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This riding in southern Quebec contains the former cities of Fleurimont and Sherbrooke and those parts of the former Bromptonville and Stoke that fall within the new city limits of Sherbrooke. The St-François River separates the east and west parts of the riding. The University of Sherbrooke and Bishop's University are in this riding. |
This urban riding has many industries including small- and medium-sized businesses and light to heavy manufacturing. With its five medical centres, including the Centre Hospitalier l'Universitaire de Sherbrooke, health and social service is another major source of employment.The average family income is $54,994 and unemployment is 7.7 per cent.
More than 90 per cent of the population spoke French as a mother tongue, while 2.5 per cent spoke English, according to the 2001 census. More than 57 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rented.
The riding was established in 1867. In 1996 the riding was unchanged. In 2004, 96 per cent of Sherbrooke riding was retained and five per cent of Richmond-Arthabaska was added.