Ungava (electoral district)

Ungava is a provincial electoral district in the Nord-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It includes all of the Nord-du-Québec region (which is also a single census division) except for the Naskapi village municipality of Kawawachikamach.

Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
Denis Lamothe
Coalition Avenir Québec
District created1980
First contested1981
Last contested2018
Population (2011)42,595
Electors (2012)[1]25,998
Area (km²)[2]855,110.7
Pop. density (per km²)0.05
Census divisionsNord-du-Québec
Census subdivisionsAkulivik (northern village), Aupaluk (northern village), Baie-James, Chapais, Chibougamau, Chisasibi (Cree village municipality), Eastmain (Cree village municipality), Inukjuak (northern village), Ivujivik, Kangiqsualujjuaq (northern village), Kangiqsujuaq (northern village), Kangirsuk (northern village), Kuujjuaq (northern village), Kuujjuarapik (northern village), Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Matagami, Mistissini (Cree village municipality), Nemaska (Cree village municipality), Puvirnituq, Quaqtaq (northern village), Salluit (northern village), Tasiujaq (northern village), Umiujaq (northern village), Waskaganish (Cree village municipality), Waswanipi (Cree village municipality), Wemindji (Cree village municipality), Whapmagoostui (Cree village municipality), Oujé-Bougoumou; Akulivik (Inuit reserved land), Aupaluk (Inuit reserved land), Chisasibi (Cree reserved land), Eastmain (Cree reserved land), Inukjuak (Inuit reserved land), Kangiqsualujjuaq (Inuit reserved land), Kangiqsujuaq (Inuit reserved land), Kangirsuk (Inuit reserved land), Kiggaluk, Killiniq, Kuujjuaq (Inuit reserved land), Kuujjuarapik (Inuit reserved land), Mistissini (Cree reserved land), Nemaska (Cree reserved land), Quaqtaq (Inuit reserved land), Salluit (Inuit reserved land), Tasiujaq (Inuit reserved land), Umiujaq (Inuit reserved land), Waskaganish (Cree reserved land), Waswanipi (Cree reserved land), Wemindji (Cree reserved land), Whapmagoostui (Cree reserved land); Baie-d'Hudson, Rivière-Koksoak (part)

It covers the Ungava Peninsula of northern Quebec and includes the municipalities of Matagami, Chibougamau and Chapais as well as the hydroelectric dams near James Bay, numerous First Nations reserves including the Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee, and the Inuit communities of Nunavik.

It was created for the 1981 election from Abitibi-Est and Abitibi-Ouest electoral districts.

In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it lost the unorganized territories of Caniapiscau and Lac-Juillet (in Côte-Nord region) to Duplessis electoral district.

Members of the National Assembly

Legislature Years Member Party
Riding created from Abitibi-Est and Abitibi-Ouest
32nd  1981–1985     Marcel Lafrenière Parti Québécois
33rd  1985–1989 Christian Claveau
34th  1989–1994
35th  1994–1998 Michel Létourneau
36th  1998–2003
37th  2003–2007
38th  2007–2008 Luc Ferland
39th  2008–2012
40th  2012–2014
41st  2014–2018     Jean Boucher Liberal
42nd  2018–Present     Denis Lamothe Coalition Avenir Québec

Election results

2018 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Coalition Avenir QuébecDenis Lamothe2,27126.50+9.99
Parti QuébécoisJonathan Mattson2,22626.00-7.02
LiberalJean Boucher2,13824.90-17.44
Québec solidaireAlisha Tukkiapik1,41816.50+11.80
ConservativeAlexandre Croteau1902.20
GreenCristina Roos1832.10
New DemocraticLouis R. Couture1451.70
Total valid votes 8,571100.00  
Total rejected ballots 1772.02
Turnout 8,74830.90-10.57
Eligible voters 28,314
These results were subject to a judicial recount, and modified from the validated results in accordance with the Judge's rulings. The initial results declared Denis Lamothe the victor by a margin of 44 votes. The recount resulted in Lamothe keeping the seat by a margin of 46 votes.[3]
2014 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalJean Boucher4,61542.34+7.63
Parti QuébécoisLuc Ferland3,59933.02-12.51
Coalition Avenir QuébecMichael Donald Cameron1,80016.51+5.48
Québec solidaireAndré Richer5124.70-1.45
Option nationaleZoé Allen-Mercier2352.16-0.44
Parti nulMatthew Guillemette1401.28
Total valid votes 10,901 98.14
Total rejected ballots 207 1.86
Turnout 11,108 41.47 -0.15
Electors on the lists 26,786
Liberal gain from Parti Québécois Swing +10.07
2012 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Parti QuébécoisLuc Ferland4,85445.52-1.77
LiberalGérald Lemoyne3,70134.71+0.09
Coalition Avenir QuébecStéphane Robichaud1,17611.03+0.49
Québec solidaireSylvain Couture6556.14+1.10
Option nationaleDominic Hamelin-Johnston2772.60
Total valid votes 10,663 98.18
Total rejected ballots 198 1.82
Turnout 10,861 41.62 +5.53
Electors on the lists 26,098
Parti Québécois hold Swing -0.93

^ Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ.

2008 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Parti QuébécoisLuc Ferland4,11947.30+5.89
LiberalPierre Gaudreault3,01534.62+2.10
Action démocratiquePascal Dion91810.54-10.94
Québec solidaireMélanie Dufour4395.04+0.44
IndependentGilbert Hamel2182.50-2.10
Total valid votes 8,70998.61
Total rejected ballots 1231.39
Turnout 8,83236.09-10.38
Electors on the lists 24,474
2007 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Parti QuébécoisLuc Ferland4,55541.41-8.70
LiberalAline Sauvageau3,57732.52-4.63
Action démocratiqueJacques L. Cadieux2,36321.48+8.74
Québec solidaireGilbert Hamel5064.60
Total valid votes 11,00198.88
Total rejected ballots 1251.12
Turnout 11,12646.47-4.05
Electors on the lists 23,944
2003 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%
Parti QuébécoisMichel Létourneau5,74450.11
LiberalDonald Don Bubar4,25837.15
Action démocratiqueGloria Trudeau1,46012.74
Total valid votes 11,462 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 192
Turnout 11,654 50.52
Electors on the lists 23,067
1998 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Parti QuébécoisMichel Létourneau6,48248.22−5.97
LiberalClaude Eric Gagné5,51741.04+1.04
Action démocratiqueSteve Paquette1,44310.74
Total valid votes 13,442 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 180
Turnout 13,622 61.93 +10.12
Electors on the lists 21,997
Source: Official Results, Government of Quebec
1995 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Non 10,396 53.09
Oui 9,187 46.91
1994 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Parti QuébécoisMichel Létourneau7,27654.19+3.23
  Liberal Victo Murray 5,371 40.00 -9.04
GreenThomas DeMarco4073.03
  Natural Law Steve Paquette 372 2.77
1992 Charlottetown Accord referendum
Side Votes %
Non 10,549 62.08
Oui 6,444 37.92
1989 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Parti QuébécoisChristian Claveau6,44250.96-0.88
  Liberal Jacques Bérubé 6,199 49.04 +4.62
1985 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Parti QuébécoisChristian Claveau6,41451.84-9.69
  Liberal Jacques Bérubé 5,497 44.42 +5.95
     Christian Socialist Denis Turgeon 463 3.74
1981 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes%
Parti QuébécoisMarcel Lafrenière9,67961.53
  Liberal Laurent Levasseur 6,052 38.47


Election results

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