Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou

Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou

Abitibi (also known as Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) and Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou (formerly known as Nunavik—Eeyou) are federal electoral districts in the province of Quebec, Canada, that have been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1966.

"Abitibi" was created in 1966, and renamed "Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik". It was abolished in 2003, and most of its territory was incorporated into "Nunavik—Eeyou", which was renamed "Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou" in 2004.

Geography

Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou currently consists of:

  • the Regional County Municipality of Vallée-de-l'Or, including: Lac-Simon Indian Reserve; the Indian Settlement of Grand-Lac Victoria;
  • the Equivalent Territory of Jamésie, including: the Cree villages and reserved lands of Chisasibi, Eastmain, Mistissini, Nemiscau, Waskaganish, Waswanipi and Wemindji; the Indian Settlement of Oujé-Bougoumou, excepting that part of the Municipality of Baie-James lying southerly of latitude 50°00′ N and westerly of longitude 79°00′ W; and
  • the Territory of the Kativik Regional Government, including the Cree village and reserved land of Whapmagoostui; the Nordic village municipalities of Akulivik, Aupaluk, Inukjuak, Ivujivik, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kangiqsujuaq, Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq, Kuujjuarapik, Puvirnituq, Quaqtaq, Salluit, Tasiujaq and Umiujaq; the Naskapi Village Municipality of Kawawachikamach.

The neighbouring ridings are Timmins—James Bay, Nunavut, Labrador, Manicouagan, Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean, Saint-Maurice—Champlain, Pontiac, and Abitibi—Témiscamingue.

History

Abitibi riding was created in 1966 from parts of Chapleau and Saguenay electoral districts. In 1976, parts of Villeneuve were incorporated. The electoral district's name was changed in 1998 to "Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik".

In the 2003 re-distribution, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik was abolished. A new riding, "Nunavik—Eeyou", was created with substatilly the same territory as Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik. Parts of Manicouagan and Roberval ridings were added, while a part was lost to Abitibi—Témiscamingue. Its name was changed to "Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou" after the 2004 election.

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Chapleau and Saguenay prior to 1968
Abitibi
28th 1968-1971     Gérard Laprise Ralliement Créditiste
1971-1972 Social Credit
29th 1972-1974
30th 1974-1979
31st 1979-1980     Armand Caouette Social Credit
32nd 1980-1984     René Gingras Liberal
33rd 1984-1988     Guy St-Julien Progressive Conservative
34th 1988-1993
35th 1993-1997     Bernard Deshaies Bloc Québécois
36th 1997-2000     Guy St-Julien Liberal
Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik
37th 2000-2004     Guy St-Julien Liberal
Nunavik—Eeyou
38th 2004-2006     Yvon Lévesque Bloc Québécois
Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou
39th 2006-     Yvon Lévesque Bloc Québécois

Election results

Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, 2004 - present

Bloc Québécois hold Swing +9.7%

Nunavik—Eeyou, 2003 - 2004

Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik, 2000 - 2004

Abitibi, 1968 - 2000

See also

External links

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

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