per km²)
Carleton, Victoria, York
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.
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.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
This riding has elected the following
Members of Parliament:
Election results [ edit ]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Mike Allen 18,020
Sally McGrath 6,773
New Democratic Alice Finnamore
Mark Glass 1,810
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.
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