Open main menu

Acadie—Bathurst

Acadie—Bathurst (formerly Gloucester) is a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1867.

Acadie—Bathurst
New Brunswick electoral district
AcadieBathurst.PNG
Acadie—Bathurst in relation to other New Brunswick ridings (2005 boundaries)
Coordinates:47°34′23″N 65°30′22″W / 47.573°N 65.506°W / 47.573; -65.506Coordinates: 47°34′23″N 65°30′22″W / 47.573°N 65.506°W / 47.573; -65.506
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Serge Cormier
Liberal
District created1867
First contested1867
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]77,791
Electors (2015)66,594
Area (km²)[2]5,063.17
Pop. density (per km²)15.4
Census divisionsGloucester, Restigouche
Census subdivisions Cities:
Bathurst
Towns:
Beresford
Caraquet
Lamèque
Shippagan
Tracadie–Sheila
Villages:
Bas-Caraquet, Belledune, Bertrand, Grande-Anse, Le Goulet, Maisonnette, New Bandon-Salmon Beach, Nigadoo, Paquetville, Petit-Rocher, Pointe-Verte, Saint-Isidore, Saint-Léolin, Ste-Marie-St-Raphaël
Parishes:
Allardville, Bathurst, Beresford, Caraquet, Colborne, Durham, Inkerman, New Bandon, Paquetville, Saint-Isidore, Saumarez, Shippagan
First Nations reserves:
Pabineau 11, Pokemouche 13

Until 1997, the riding was largely held by the Liberal Party thanks to strong support from the francophone Acadian population. There is also a notable Red Tory tendency in the riding that enabled the former Progressive Conservative Party to win on occasion. In the 1997 federal election, the New Democratic Party's Yvon Godin won an unexpected victory over powerful Liberal cabinet minister Doug Young, mostly due to his Union connections and EI recipients' reaction to Liberal cuts to Employment Insurance. Godin held the riding until his retirement as of the 2015 federal election, at which point the Liberals reclaimed the riding as part of their sweep of Atlantic Canada.

YearPop.±%
200176,392—    
200678,948+3.3%
2011 (2005 rep.)77,792−1.5%
2011 (2013 rep.)79,340+2.0%

GeographyEdit

The district includes eastern Gloucester County, and the communities along Nepisiguit Bay. The neighbouring ridings are Miramichi (electoral district) and Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

HistoryEdit

The electoral district was created at confederation in 1867, and was known as "Gloucester" until its name was changed in 1990.

In 2004, there were some legal problems regarding the 2003 boundaries. The following is from the Elections Canada website:

"In May 2004, the Federal Court of Canada made its decision in Raîche v. Canada (Attorney General), concerning a portion of the electoral boundary between the ridings of Miramichi and Acadie–Bathurst. The Court held that, in transferring certain parts of parishes from the riding of Acadie–Bathurst to Miramichi, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for New Brunswick erred in its application of the rules governing the preparation of its recommendations. The new boundaries commission was created under Part I of the Inquiries Act in response to this court decision."

The current boundaries reverted to the ones used in the 1996 representation after the 2006 election. As per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding gained a small territory from what was part of Miramichi.

MP Yvon Godin's personal popularity ensured dominance throughout the riding for the NDP in the 2011 election. His long-time experience as a Union organizer possibly helped since he was otherwise not well known in Bathurst before the election, having moved in from the Acadian Peninsula where he was from. The Conservatives won just two polls in the Bathurst area and while the Liberals won most of the mobile polls, they won just one non-mobile poll, in Inkerman.[3]

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Gloucester
1st  1867–1872     Timothy Anglin Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1877
 1877–1878
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887     Kennedy Francis Burns Conservative
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1894
 1894–1896 Théotime Blanchard
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1904     Onésiphore Turgeon Liberal
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921
14th  1921–1922
 1922–1925 Jean George Robichaud
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1926 Peter Veniot
 1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1936
 1936–1940 Clarence Joseph Veniot
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949 Clovis-Thomas Richard
21st  1949–1952
 1952–1953     Albany Robichaud Progressive Conservative
22nd  1953–1957     Hédard Robichaud Liberal
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1966
28th  1968–1972 Herb Breau
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Roger Clinch Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Doug Young Liberal
Acadie—Bathurst
35th  1993–1997     Doug Young Liberal
36th  1997–2000     Yvon Godin New Democratic
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019     Serge Cormier Liberal
43rd  2019–present

Election resultsEdit

Acadie—BathurstEdit

2019 general electionEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Serge Cormier 26,547 55.14 +4.43
Conservative Martine Savoie 10,352 21.50 +13.94
New Democratic Daniel Thériault 6,967 14.47 −24.93
Green Robert Kryszko 4,277 8.88 +6.55
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,143 100.0     $100,608.92
Total rejected ballots 924 1.88 +1.23
Turnout 49,067 73.54 −3.25
Eligible voters 66,718
Liberal hold Swing −4.76
Source: Elections Canada[4]

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Serge Cormier 25,845 50.71 +36.40 $55,485.34
New Democratic Jason Godin 20,079 39.40 -29.68 $116,542.41
Conservative Riba Girouard-Riordon 3,852 7.56 -8.98
Green Dominique Breau 1,187 2.33 +2.26
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,963 99.35   $200,964.43
Total rejected ballots 336 0.65
Turnout 51,299 77.03
Eligible voters 66,594
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +33.04
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 32,361 69.08
  Conservative 7,749 16.54
  Liberal 6,705 14.31
  Green 31 0.07

2011 general electionEdit

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Yvon Godin 32,067 69.69 +12.27 $59,706.29
Conservative Louis Robichaud 7,456 16.20 -2.39 $30,447.79
Liberal Jean Marie Gionet 6,491 14.11 -7.86 $50,735.74
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,014 100.0     $82,556.86
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 595 1.33 +0.21
Turnout 46,609 70.30 +1.98
Eligible voters 66,298
New Democratic hold Swing +7.33
Sources:[8][9]

2008 general electionEdit

2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Yvon Godin 25,849 57.53 +7.63 $57,376.65
Liberal Odette Robichaud 9,850 21.92 -8.79 $32,225.33
Conservative Jean-Guy Dubé 8,331 18.54 +1.68 $67,790.01
Green Michelle Aubin 904 2.01 +0.63 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,934 100.0     $80,066
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 507 1.12 +0.09
Turnout 45,441 68.32 -7.14
Eligible voters 66,509
New Democratic hold Swing +8.21

2006 general electionEdit

2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Yvon Godin 25,195 49.90 -4.03 $69,502.02
Liberal Marcelle Mersereau 15,504 30.71 -1.96 $65,035.20
Conservative Serge Savoie 8,513 16.86 +5.92 $54,729.58
Green Philippe Rouselle 699 1.38 -1.07 $774.79
Independent Eric Landry 362 0.72 $2,613.63
Independent Ulric Degrâce 219 0.43 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,492 100.0     $74,710
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 523 1.03 -0.15
Turnout 51,015 75.46 +5.08
Eligible voters 67,608
New Democratic hold Swing -1.04

2004 general electionEdit

2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Yvon Godin 23,857 53.93 +7.26 $61,745.98
Liberal Serge Rousselle 14,452 32.67 -7.75 $60,252.15
Conservative Joel Bernard 4,841 10.94 -1.97 $51,943.73
Green Mario Lanteigne 1,085 2.45 $7,040.66
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,235 100.0     $71,582
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 527 1.18 -0.04
Turnout 44,762 70.38 -4.99
Eligible voters 63,603
New Democratic notional hold Swing +7.50
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 %
  New Democratic 21,490 46.67
  Liberal 18,613 40.42
  Progressive Conservative 3,923 8.52
  Alliance 2,021 4.39

2000 general electionEdit

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Yvon Godin 23,568 46.61 +6.08 $57,177
Liberal Bernard Thériault 20,362 40.27 +4.91 $58,623
Progressive Conservative Alcide Leger 4,321 8.55 -15.56 $36,600
Alliance Jean Gauvin 2,314 4.58 $45,973
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,565 100.00 $63,209
Total rejected ballots 624 1.22 -1.25
Turnout 51,189 75.37 -3.28
Electors on the lists 67,918
  NDP hold Swing +0.59

1997 general electionEdit

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Yvon Godin 21,113 40.53 +34.57 $56,390
Liberal Doug Young 18,421 35.36 -30.99 $53,440
Progressive Conservative Norma Landry 12,560 24.11 -3.58 $51,562
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,094 100.00 $60,877
Total rejected ballots 1,318 2.47
Turnout 53,412 78.65
Electors on the lists 67,912
  NDP gain from Liberal Swing +32.8

1993 general electionEdit

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Doug Young 26,782 66.35 +14.60 $45,888
Progressive Conservative Luce-Andrée Gauthier 11,175 27.69 -15.04 $53,402
New Democratic Kim Gallant 2,406 5.96 +0.43 $1,508
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,363 100.00 $53,496
  Liberal hold Swing +14.8

Gloucester, 1867–1993Edit

1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Doug Young 20,251 51.75 +13.37
Progressive Conservative Jean Gauvin 16,721 42.73 -12.39
New Democratic Serge Robichaud 2,163 5.53 +0.40
Total valid votes 39,135 100.00
  Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative. Swing +12.88
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Roger Clinch 23,524 55.12 +35.51
Liberal Herb Breau 16,378 38.38 -25.29
New Democratic Valentine Ward 2,188 5.13 -7.71
Independent Fernand Losier 584 1.37
Total valid votes 42,674 100.00
  Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +30.40
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Herb Breau 22,229 63.67 +12.06
Progressive Conservative Arthur Savoie 6,846 19.61 -19.33
New Democratic Kevin O'Connell 4,484 12.84 +3.39
Rhinoceros Jules César Boudreau 736 2.11
Rhinoceros Amédé "le Terrible" Boucher 362 1.04
Independent Rose-Hélène Aubé 197 0.56
Marxist–Leninist Gary Zatzman 59 0.17
Total valid votes 34,913 100.00
  Liberal hold Swing +15.7%
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Herb Breau 18,387 51.61 -5.44
Progressive Conservative Gastien Godin 13,872 38.94 +15.79
New Democratic Kevin O'Connell 3,366 9.45 +3.51
Total valid votes 35,625 100.00
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Herb Breau 16,195 57.05 +6.44
Progressive Conservative Gérard Arseneau 6,571 23.15 -1.47
Social Credit Lomer Basque 3,935 13.86 -2.12
New Democratic Yvon Guignard 1,685 5.94 +4.08
Total valid votes 28,386 100.00
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Herb Breau 14,212 50.61 -4.42
Progressive Conservative Paul Duval 6,914 24.62 -15.81
Social Credit Lomer Basque 4,487 15.98 Ø
Independent Percy W. Cormier 1,109 3.95
Independent Mathilda Blanchard 839 2.99
New Democratic Joe Corbin 521 1.86 -2.68
Total valid votes 28,082 100.00
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Herb Breau 12,196 55.03 -5.58
Progressive Conservative Frédéric Arsenault ,8960 40.43 +13.17
New Democratic Florian Robichaud 1,007 4.54 -7.59
Total valid votes 22,163 100.00
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hédard Robichaud 14,121 60.61 +3.15
Progressive Conservative J. Léo Hachey 6,351 27.26 +7.82
New Democratic Martin Kierans 2,826 12.13
Total valid votes 23,298 100.00
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hédard Robichaud 13,344 57.46 +0.40
Social Credit Joseph Dubé 5,365 23.10
Progressive Conservative Leo Ferguson 4,515 19.44 -23.50
Total valid votes 23,224 100.00
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hédard Robichaud 13,519 57.06 +4.23
Progressive Conservative Antonio Robichaud 10,174 42.94 -4.23
Total valid votes 23,693 100.00
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hédard Robichaud 13,112 52.83 -5.04
Progressive Conservative J. Léo Hachey 11,705 47.17 +5.04
Total valid votes 24,817 100.00
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hédard Robichaud 13,052 57.87 +0.28
Progressive Conservative J. Léo Hachey 9,502 42.13 +0.91
Total valid votes 22,554 100.00
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hédard Robichaud 13,330 57.59 +9.89
Progressive Conservative Albany Robichaud 9,542 41.22 -11.08
Co-operative Commonwealth Alphonse Landry 276 1.19
Total valid votes 23,148 100.00


Canadian federal by-election, 26 May 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
On Clovis-Thomas Richard's acceptance of an office of
emolument under the Crown, 5 March 1952
Progressive Conservative Albany Robichaud 11,245 52.30 +22.08
Liberal Hédard Robichaud 10,256 47.70 -22.08
Total valid votes 21,501 100.00
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Clovis-Thomas Richard 14,759 69.78 +7.35
Progressive Conservative J.L. Albert Robichaud 6,391 30.22 -4.10
Total valid votes 21,150 100.00

Change for Progressive Conservative candidate Albany Robichaud from 1945 are based on his results running as an Independent.

1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Clovis-Thomas Richard 11,683 62.43 -3.31
Independent Albany Robichaud 6,423 34.32 +0.09
Co-operative Commonwealth François-Xavier Blanchard 609 3.25
Total valid votes 18,715 100.00

Change for Independent candidate Albany Robichaud from 1940 are based on his results running as a National Government candidate.

1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Clarence Joseph Veniot 10,451 65.74 -9.22
National Government Albany Robichaud 5,447 34.26 +15.47
Total valid votes 15,898 100.00

The "National Government" was the temporary name of the Conservative Party for the 1940 elections, and changes from 1935 are based on the results of the Conservative Party.

Note: Change in popular vote is calculated from popular vote in the 1935 general election.

By-election on 17 August 1936

On Peter Veniot's death, 6 July 1936

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clarence Joseph Veniot acclaimed
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Veniot 11,816 74.96 +24.12
Conservative Albany Robichaud 2,962 18.79 -30.37
Reconstruction Hector Poirier 985 6.25
Total valid votes 15,763 100.00
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Veniot 7,716 50.84 -4.95
Conservative Albany Robichaud 7,460 49.16 +4.95
Total valid votes 15,176 100.00
By-election on 2 November 1926

On Peter Veniot's acceptance of an office of
emolument under the Crown, 5 October 1926

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Peter Veniot acclaimed
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Veniot 7,992 55.79 +1.53
Conservative Joseph S. Dumas 6,333 44.21 -1.53
Total valid votes 14,325 100.00
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jean George Robichaud 6,254 54.26 -18.71
Conservative Joseph Benoît Hachey 5,272 45.74 +18.71
Total valid votes 11,526 100.00

Note: Change in popular vote is calculated from popular vote in the 1921 general election.

By-election on 20 November 1922

On Onésiphore Turgeon's acceptance of an office of
emolument under the Crown, 26 October 1922

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean George Robichaud acclaimed
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Onésiphore Turgeon 7,671 72.97
Conservative Joseph Edward de Grace 2,842 27.03
Total valid votes 10,513 100.00
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Onésiphore Turgeon acclaimed
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Onésiphore Turgeon 3,172 59.27 +4.06
Conservative Theobald M. Burns 2,180 40.73 -4.06
Total valid votes 5,352 100.00
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Onésiphore Turgeon 2,581 55.21 -8.53
Conservative Theobald M. Burns 2,094 44.79 +8.53
Total valid votes 4,675 100.00
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Onésiphore Turgeon 2,705 63.74 +3.78
Conservative Théotime Blanchard 1,539 36.26 +2.14
Total valid votes 4,244 100.00
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Onésiphore Turgeon 2,311 59.96 +30.14
Conservative Théotime Blanchard 1,315 34.12 -16.81
Independent R. Carr Harris 228 5.92
Total valid votes 3,854 100.00
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Théotime Blanchard 1,947 50.93 -4.36
Liberal Onésiphore Turgeon 1,140 29.82 -14.89
Independent Robert Young 736 19.25
Total valid votes 3,823 100.00

Note: Change in popular vote is calculated from popular vote in the 1891 general election.

By-election on 5 May 1894

On Kennedy Burns being called to the Senate, 21 March 1893

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Théotime Blanchard acclaimed
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kennedy Francis Burns 1,943 55.29 -0.83
Liberal W.A. Landry 1,571 44.71 +0.83
Total valid votes ,3514 100.00
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kennedy Francis Burns 1,908 56.12 +3.93
Liberal Narc A. Landry 1,492 43.88 +20.49
Total valid votes 3,400 100.00
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kennedy Francis Burns 1,205 52.19
Unknown Onésiphore Turgeon 564 24.43
Liberal Timothy Anglin 540 23.39
Total valid votes 2,309 100.00
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Timothy Anglin acclaimed


Canadian federal by-election, 2 July 1877
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Timothy Anglin 1,185 58.00
Unknown Onésiphore Turgeon 858 42.00
Total valid votes 2,043 100.00
Called upon Timothy Anglin's resignation.
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Timothy Anglin acclaimed
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Timothy Anglin 1,436 80.81 +19.55
Unknown ? DesBrisay 339 19.08
Unknown ? MacKay 2 0.11
Total valid votes 1,777 100.00
1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Timothy Anglin 1,061 61.26
Unknown John Meahan 671 38.74
Total valid votes 1,732 100.00

Student Vote resultsEdit

2011 electionEdit

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.[10]

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Yvon Godin 1,000 66.80
Liberal Jean Marie Gionet 283 18.90
Conservative Louis Robichaud 214 14.30
Total valid votes 1,497 100.00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "(Code 13001) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  • Riding history for Gloucester from the Library of Parliament
  • Riding history for Acadie-Bathurst from the Library of Parliament
  • Campaign expenses from Elections Canada

NotesEdit