Results, Ridings & Candidates
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||210/210 polls|
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Riding profile: This riding is in the heartland of Quebec, south of the St. Lawrence River. Arthabaska contains the following municipalities: Chester-Est, Chesterville, Norbertville, Plessisville, Princeville, St-Christophe-d'Arthabaska, Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester, St-Norbert-d'Arthabaska, St-Rosaire, St-Valère and Victoriaville.
Riding history: Riding first existed in 1890 election
In redistribution before the 1989 election, eight per cent of the riding was moved to Richmond.
1970, 1973 - LIB 1976, 1981 - PQ 1985 - LIB 1989, 1994, 1998 - PQ 2003 - LIB 2007 - ADQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 56.35 per cent; No - 43.65 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 0.5 per cent French: 98.8 per cent Other: 0.7 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Gilles Masse won in 1970 and 1973. Served as minister of natural resources, 1970-76. Did not run in 1976.
Parti Québécois's Jacques Baril won in 1976 and 1981.
Liberal Laurier Gardner defeated Parti Québécois's Bruno St-Pierre.
Parti Québécois's Baril ran again and defeated Liberal Gardner.
Parti Québécois's Baril defeated Liberal Madeleine Dusseault.
Parti Québécois's Baril defeated Liberal Jacques Lamontagne. Minister for transport, Dec. 15, 1998 to March 8, 2001; appointed minister responsible for Centre-du-Québec region, Dec. 15, 1998; appointed minister for transport and maritime policy, March 8, 2001. Baril announced on Nov. 17, 2002, he would not be running again.
Liberal Claude Bachande defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Alain Rayes.
Action Démocratique du Québec's Jean-François Roux defeated Liberal Bachande.
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