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Rimouski-Neigette - Témiscouata - Les Basques
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||217/217 polls|
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This rural riding is located in eastern Quebec on the banks of the lower St. Lawrence River. It borders on both New Brunswick and the United States. The riding contains the regional county municipalities of Les Basques, Rimouski-Neigette and Témiscouata.
The economy is diverse. Both the University of Quebec and a correctional institution are located in Rimouski. The main industries are the service sector, retail trade and manufacturing. Natural resource industries also provide a significant number of jobs. The average family income is $61,368 and unemployment is 9.4 per cent.
According to the 2006 census, the immigrant population is less than two per cent. Ninety-eight per cent of residents speak French as their mother tongue, while 0.6 per cent speak English. Fourteen per cent of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree.
In the redistribution of 2004, 73 per cent of Rimouski-Neigette-et-la-Mitis was combined with 37 per cent from Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata-Les Basques. The riding was renamed Rimouski-Témiscouata, a name it had held from 1980 to 1996. This riding was established as Rimouski in 1867. The 1996 redistribution kept 74 per cent of the riding and added 27 per cent from Matapédia-Matane. The name was changed to Rimouski-Mitis by a private member's bill and to Rimouski-Neigette-et-la-Mitis in 2000.
Population: 84,453 (2006 census; a decrease of 0.1% since 2001)
Bloc Québécois MP Louise Thiabult won another easy race in 2006, easily outdistancing second-place Conservative Roger Picard.
Thibault was elected as an MP for the first time in Rimouski-Témiscouata in 2004 with 58 per cent of the vote. The BQ's Suzanne Tremblay had held the riding from 1993 until 2004.
Social Credit's Eudore Allard was MP from 1972 to 1980, when Liberal Eva Côté won a single term. PC Monique Vézina won in 1984 and 1988. She was appointed minister for external relations in 1984 and minister of supply and services in 1986, minister of state for transport in 1987, minister of state for employment and immigration in 1988 and minister for external relations and international development in 1993.
- 1911 - CON
- 1917-57 inclusive - LIB
- 1958 - PC
- 1962 - LIB
- 1963 - SC
- 1965, 1968 - LIB
- 1972, 1974, 1979 - SC
- 1980 - LIB
- 1984, 1988 - PC
- 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 - BQ
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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