Cardigan (electoral district)

Cardigan (electoral district)

Cardigan is a federal electoral district in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968.


Ethnic groups: 98.5% White, 1.1% Native Canadian
Languages: 97.0% English, 1.2% French, 1.7% Other
Religions: 51.0% Catholic, 40.3% Protestant, 2.6% Other Christian, 5.9% No affiliation
Average income: $22 712


The district includes all of Kings County and eastern Queens County. It also includes Governors Island and Boughton Island.

According to Elections Canada, the geographic boundaries of this riding for the 39th General Election (2006) are:

"Consisting of:

(a) the County of Kings;

(b) that part of the County of Queens comprised of: lots 35, 36, 37, 48, 49, 50, 57, 58, 60 and 62; the Town of Stratford; and

(c) Governors Island and all other islands adjacent to the County of Kings and to the above-mentioned lots.

See the map of Cardigan riding


The electoral district was created in 1966 from parts of the ridings of King's and Queen's.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
King's and Queen's prior to 1968
28th 1968-1972     Melvin McQuaid Progressive Conservative
29th 1972-1974     Daniel J. MacDonald
1st term
30th 1974-1979
31st 1979-1980     Wilbur MacDonald Progressive Conservative
32nd 1980     Daniel J. MacDonald
2nd term
1980-1981 vacant
1981-1984     W. Bennett Campbell Liberal
33rd 1984-1988     Pat Binns Progressive Conservative
34th 1988-1993     Lawrence MacAulay Liberal
35th 1993-1997
36th 1997-2000
37th 2000-2004
38th 2004-2006
39th 2006-2008

Election results

Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

See also

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