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  Pontiac
INCUMBENT
  PartyLiberal
NameWill Amos
Won10/21/2019
Votes29,759 (48.85%)
Margin19,461 (+31.95%)
Term10/22/2019 - 10/23/2023


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Parents > Canada > Québec > QC House of Commons  
Established June 28, 2004
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifiedCampari_007 October 26, 2012 11:17pm
Description This is a mainly rural riding located north of Ottawa in the southwest of Quebec. The Ottawa River forms the southern boundary. The riding contains the regional county municipalities of Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais, Pontiac and La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau as well as part of the city of Gatineau made up of the former cities of Buckingham and Masson-Angers. The Rapid Lake and Kitigan Zibi Indian reserves are also in the riding. It includes Maniwaki, Mont-Laurier, and approximately 60 villages, including Farrellton, Low, Venosta, Fort Coulonge and Shawville.

The economic base is distributed among the service sector, the retail industry, government services and health and social services. The average family income is $58,377 with an unemployment rate of 8.3 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, 24 per cent of the population are anglophone, while almost 72 per cent spoke French as their mother tongue. The total immigrant population is less than three per cent. The aboriginal population is almost three per cent.

The 2004 redistribution kept 67 per cent from Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle and added 17 per cent from Gatineau, mainly the Buckingham and Masson-Angers areas. The riding was renamed Pontiac. This riding was called Pontiac from 1867 to 1947, Pontiac-Témiscamingue from 1947 to 1966 and Pontiac from 1966 to 1976. The riding of Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle was established in 1976 by combining Pontiac, Hull and small parts of Labelle and Gatineau. In 1996, the riding added 11 per cent of Gatineau-La-Lièvre.

Population: 89,950

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