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District Profiles

CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Jeannot VolpéPC426863.25% X
Elaine AlbertLIB229734.04%
Jeff ThibodeauNDP1832.71%
September 20, 1:55:13 PM ADT 41 of 41 polls reporting

Madawaska - les-Lacs (55)


PC: Jeannot Volpé (incumbent)
LIB: Elaine Albert
NDP: Jeff Thibodeau

District Profile:
A border riding in northwest New Brunswick, it forms the "nose" of New Brunswick, tucked between New Brunswick and Maine. It includes Baker-Brook, Clair, Lac Baker, Saint-François- de-Madawaska, Saint-Jacques, St-Hilaire, Verret villages, parish of Madawaska, excluding city of Edmundston. The total population is 12,615.

District Map:
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Riding History:
New riding in 1974.

PC: 2003, 1999, 1995.
LIB: 1991, 1987, 1991.
PC: 1982,1978,1974.

The 2006 redistribution adds the parish of Sainte-Basile from the electoral district of Madawaska-la-Vallee. In the 1995 redistribution, this district kept all the existing riding except for about 400 voters (one poll and part of another), which moved to Edmundston. It gained from Madawaska Centre - the eastern half of the old riding - part of St Joseph Parish (five polls, about 1,200 voters).

Political History:
2003: PC JEANNOT VOLPÉ won the seat with 3,965 votes. June 27, 2003: Sworn in as minister of finance.
1999: VOLPÉ defeated LIB GEORGES CORRIVEAU by 2,151 votes. June 1: VOLPÉ appointed minister of natural resources and energy. No change in October 2001 cabinet shuffle.
1995: VOLPÉ defeated CORRIVEAU by 975 votes.
1991: CORRIVEAU defeated PC RAOUL CYR by 695 votes. Jan. 25, 1994: CORRIVEAU appointed minister of state for Electronic Information Highway.
1987: CORRIVEAU defeated PC JEAN-PIERRE OUELLET by 1,906 votes.
1982: OUELLET defeated LIB LUC DAIGLE by 526 votes. Oct. 30: OUELLET appointed minister of cultural and historical resources. Oct. 3, 1985: Minister of education.
1978: OUELLET defeated LIB NELSON BELLEFLEUR by 805 votes. OUELLET reappointed minister of youth, recreation and cultural resources.
1974: OUELLET defeated LIB LAURIER LEVESQUE by 95 votes. (LEVESQUE was elected in 1970, 1967, 1963, 1960). Dec. 3, 1974: OUELLET appointed minister of youth; 1976: Appointed minister of youth, recreation and cultural resources.

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