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This is an Outaouais riding, with the Ottawa River as its southern boundary and the Gatineau River as its eastern boundary. The riding contains part of the City of Gatineau inside the former City of Gatineau limits. Kettle Island is also a part of riding. |
The largest source of employment is government services and related industries, along with retail trade and other services. The average family income is $66,102 and unemployment is 4.8 per cent.
Almost six per cent of the population cited English as their mother tongue and 88 per cent French. The total immigrant population is almost five per cent, with a significant Arabic population. In the 1995 referendum, 72 per cent of this riding voted against sovereignty.
In 2004, the former cities of Buckingham and Masson-Angers moved to the neighbouring riding, pulling the boundaries back to the Gatineau city limits. This riding was created in 1947 from the ridings of Wright and Hull. In 1986, the name changed to Gatineau-La Lièvre. The 1996 redistribution kept 84 per cent of the riding and changed the name back to Gatineau.