Elzéar-Bernier – Proposed Boundaries

Born in L'Islet, Joseph-Elzéar Bernier was a famous ship captain and explorer. In 1909, he erected a plaque on Melville Island, asserting Canada's sovereignty over the Arctic.

(Population: 111,239)

Consisting of:

  • (a) the regional county municipalities of Kamouraska, L'Islet and Montmagny;
  • (b) the Regional County Municipality of Rivière-du-Loup, including Cacouna Indian Reserve No. 22 and Whitworth Indian Reserve No. 21; and
  • (c) that part of the Regional County Municipality of Témiscouata excepting: the Town of Dégelis; the municipalities of Auclair, Biencourt, Lac-des-Aigles, Lejeune and Saint-Juste-du-Lac; the Parish Municipality of Saint-Michel-du-Squatec.

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