Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||153/153 polls|
|LIB||Claude Nelson Morin||5,309||
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Riding profile: Abitibi-Ouest is located in Northwest Quebec, bordering Ontario. It contains the following municipalities: Amos, Authier, Authier-Nord, Berry, Champneuf, Chazel, Clermont, Clerval, Duparquet, Dupuy, Gallichan, La Corne, La Morandière, La Motte, La Reine, La Sarre, Landrienne, Launay, Macamic, Normétal, Palmarolle, Poularies, Preissac, Rapide-Danseur, Rochebaucourt, Roquemaure, Saint-Dominique-du-Rosaire, Sainte-Germaine-Boulé, Sainte-Gertrude-Manneville, Sainte-Hélène-de-Mancebourg, Saint-Félix-de-Dalquier, Saint-Mathieu-d'Harricana, Taschereau, Trécesson and Val-Saint-Gilles.
Also in the riding are the First Nation reserve of Pikogan, the localities and hamlets of Despinassy, Guyenne, Languedoc and St-Eugène-de-Chazel, and the parishes of Saint-Lambert and Saint-Marc-de-Figuery.
Riding history: Riding created in 1944.
In 2001 redistribution, lost in the northwest the James Bay portion of the riding to the Ungava riding. Kept 98 per cent of riding; two per cent moved to Ungava.
1970 - Ralliement Créditiste 1973 - LIB Since 1976 - PQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 61.63 per cent; No - 38.37 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 0.6 per cent French: 98.4 per cent Other: 1 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 Census
Liberal Jean-Hugues Boutin defeated Parti Créditiste's Aurèle Audet.
Parti Québécois's François Gendron defeated Ralliement Créditiste's Roger Bureau. Liberal Boutin came in third. Gendron was appointed minister of public service in September 1979.
Parti Québécois's Gendron defeated Liberal Claire Labreche. Appointed minister of state for planning in April 198l; minister of planning and regional development and chair of planning committee in September 1982; appointed minister of education, December 1984 to December 1985. Gendron was re-elected in 1985, 1989 and 1994. Served as minister of natural resources from Sept. 26, 1994, to Jan. 29, 1996.
Parti Québécois's Gendron defeated Liberal Martin Veilleux. Appointed minister of natural resources, Feb. 13, 2002 (after the resignation of Gilles Baril).
Parti Québécois's Gendron defeated Liberal Jean-Louis Carignan.
Parti Québécois's Gendron defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Éric Mathieu.
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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