Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia

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Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
Quebec electoral district
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kristina Michaud
Bloc Québécois
District created2013
First contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]71,897
Electors (2015)60,721
Area (km²)[2]14,461.67
Pop. density (per km²)5
Census divisionsAvignon, La Matanie, La Matapédia, La Mitis
Census subdivisionsAmqui, Carleton-sur-Mer, Causapscal, Maria, Matane, Mont-Joli, Sainte-Luce

Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia is a federal electoral district in Quebec. It encompasses a portion of Quebec previously included in the electoral districts of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine (21%) and Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia (79%).[3]

Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, which took place October 19, 2015.[4]

Profile[edit]

The Bloc did the best, with results from the 2011 election transposed onto the new riding boundaries from the redistribution. Their stronghold in the riding is in and around Mont-Joli, and for the most part, they carried the rural areas, particularly in the northern portion of the district. The NDP's strength was in the south, in the part of the new riding taken from Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine. The area around Amqui offered the most diverse range of support, with all parties doing fairly well, but with the Bloc coming out on top. Matane, and the rural regions surrounding it, were the best portions of the seat for the Liberals, although they had to contend with strong support for the Bloc as well.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2016 Census
  • Languages (2016 mother tongue) : 95.8% French, 3.3% English, 0.6% Mi'kmaq, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Spanish[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
Riding created from Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
and Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
42nd  2015–2019     Rémi Massé Liberal
43rd  2019–present     Kristina Michaud Bloc Québécois

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Bloc Québécois Kristina Michaud 18,500 51.43 +30.41
Liberal Rémi Massé 12,188 33.89 -5.66
Conservative Natasha Tremblay 2,756 7.66 +1.53
New Democratic Rémi-Jocelyn Côté 1,435 3.99 -16.20
Green James Morrison 699 1.94 +0.94
People's Éric Barnabé 210 0.58 -
Rhinoceros Mathieu Castonguay 180 0.50 +0.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,968 98.38
Total rejected ballots 591 1.62 +0.49
Turnout 36,559 61.41 +1.02
Eligible voters 59,533
Bloc Québécois gain from Liberal Swing +18.04
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Rémi Massé 14,378 39.55 +16.34 $63,694.54
Bloc Québécois Kédina Fleury-Samson 7,641 21.02 -13.47 $33,559.21
New Democratic Joël Charest 7,340 20.19 -6.44 $14,775.78
Strength in Democracy Jean-François Fortin 4,229 11.63 - $23,500.51
Conservative André Savoie 2,228 6.13 -7.03 $4,967.68
Green Sherri Springle 365 1.0 -1.51 -
Rhinoceros Éric Normand 175 0.48 - -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,356 100.00 - $209,811.36
Total rejected ballots 416 - -
Turnout 36,772 - -
Eligible voters 60,801
Liberal gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +14.90
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
2011 federal election redistributed results[10]
Party Vote %
  Bloc Québécois 12,599 34.49
  New Democratic 9,725 26.63
  Liberal 8,477 23.21
  Conservative 4,806 13.16
  Green 918 2.51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  3. ^ Final Report – Quebec
  4. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  5. ^ https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=109979&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=888&Temporal=2016,2017&THEME=118&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=
  6. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections