Beauséjour (electoral district)

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Beauséjour
New Brunswick electoral district
Beauséjour, riding.png
Beauséjour in relation to other New Brunswick federal electoral districts (2003 boundaries)
Coordinates:46°18′25″N 64°41′20″W / 46.307°N 64.689°W / 46.307; -64.689Coordinates: 46°18′25″N 64°41′20″W / 46.307°N 64.689°W / 46.307; -64.689
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dominic LeBlanc
Liberal
District created1966
First contested1968
Last contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]82,292
Electors (2015)66,170
Area (km²)[2]3,995.89
Pop. density (per km²)20.6
Census divisionsKent, Westmorland
Census subdivisionsDieppe, Bouctouche, Richibucto, Sackville, Shediac, Memramcook, Moncton (parish), Dundas, Beaubassin East

Beauséjour riding (formerly known as Beauséjour—Petitcodiac) is a federal electoral district in eastern New Brunswick, Canada, which has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988. It replaced Westmorland—Kent, which was represented from 1968 to 1988.

Beauséjour is largely Acadian and Francophone, with a significant Anglophone section in the southern section of the riding.

The riding consists of most of Westmorland County to the east and north of Moncton; and almost all of Kent County. Major towns in the riding include Shediac, Cap-Pelé, Sackville, Bouctouche and Richibucto; the neighbouring ridings are Miramichi—Grand Lake, Fundy Royal, Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, and Cumberland—Colchester in Nova Scotia; it is connected to the riding of Malpeque on Prince Edward Island by the Confederation Bridge.

Political geography[edit]

Westmorland—Kent was created in 1966 from Kent, and part of Westmorland that was not included in the Moncton riding, it was abolished when it was incorporated into the new riding of Beauséjour in 1987.

Beauséjour was created in 1987 primarily from Westmorland—Kent, incorporating parts of Moncton and Northumberland—Miramichi ridings.

In 1997, it was renamed "Beauséjour—Petitcodiac", and expanded to include most of Albert County and the Petitcodiac area of western Westmorland County; this created a "doughnut" around Greater Moncton, which was a separate district.

In 2003, Beauséjour—Petitcodiac was abolished when it was redistributed into a new Beauséjour riding and into Fundy riding.

The new Beauséjour riding was created primarily from Beauséjour—Petitcodiac, incorporating parts of Miramichi and Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe ridings.

As per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding will lose small territories to Miramichi—Grand Lake and Fundy Royal, but will gain territory from Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe.

Political history[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200173,871—    
200676,279+3.3%
201178,076+2.4%

Future Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc represented Beauséjour from 1972 to 1984, his son, Dominic LeBlanc, is its current MP.

Future Prime Minister Jean Chrétien represented Beauséjour for a short time in the early 1990s after he won the Liberal leadership. Chrétien did not have a seat in the House of Commons at the time, and the sitting MP stepped down to allow him to run in a by-election.

Since its creation, the riding has voted Liberal in every election except 1997, when it elected Angela Vautour of the New Democratic Party. Vautour switched to the Progressive Conservatives midway through her term, and was defeated in 2000.

Federal riding associations[edit]

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
  Green Party of Canada Beauséjour Green Party Association Guy Gautreau 308 la Vallée Route Memramcook
  People's Party of Canada Beauséjour People's Party Association Michael Milne 12 Westshore Dr Pointe-du-Chêne
  Conservative Party of Canada Beauséjour Conservative Association open
  Liberal Party of Canada Beauséjour Federal Liberal Association Roland Cormier 69 Harbour View Drive Scoudouc Road
  New Democratic Party Beauséjour Federal NDP Riding Association Daniel Légère 248 Memramcook Road East Memramcook

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Westmorland—Kent
Riding created from Kent and Westmorland
28th  1968–1972     Guy Crossman Liberal
29th  1972–1974 Roméo LeBlanc
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988 Fernand Robichaud
Beauséjour
34th  1988–1990     Fernand Robichaud Liberal
 1990–1993 Jean Chrétien
35th  1993–1997 Fernand Robichaud
Beauséjour—Petitcodiac
36th  1997–1999     Angela Vautour New Democratic
 1999–2000     Progressive Conservative
37th  2000–2004     Dominic LeBlanc Liberal
Beauséjour
38th  2004–2006     Dominic LeBlanc Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–present

Election results[edit]

Beauséjour, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
The 2019 general election will be held on October 21.
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jean-Marc Bélanger
Conservative Vincent Cormier
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc
People's Nancy Mercier
Green Laura Reinsborough
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Canada[3]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 36,534 69.02 +28.33 $77,614.48
New Democratic Hélène Boudreau 8,009 15.13 –8.30 $24,161.02
Conservative Ann Bastarache 6,017 11.37 –20.35
Green Kevin King 2,376 4.49 +0.32 $1,009.07
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,936 100.00   $200,494.19
Total rejected ballots 320 0.60
Turnout 53,256 80.48
Eligible voters 66,170
Liberal notional hold Swing +18.31
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2011 federal election redistributed results[6]
Party Vote %
  Liberal 18,507 40.69
  Conservative 14,425 31.71
  New Democratic 10,655 23.43
  Green 1,896 4.17

Beauséjour, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 17,399 39.08 -7.68 $60,854.20
Conservative Evelyn Chapman 14,811 33.27 +4.12 $75,052.19
New Democratic Susan Levi-Peters 10,397 23.35 +6.47 $13,825.57
Green Natalie Arsenault 1,913 4.30 -2.89 $0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,520 100.0     $84,184.30
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 534 1.19 -0.16
Turnout 45,054 71.21 +1.96
Eligible voters 63,267
Liberal hold Swing -5.90
Sources:[7][8]
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 20,059 46.76 -0.95 $56,379.70
Conservative Omer Léger 12,506 29.15 -3.03 $54,871.67
New Democratic Chris Durrant 7,242 16.88 +0.13 $7,113.77
Green Mike Milligan 3,087 7.19 +4.79 $1,748.46
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,894 100.0     $81,263
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 586 1.35 +0.15
Turnout 43,480 69.25 -5.97
Eligible voters 62,790
Liberal hold Swing +1.04
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 22,012 47.55 -5.73 $58,009.11
Conservative Omer Léger 14,919 32.23 +4.04 $54,029.29
New Democratic Neil Gardner 7,717 16.67 +1.96 $10,068.80
Green Anna Girouard 1,290 2.79 -1.03 $1,869.49
Independent Frank Comeau 357 0.77 $460.29
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,295 100.0     $75,255
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 561 1.20 -0.50
Turnout 46,856 75.22 +8.62
Eligible voters 62,291
Liberal hold Swing -4.88
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 21,934 53.28 +0.59 $51,654.26
Conservative Angela Vautour 11,604 28.19 -11.64 $51,129.02
New Democratic Omer Bourque 6,056 14.71 +7.24 $7,476.46
Green Anna Girouard 1,574 3.82 $1,201.17
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,168 100.0     $73,195
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 712 1.70
Turnout 41,880 68.29 -2.28
Eligible voters 61,327
Liberal notional hold Swing +6.12
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote %
  Liberal 21,533 52.69
  Progressive Conservative 12,663 30.98
  Alliance 3,616 8.85
  New Democratic 3,053 7.47
  Others 5 0.01

Beauséjour—Petitcodiac 1997–2003[edit]

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 21,465 47.10 +12.27
Progressive Conservative Angela Vautour 14,631 32.11 +16.11
Alliance Tom Taylor 6,256 13.73 +3.55
New Democratic Inka Milewski 3,217 7.06 -31.93
Total valid votes 45,569 100.00

Change for Progressive Conservative candidate Angela Vautour are based on the party's results in 1997, she personally received 6.88% fewer votes based on her results as an NDP candidate.

Change for the Canadian Alliance for 1997 are based on the results of its predecessor, the Reform Party.

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Angela Vautour 18,504 38.99 +33.25
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 16,529 34.83 -41.20
Progressive Conservative Ian Hamilton 7,592 16.00 +0.78
Reform Raymond Braun 4,833 10.18
Total valid votes 47,458 100.00

Beauséjour 1987–1997[edit]

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Fernand Robichaud 29,830 76.03 +24.58
Progressive Conservative Ian Hamilton 5,970 15.22 -12.02
New Democratic David Bailie 2,253 5.74 -31.62
National James Bannister 738 1.88
Christian Heritage Mae Boudreau-Pedersen 445 1.13 +0.28
Total valid votes 39,236 100.00

All changes are from the 1990 by-election, with the exception of the Progressive Conservative Party, who did not field a candidate.


Canadian federal by-election, 10 December 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
On the resignation of Fernand Robichaud, 24 September 1990
Liberal Jean Chrétien 17,332 51.45 -7.16
New Democratic Guy Cormier 12,587 37.36 +27.12
Confederation of Regions Margie Bowes-Legood 2,789 8.28 +4.37
Independent Alonzo LeBlanc 450 1.34
Christian Heritage Mae Boudreau-Pedersen 286 0.85
Rhinoceros Bryan Gold 246 0.73
Total valid votes 33,690 100.00
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Fernand Robichaud 22,650 58.61 +16.86
Progressive Conservative Omer Léger 10,525 27.24 -10.72
New Democratic Lyman Dean 3,958 10.24 -10.05
Confederation of Regions Russell Bowes 1,511 3.91
Total valid votes 38,644 100.00

Westmorland—Kent 1966–1987[edit]

1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Fernand Robichaud 14,709 41.75 -25.375
Progressive Conservative Louis LeBlanc 13,371 37.96 +21.39
New Democratic Claire Doiron 7,148 20.29 +3.98
Total valid votes 35,228 100.00

Student Vote results[edit]

2011 election[edit]

In 2011, a Student Vote was conducted at participating Canadian schools to parallel the 2011 Canadian federal election results; the vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.[9]

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 504 41.96
New Democratic Susan Levi-Peters 318 26.48
Green Natalie Arsenault 191 15.90
Conservative Evelyn Chapman 188 15.65
Total valid votes 1,497 100.00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 13002) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: