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New Brunswick election: Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston

Riding background

This riding encompasses portions of former ridings of Madawaska-les-Lacs, Edmundston-Saint-Basile and Restigouche-la-Vallee.

Candidates

Liberal: Francine Landry (incumbent)

  • Served as Minister of Economic Development, La Francophone and  Opportunities NB

Progressive Conservative: Jeannot Volpé

  • Former PC minister who held the riding from 1999 to 2010.

NDP: Cécile Richard-Hébert

Green: Denis Boulet

History

2014

A portion of Edmundston was added to the district in 2013, and it was renamed to Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston.

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Despite being a traditionally safe riding for the PCs, 2014 saw Liberal Francine Landry take the newly realigned district with 56.4 per cent of the vote, defeating Tory incumbent Yvon Bonefant.

2010

Jeannot Volpé took a break from his political career. The then-minister decided to not reoffer in the 2010 election, and instead, Yvon Bonefant won the riding for the Tories with 54.1 per cent of the vote.