Results, Ridings & Candidates
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||49/49 polls|
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Riding profile: The only Quebec riding on Atlantic time, Îles-de-la-Madeleine riding comprises the Magdalen Islands, an archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Riding history: Riding first existed in 1897 election. No change in 1988, 1992 or 2001 redistributions.
Political history: 1962-1973 inclusive - LIB 1976, 1981 - PQ 1985, 1989, 1994 - LIB 1998, 2003, 2007 - PQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 58.13 per cent; No - 41.87 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 5.9 per cent French: 94.2 per cent Other: 0.1 per cent Source: 2001 Statistics Canada census
Liberal Louis-Philippe Lacroix won here in 1962, 1966, 1970 and 1973.
Parti Québécois's Denise Leblanc-Bantey defeated Liberal Lacroix by 60 votes.
Parti Québécois's Leblanc-Bantey defeated Liberal Rosaire Arseneau. Appointed minister of Civil Service, April 1981; minister responsible for Status of Women and vice-president of Treasury Board, November 1983. One of "Group of 12," left cabinet Nov. 26, 1984 along with several others after René Lévesque's statement that sovereignty should not be an issue in 1985 election. From Nov. 27, 1984, sat as an Independent.
Liberal Georges Farrah won in 1985 and 1989. Farrah appointed junior minister for Industry, Trade, Science and Technology and responsible for Tourism, Jan. 11 to September 1994.
Liberal Farrah defeated Parti Québécois's Leonce Deraspe.
Parti Québécois's Maxime Arseneau defeated Liberal Farrah by 588 votes. Minister of tourism, Dec. 15, 1998 to March 8, 2001. Appointed minister responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, Dec. 15, 1998. Appointed minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, March 8, 2001.
Parti Québécois's Arseneau defeated Liberal Simone Leblanc by 588 votes.
Parti Québécois's Arseneau defeated Liberal Pierre Proulx
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