Baie-de-Shawinigan

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Baie-de-Shawinigan (Canada 1996 Census population 265) [1] is a small industrial community within the City of Shawinigan in the Canadian province of Quebec. The place is named after its location on a bay of the Saint-Maurice River. For a period of time, it was also known as Belgoville because it faced the paper mill of the Belgo Canadian Pulp Company.[2]

The place was incorporated in 1907 as the Village Municipality of Baie-de-Shawinigan, but merged into the City of Shawinigan in 1998.[2]

It is the birth and childhood place of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and since 1911 is home to Sacré-Cœur Catholic Church (Sacred Heart), which is located at 17, rue de l'Église.

Mayors[edit]

From 1907 to 1998, Baie-de-Shawinigan had its own mayor and its own city council. [3] The mayors were:

# Mayor Taking Office Leaving
1 Joseph-Arthur Houle 1907 1911
2 Edmond Ménard 1911 1911
3 William Dubé 1911 1913
4 Émile Julien 1913 1916
5 Joseph-Eulage Ménard 1916 1917
4 Émile Julien 1917 1919
6 Joseph Lajoie 1919 1925
7 Émile Matteau 1925 1927
8 Alphonse Côté 1927 1929
6 Joseph Lajoie 1929 1931
7 Émile Matteau 1931 1932
9 Arthur Bellemare 1932 1933
10 Eddy Boisvert 1933 1941
11 Dominique Mercier 1941 1957
12 Conrad Lemay 1957 1975
13 Victorien Dubé 1975 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada Website [1]
  2. ^ a b "Baie-de-Shawinigan (Municipalité de village)" (in French). Commission de toponymie de Québec. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  3. ^ Source: Book on Baie-de-Shawinigan

Coordinates: 46°32′N 72°46′W / 46.533°N 72.767°W / 46.533; -72.767