Tobique—Mactaquac

Last updated

Tobique—Mactaquac
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick electoral district
Tob--Mac-riding-map.png
Tobique-Mactaquac in relation to other New Brunswick federal electoral districts (2012 boundaries)
Coordinates: 46°31′52″N67°14′13″W / 46.531°N 67.237°W / 46.531; -67.237
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Richard Bragdon
Conservative
District created1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2021
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2016) [1] 68,673
Electors (2019)55,104
Area (km²) [2] 15,130
Pop. density (per km²)4.5
Census division(s) Carleton, Victoria, York
Census subdivision(s) Grand Falls / Grand-Sault, Fredericton, Woodstock, Bright, Douglas, Drummond, Kent, Saint Marys, Wakefield

Tobique—Mactaquac is a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

Contents

Political geography

The district includes the counties of Carleton and Victoria as well as the Parish and Village of Saint-André and the eastern part of the County of York (excluding the City of Fredericton and vicinity). The neighbouring ridings are Madawaska—Restigouche, Miramichi, Fredericton, and New Brunswick Southwest. Across the border to Maine, it neighbours the Maine District 2 of the United States House of Representatives.

The electoral district was created in 1996 from portions of the old ridings of Carleton—Charlotte, Fredericton—York—Sunbury, and Madawaska—Victoria. Its creation was very controversial, as it included areas with both large anglophone and francophone populations, while neighbouring communities were placed in other ridings. This seemingly went against the "communities of interest" criterion in drawing electoral boundaries.

As per the 2012 federal electoral distribution, this riding will gain territory from Fredericton and lose a small territory to the new riding of Miramichi—Grand Lake.

History

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2001 70,105    
2006 68,352−2.5%
2011 68,709+0.5%
2016 68,673−0.1%
2021 69,344+1.0%

On two separate occasions Tobique—Mactaquac has been involved in party nomination controversies. In the 1997 election, the Liberals were alleged to have rigged their meeting to choose Pierrette Ringuette, the Member of Parliament for the defunct Madawaska—Victoria riding. The meeting was held in Grand Falls, near her hometown and at the far northern end of the riding. Because of sound problems, only her speech was carried over the loudspeakers. Ringuette-Maltais lost the election to Gilles Bernier of the Progressive Conservatives.

In the 2004 election, the Conservative Party selected Adam Richardson, who had run for the Canadian Alliance in the 2000 election, but the national head office refused to sign his nomination papers, apparently because of Richardson's demands that party leader Stephen Harper apologize for allegedly derogatory comments about Atlantic Canadians. The eventual Conservative candidate, Mike Allen, lost to Liberal incumbent Andy Savoy.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of Parliament:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Tobique—Mactaquac
Riding created from Carleton—Charlotte,
Fredericton—York—Sunbury and Madawaska—Victoria
36th  1997–2000   Gilles Bernier Progressive Conservative
37th  2000–2004   Andy Savoy Liberal
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008   Mike Allen Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019   T. J. Harvey Liberal
43rd  2019–2021   Richard Bragdon Conservative
44th  2021–present

Election results

Graph of election results in Tobique—Mactaquac (1996-, minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)

Tobique—Mactaquac, 2013 representation order

This riding gained territory from Fredericton and lost territory to Miramichi—Grand Lake for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

2021 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Richard Bragdon 17,53650.98+0.7$45,965.28
Liberal Cully Robinson8,22323.90-1.3$10,342.40
New Democratic Meriet Gray Miller3,65610.63+2.7$0.00
People's Daniel Joseph Waggoner2,9308.52+6.0$2,750.09
Green Anthony Martin1,6574.82-9.3$5,670.46
Independent Steven J. LaForest3981.15N/A$0.00
Total valid votes/expense limit34,40099.2$107,922.33
Total rejected ballots2910.8
Turnout34,69162.0
Registered voters55,973
Conservative hold Swing +1.0
Source: Elections Canada [3]
2019 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Richard Bragdon 19,22950.34+13.32$31,254.86
Liberal Kelsey MacDonald9,63125.21-21.40$12,723.90
Green Rowan P. Miller5,39814.13+9.03$11,462.77
New Democratic Megan Aiken3,0077.87-3.41$0.00
People's Dominic Guay9362,45-$402.50
Total valid votes/expense limit38,201100.00  
Total rejected ballots3760.97+0.33
Turnout38,57770.01-0.78
Eligible voters55,104
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +17.36
Source: Elections Canada [4] [5]
2015 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Liberal T. J. Harvey 17,90946.61+30.38$67,600.14
Conservative Richard Bragdon 14,22537.02-25.12$57,487.20
New Democratic Robert Kitchen4,33411.28-7.86$6,199.56
Green Terry Wishart1,9595.10+2.62$3,275.40
Total valid votes/expense limit38,427100.00 $204,512.49
Total rejected ballots2480.64
Turnout38,67571.79
Eligible voters53,870
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +27.75
Source: Elections Canada [6] [7]
2011 federal election redistributed results [8]
PartyVote %
  Conservative 21,41062.14
  New Democratic 6,59419.14
  Liberal 5,59116.23
  Green 8532.48
 Others70.02

Tobique—Mactaquac, 2003 representation order

2011 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 21,10862.70+5.21$44,047.06
New Democratic Pierre Cyr6,38818.98+3.61$4,796.14
Liberal Charles Chiasson5,33715.85-5.70$29,831.59
Green Rish McGlynn8312.47-3.29$5.82
Total valid votes/expense limit33,664100.0   $84,385.35
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots2560.75-0.33
Turnout33,92063.91+4.18
Eligible voters53,073
Conservative hold Swing +0.80
Sources: [9] [10]
2008 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 18,07157.49+13.70$61,678.30
Liberal Sally McGrath6,77321.55-21.32$26,392.40
New Democratic Alice Finnamore4,83015.37+3.87$8,535.56
Green Mark Glass1,8105.76+3.89$1,492.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 31,433100.0    $81,901
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots3431.08+0.04
Turnout31,77659.73-8.02
Eligible voters53,203
Conservative hold Swing +17.51
2006 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Mike Allen 15,89443.79+4.20$66,976.92
Liberal Andy Savoy 15,55842.87-5.36$70,900.54
New Democratic Alice Finnamore4,17211.50+3.00$9,442.17
Green Robert Bérubé Jr.6791.87-1.81none listed
Total valid votes/expense limit36,292100.0   $76,462
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots3831.04
Turnout36,67567.75+3.75
Eligible voters54,135
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.78
2004 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Liberal Andy Savoy 16,78748.23+15.82$74,481.32
Conservative Mike Allen 13,77939.59-24.32$60,455.56
New Democratic Jason Mapplebeck2,9578.50+4.82$1,645.00
Green Scott Jones1,2823.68$882.20
Total valid votes/expense limit34,805100.0   $74,648
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots3491.0
Turnout35,15464.00-2.29
Eligible voters54,931
Liberal notional gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +20.07
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
PartyVote %
  Progressive Conservative 11,70833.80
  Liberal 11,22532.41
  Alliance 10,42830.11
  New Democratic 1,2733.68

Tobique—Mactaquac, 1996 representation order

2000 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Andy Savoy 10,90033.6+3.4
Progressive Conservative Gilles Bernier 10,75033.1-2.8
Alliance Adam Richardson9,57029.5+1.8
New Democratic Carolyn Van Dine1,2163.7-2.5
Total32,436100.0
1997 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Progressive Conservative Gilles Bernier 12,12535.9
Liberal Pierrette Ringuette 10,19030.2
Reform Ivan Shaw9,37127.7
New Democratic Leslie Ann Ferguson2,0936.2
Total33,779 100.0

See also

Related Research Articles

Andy Savoy is a Canadian politician and engineer.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Acadie—Bathurst</span> Federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada

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

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Madawaska—Restigouche</span> Federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada

Madawaska—Restigouche is a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. Its population in 2001 was 65,877.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fredericton (federal electoral district)</span> Federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada

Fredericton is a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988. Its population in 2021 was 87,436. Its predecessor riding, York—Sunbury, was represented in the House of Commons from 1917 to 1988. Following the 2022 Canadian federal electoral redistribution, the riding will be re-named Fredericton—Oromocto, at the first election held after approximately April 2024. Its border with Tobique—Mactaquac will be rerouted to follow the northern border of the City of Fredericton, and it will lose the remainder of the Parishes of Maugerville, Sheffield and Canning to Miramichi—Grand Lake; and will lose Burton Parish to Saint John—St. Croix, except for those parts of the parish that will be transferred to the Town of Oromocto in 2023.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fundy Royal</span> Federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada

Fundy Royal is a federal electoral district in southern New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1917.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Beauséjour (electoral district)</span> Federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada

Beauséjour riding is a federal electoral district in southeastern 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.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Pontiac (federal electoral district)</span> Federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada

Pontiac is a federal electoral district in western Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1949 and since 1968.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1995 New Brunswick general election</span>

The 1995 New Brunswick general election was held on September 11, 1995, to elect 55 members to the 53rd New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, the governing house of the province of New Brunswick, Canada.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">New Brunswick Southwest</span> Federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada

New Brunswick Southwest is a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population in 2016 was 65,287.

Carleton—Charlotte was a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997.

Madawaska—Victoria was a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou</span> Federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada

Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou is a federal riding in the province of Quebec, Canada, that have been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1966.

Canadian federal elections have provided the following results in New Brunswick.

The 1973 New Brunswick electoral redistribution was the most radical redistribution of electoral districts in the history of New Brunswick, Canada. Under this redistribution, New Brunswick changed from a mixture of multi-member districts and single-member districts to a scheme of only single-member districts, from bloc voting electoral system to first past the post.

The 2006 New Brunswick electoral redistribution was undertaken as a result of legislation introduced by Bernard Lord, the Premier of New Brunswick, Canada, on June 9, 2005. The legislation establishes a statutory requirement for redistribution of electoral districts after every decennial Canadian census.

Michael Allen, better known as Mike Allen, is a Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Tobique—Mactaquac as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the House of Commons of Canada from 2006 until 2015 when he chose to retire from Parliament.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Miramichi—Grand Lake</span> Federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada

Miramichi—Grand Lake is a federal electoral district in New Brunswick.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Richard Bragdon</span> Canadian politician

Richard Bragdon is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Tobique—Mactaquac in the House of Commons of Canada for the Conservative Party in the 2019 Canadian federal election. During the 43rd Canadian Parliament Bragdon's private member bill An Act to establish a framework to reduce recidivism was adopted to require the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, within one year, to develop a federal framework to reduce recidivism.

References

Notes