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|Established|| May 24, 2004|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Wishful Thinking September 29, 2008 11:36pm|
This riding covers all of northern Quebec. It begins just south of the town of Val d'Or and runs north along the west bank of James Bay and Hudson Bay. Ungava Bay forms part of its northern border and Labrador forms part of its border in the east. The riding contains the regional county municipality of Vallée-de-l'Or and the territories of Jamésie and Kativik. It includes Lac-Simon Indian Reserve, the Indian Settlement of Grand-Lac Victoria, the Cree villages and reserved lands of Chisasibi, Eastmain, Mistissini, Nemiscau, Waskaganish, Waswanipi and Wemindji, the Cree village and reserved land of Whapmagoostui, the village municipalities of Akulivik, Aupaluk, Inukjuak, Ivujivik, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kangiqsujuaq, Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq, Kuujjuarapik, Puvirnituq, Quaqtaq, Salluit, Tasiujaq and Umiujaq, the Naskapi village of Kawawachikamach and the Indian Settlement of Oujé-Bougoumou. Population centres in the south include Val d'Or, Malartic, Amos and Senneterre. |
The industries in this riding include the service sector, manufacturing, mining, forestry, farming and retail trade. The riding is also home to the James Bay hydro project. The average family income is $54,027 and unemployment is 14.3 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, the aboriginal population is over 26 per cent, the sixth-highest in Canada. The total immigrant population is just over one per cent. More than 15 per cent of the population has less than a Grade 9 education. Almost 69 per cent of the population speaks French as a mother tongue, while less than three per cent speak English.
In 2004, Nunavik-Eeyou was created from 74 per cent of Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik and 15 per cent of Roberval. Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik riding was created in 1966 from Chapleau, Saguenay and Villeneuve. In the 1996 redistribution, a small part of Manicouagan was added.