This riding encompasses portions of former ridings of Madawaska-les-Lacs, Edmundston-Saint-Basile and Restigouche-la-Vallee.
From 1995 to 2009, the area voted in PC MLA Jeannot Volpé in every election.
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Incumbent Liberal candidate Francine Landry won the district with 58.9 per cent of the vote.
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After taking a 15-year break from public office, PC candidate Jeannot Volpé ran once again. He got 25.7 per cent of the vote.
A portion of Edmundston was added to the district in 2013, and it was renamed to Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston.
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.
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.
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