St. Barbe (electoral district)

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St. Barbe
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
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St. Barbe in relation to other districts in Newfoundland
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureNewfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
District created1975
First contested1975
Last contested2011
Population (2006)10,018
Electors (2011)7,064

St. Barbe is a defunct provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As of 2011, there were 7,064 eligible voters living within the district.[1] The district was abolished in 2015 and replaced by St. Barbe-L'Anse aux Meadows.

An area along the west coast of the Great Northern Peninsula, the district has significant economic disparity among various communities. While most of the towns with Gros Morne National Park, and the Town of Port Saunders, which is a government service centre have fared very well economically, other Towns such as Bird Cove have lost more than 50% of their population since the 1992 cod moratorium. The tourist season runs from late May until late October. While the principal tourism driver is Gros Morne National Park, the season continues into late October as this is a popular big game hunting destination for primarily US hunters. Up to a dozen big game outfitters operate from the area employing hundreds of guides, cooks and others. The area has fish processing plants in Woody Point, Rocky Harbour, Cow Head, River of Ponds, Port au Choix, New Ferrole and Black Duck Cove. Various species including shrimp, turbot and crab are processed locally, while many other species such as lobster, herring, mackerel and halibut are shipped out with little to no processing done. It includes the communities of St. Barbe, Bartlett's Harbour, Bellburns, Bird Cove, Black Duck Cove, Blue Cove, Brig Bay, Castor River North, Castor River South, Cow Head, Daniel's Harbour, Eddie's Cove West, Forrester’s Point, Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook, Hawke's Bay, New Ferrole, Norris Point, Parsons Pond, Pigeon Cove, Plum Point, Pond Cove, Port aux Choix, Port Saunders, Portland Creek, Reef's Harbour, River of Ponds, Rocky Harbour St. Pauls, Sally's Cove, Shoal Cove West, Three Mile Rock, Trout River, Wiltondale, Woody Point.[2]

Members of the House of Assembly[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Jim Bennett Liberal 2011–2015
  Wallace Young Progressive Conservative 2001–2011
  Chuck Furey Liberal 1985–2000
  Everett Osmond Progressive Conservative 1982–1985
  Trevor Bennett Liberal 1979–1982
  Ed Maynard Progressive Conservative 1975–1979
  James R. Chalker Liberal 1956–1962
  Reginald Sparkes Liberal 1949–1956

St. Barbe North[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Frederick B. Rowe Liberal 1972–1975
  James R. Chalker Liberal 1962–1972

St. Barbe South[edit]

  Member Party Term
  Edward Maynard Progressive Conservative 1971–1975
  Gerald Myrden Liberal 1966–1971
  William Smith Progressive Conservative 1962–1966

Election results[edit]

2011 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jim Bennett 1815 45.05%
Progressive Conservative Wallace Young 1779 44.11%
  NDP Diane Ryan 437 10.84%
2007 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Wallace Young 2491 58.65%
Liberal Jim Bennett 1560 36.73%
  NDP B. Gary Noel 196 4.62%


2003 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Wallace Young 2948 61.19
Liberal Ralph Payne 1577 32.73
  NDP Holly Patey 293 6.08



  1. ^ "Summary of Polling Divisions ST. BARBE" (PDF). Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  2. ^ CBC news NL votes 2007 district profiles
  3. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2003. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.

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