District Profile:This district is in the northeast of the province, centred on the village of Caraquet, known as the unofficial capital of the Acadian peninsula.
According to the 1991 census, the district contains highest percentage of the population listing French as a mother tongue, at 96.6%.
The district consists of the part of Gloucester county contained in part of parish of New Bandon, the part of parish of Paquetville east of Petit Paquetville Road; parish of Caraquet excluding that portion south of Saint Simon; town of Caraquet; villages of Bertrand, Saint-Léolin, Grande-Anse, Bas-Caraquet and Maisonnette.
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District History:New district in 1974.
PC: Byelection 2001.
LIB: 1999, 1995, 1991, 1987.
LIB: 1978, 1974.
Redistribution:In the 2006 redistribution, Caraquet added part of the community of Burnsville from the existing electoral district of Nepisiguit. It also added part of the community of Burnsville from the district of Centre-Peninsule. The district's total population is 11,969.
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