Tobique—Mactaquac

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Tobique—Mactaquac
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.

As per the 2012 federal electoral distribution, this riding will gain territory from Fredericton and lose a small territory to the new riding of Miramichi—Grand Lake.

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
Tobique—Mactaquac
Riding created from Carleton—Charlotte,
Fredericton—York—Sunbury and Madawaska—Victoria
36th  1997 − 2000     Gilles Bernier Prog. 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]

Tobique—Mactaquac, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

This riding will gain territory from Fredericton and lose territory to Miramichi—Grand Lake for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 21,410 62.14
  New Democratic 6,594 19.14
  Liberal 5,591 16.23
  Green 853 2.48
  Others 7 0.02

Tobique—Mactaquac, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 21,108 62.70 +5.21 $44,047.06
New Democratic Pierre Cyr 6,388 18.98 +3.61 $4,796.14
Liberal Charles Chiasson 5,337 15.85 -5.70 $29,831.59
Green Rish McGlynn 831 2.47 -3.29 $5.82
Total valid votes/Expense limit 33,664 100.0     $84,385.35
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 256 0.75 -0.33
Turnout 33,920 63.91 +4.18
Eligible voters 53,073
Conservative hold Swing +0.80
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 18,071 57.49 +13.70 $61,678.30
Liberal Sally McGrath 6,773 21.55 -21.32 $26,392.40
New Democratic Alice Finnamore 4,830 15.37 +3.87 $8,535.56
Green Mark Glass 1,810 5.76 +3.89 $1,492.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 31,433 100.0     $81,901
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 343 1.08 +0.04
Turnout 31,776 59.73 -8.02
Eligible voters 53,203
Conservative hold Swing +17.51
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 15,894 43.79 +4.20 $66,976.92
Liberal Andy Savoy 15,558 42.87 -5.36 $70,900.54
New Democratic Alice Finnamore 4,172 11.50 +3.00 $9,442.17
Green Robert Bérubé Jr. 679 1.87 -1.81 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,292 100.0     $76,462
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 383 1.04
Turnout 36,675 67.75 +3.75
Eligible voters 54,135
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.78
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Andy Savoy 16,787 48.23 +15.82 $74,481.32
Conservative Mike Allen 13,779 39.59 -24.32 $60,455.56
New Democratic Jason Mapplebeck 2,957 8.50 +4.82 $1,645.00
Green Scott Jones 1,282 3.68 $882.20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,805 100.0     $74,648
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 349 1.0
Turnout 35,154 64.00 -2.29
Eligible voters 54,931
Liberal notional gain from Prog. Conservative Swing +20.07
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Progressive Conservative 11,708 33.80
  Liberal 11,225 32.41
  Alliance 10,428 30.11
  New Democratic 1,273 3.68

Tobique—Mactaquac, 1996 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Andy Savoy 10,900 33.6 +3.4
Prog. 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 %
Prog. 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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