Current MHA: Clyde Jackman (PC).
District profile: Primarily a fishing district with the Marystown Shipyard and offshore fabrication yard an important part of the economy. Like many other districts, it has faced some tough economic times. Production has dropped at FPI’s Marystown fish plant and work at the shipyard has been erratic.
The main communities are Marystown, Burin and Rushoon.
Other communities include Baine Harbour, Beau Bois, Boat Harbour, Brookside, Fox Cove-Mortier, Garnish Pond, Jean de Baie, Parker’s Cove, Petite Fort, Port au Bras, Red Harbour, Red Island, Rock Harbour, South East Bight, and Spanish Room.
Remained unchanged in the 2007 redistribution.
2003: PC Clyde Jackman beat Liberal Sam Synard by 1,317 votes.
1999: Liberal Mary Hodder, the former deputy mayor of Marystown, defeated NDP Wayne Butler and PC Dominic Lundrigan to hold onto the district. Hodder decided not to run again in 2003 and Synard became the new Liberal candidate.
1996: Hodder defeated PC Terry Keating to regain the district for the Liberals.
1982-1996: Glen Tobin held the district for the Progressive Conservatives from 1982 to 1996.
1979: Liberal Don Hollett defeated Ed Mayo, who was running for the PCs.
1975: Liberal Pat Canning, defeated in 1972, returned to politics to defeat PC Leo Barry.
1972: Barry, in one of the upsets that brought the Tories to power, defeated longtime incumbent Canning.
1951-1972: Canning held the district through the Smallwood era.
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