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|Established|| June 25, 1968|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Campari_007 October 26, 2012 08:37pm|
This is the most easterly Quebec riding and borders on Newfoundland and Labrador in the east. It runs from the St. Lawrence River in the south to north of Shefferville in the north. The riding contains the regional county municipalities of Manicouagan, Sept-Rivières, Caniapiscau, Minganie and the Lower North Shore. It contains many native reserves including Betsiamites No. 3, Lac-John, Matimekosh, Mingan, Natashquan, Maliotenam No. 27A, Uashat No. 27, Romaine No. 2 and the Indian settlement of Pakuashipi. Anticosti Island is also in the riding. |
Iron ore mining, aluminum smelting, tourism and some fishing are primary sources of employment. The average family income is $58,084 and unemployment is 14.6 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, the aboriginal population is almost 10 per cent. The majority of the population live in Sept-Îles. Just over 83 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue, while almost six per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is less than one per cent. This riding voted 63 per cent in favour of sovereignty in the 1995 referendum.
In 2004, all the riding was retained and 43 per cent of Charlevoix in the southeast was added. Manicouagan riding was established in 1966. The 1996 redistribution kept 95 per cent of the riding.