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|Established|| June 28, 2004|
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This riding is located in southeast Quebec along the Canadian-U.S. border. It contains the regional county municipalities of L'Amiante and L'Érable, and part of the regional county municipality of Le Granit. The major population centres include Plessisville, Princeville, Lac-Mégantic and Thetford Mines. |
The major industries in the riding are manufacturing, health and social services and retail trade. The average family income is $48,425 and unemployment is 7.1 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, approximately 18 per cent of the population have less than a Grade 9 education. Almost 96 per cent of the population cited French as a mother tongue, while less than one per cent were anglophone. The total immigrant population is just over one per cent.
In 2004, the riding became Mégantic-L'Érable, combining 92 per cent of Frontenac-Mégantic with 35 per cent of Lotbinière-L'Érable. In the 1996 redistribution, Mégantic-L'Érable riding was created from 66 per cent of Frontenac, 32 per cent of Mégantic-Compton-Stanstead, and seven per cent of Richmond-Wolfe.