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|Established|| June 28, 2004|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Campari_007 October 27, 2012 12:17am|
This riding is located in southeastern Quebec with the St. Lawrence River as part of its southwest boundary. The riding contains the city of Shawinigan, the regional county municipalities of Les Chenaux, M�kinac and Le Haut-St-Maurice. Communaut� de Wemotaci Indian Reserve, Coucoucache Indian Reserve No. 24A and Obedjiwan Indian Reserve No. 28 fall in the riding. |
The average family income is $49,508 and unemployment is 11.6 per cent. The economy is primarily based on manufacturing and the service sector.
According to 2001 census, the immigrant population is less than one per cent. The riding is 93 per cent francophone and the aboriginal population is over three per cent.
In 2004, the riding of St-Maurice-Champlain was created from 74 per cent of St-Maurice and 47 per cent of Champlain. The riding of St-Maurice existed from 1867 to 1892 and was recreated in 1966. In 1996, three per cent of Berthier-Montcalm was added.