Berthier—Maskinongé

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Berthier—Maskinongé
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Berthier--Maskinongé riding.PNG
Berthier—Maskinongé in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ruth Ellen Brosseau
New Democratic
District created 1924
First contested 1925
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 112,341
Electors (2011) 88,326
Area (km²)[2] 3,580.47
Pop. density (per km²) 31.4
Census divisions D'Autray, Maskinongé, Trois-Rivières
Census subdivisions Berthierville, Charette, Lanoraie, Lavaltrie, Louiseville, Mandeville, Maskinongé, Saint-Alexis-des-Mont, Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan, Saint-Cuthbert, Saint-Didace, Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont, Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé, Sainte-Élisabeth, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Sainte-Ursule, Saint-Gabriel, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Saint-Justin, Saint-Léon-le-Grand, Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Saint-Norbert, Saint-Paulin, Saint-Sévère, Trois-Rivières, Yamachiche

Berthier—Maskinongé (formerly known as Berthier and Berthier—Maskinongé—Lanaudière) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 1953, from 1968 to 1988, and since 2004. Its population in 2001 was 103,516.

Geography[edit]

The riding extends along the north bank of the Saint Lawrence River between the north suburbs of Montreal and Trois-Rivières, straddling the Quebec regions of Lanaudière and Mauricie.

The district includes the Regional County Municipalities of D'Autray and Maskinongé, and the former cities of Pointe-du-Lac and Trois-Rivières-Ouest in the City of Trois-Rivières.

The neighbouring ridings are Joliette, Repentigny, Verchères—Les Patriotes, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, Trois-Rivières, and Saint-Maurice—Champlain.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1924 from Berthier and Maskinongé. It consisted of Berthier County and Maskinongé County.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the county of Berthier and the town of Berthierville, the county of Maskinongé and the town of Louiseville, and Gouin township in the county of Joliette.

In 1952, it was abolished when it was merged into Berthier—Maskinongé—delanaudière riding.

The riding was recreated in 1966 as "Berthier" from the districts of Berthier—Maskinongé—delanaudière, Chapleau, Joliette—L'Assomption—Montcalm, St-Maurice—Laflèche, and Three Rivers.

In 1975, the name of the riding was changed to "Berthier-Maskinongé". After the 1980 election, the name of the district was changed to Berthier—Maskinongé—Lanaudière.

In the 1984 election, the seat was won by Progressive Conservative Robert de Cotret, who held it until the 1988 election. The riding was abolished in 1987. It was divided between Berthier—Montcalm, Champlain, and Saint-Maurice.

Berthier—Maskinongé was re-created in 2003. 44.8% of the riding came from Trois-Rivières, 36.0% from Berthier—Montcalm, and 19.2% from Saint-Maurice.

In the 2004 election and the 2006 election, Bloc Québécois MP Guy André was elected in the riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Berthier—Maskinongé
Riding created from Berthier and Maskinongé
15th  1925 − 1926     Joseph-Charles-Théodore Gervais Liberal
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935     Joseph Arthur Barrette Conservative
18th  1935 − 1940     J.-Émile Ferron Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     Aldéric Laurendeau Liberal
21st  1949 − 1953     Joseph Langlois Liberal
Riding dissolved into Berthier—Maskinongé—Delanaudière
Berthier
Riding re-created from Berthier—Maskinongé—Delanaudière, Chapleau,
Joliette—L'Assomption—Montcalm, St-Maurice—Laflèche and Three Rivers
28th  1968 − 1972     Antonio Yanakis Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding renamed — Berthier—Maskinongé
31st  1979 − 1980     Antonio Yanakis Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984
Riding renamed — Berthier—Maskinongé—Lanaudière
33rd  1984 − 1988     Robert de Cotret Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Berthier—Montcalm, Champlain and Saint-Maurice
Berthier—Maskinongé
Riding re-created from Trois-Rivières, Berthier—Montcalm and Saint-Maurice
38th  2004 − 2006     Guy André Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Ruth Ellen Brosseau New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Berthier—Maskinongé, 2004-present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Ruth Ellen Brosseau 22,484 39.63%
Bloc Québécois Guy André 16,668 29.38%
Liberal Francine Gaudet 8,109 14.29%
Conservative Marie-Claude Godue 7,909 13.94%
Green Léonie Matteau 1,193 2.10%
Rhinoceros Martin Jubinville 375 0.66%
Total 56,738 100.00%
Source: "Berthier—Maskinongé election results". Elections Canada. May 2, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Guy André 24,945 45.83 -3.7 $51,026
Conservative Marie-Claude Godue 12,078 22.19 -8.9 $84,917
Liberal Jean-Luc Matteau 10,035 18.44 +8.0 $27,551
New Democratic André Chauvette 5,684 10.44 +4.1 $1,358
Green Denis Lefebvre 1,691 3.11 -0.5 $109
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,433 100.00 $90,701
Total rejected ballots 994 1.8
Turnout 55,427
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Guy André 25,032 48.5 -11.4 $36,769
Conservative Marie-Claude Godue 16,039 31.1 +19.8 $22,363
Liberal Serge Lafrénière 5,386 10.4 -12.3 $24,384
New Democratic Anne-Marie Aubert 3,274 6.3 +3.0 $5
Green Nathalie Gratton 1,839 3.6 +0.9
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,570 100.0 $83,453
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Guy André 29,432 59.9 $47,895
Liberal Laurier Thibault 11,198 22.8 $35,533
Conservative Ann Julie Fortier 5,535 11.3 $13,200
New Democratic Denis McKinnon 1,653 3.4 $2,990
Green Eric Labrecque 1,314 2.7 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,132 100.0 $81,153

Berthier—Maskinongé, 1975-1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert De Cotret 31,189 69.6 +26.2
Liberal Antonio Yanakis 11,736 26.2 -26.5
New Democratic Jean Philip Penner 1,200 2.7
Parti nationaliste Marcel Rocheleau 608 1.4
Commonwealth of Canada Germain Rouzioux 68 0.2
Total valid votes 44,801 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Antonio Yanakis 21,232 52.7 -4.7
Progressive Conservative Robert De Cotret 17,483 43.4 +11.7
Rhinoceros Ti-Pit Claude Des Gagne 728 1.8
Social Credit Camille Schmidt 546 1.4 -6.2
Marxist–Leninist Ginette Cardinal 146 0.4 -0.3
Union populaire France Guimond 132 0.3 -0.1
Total valid votes 40,267 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Antonio Yanakis 21,725 57.4
Progressive Conservative Fernand Giroux 11,995 31.7
Social Credit Camille Schmidt 2,851 7.5
New Democratic Richard Leclercq 841 2.2
Marxist–Leninist Ginette Cardinal 235 0.6
Union populaire Réjean Maille 179 0.5
Total valid votes 37,826 100.0

Berthier, 1968-1975[edit]

Berthier—Maskinongé, 1925-1953[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph Langlois 11,770 58.8 -0.7
Progressive Conservative René Beland 8,242 41.2 +38.0
Total valid votes 20,012 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Aldéric Laurendeau 10,604 59.6 -15.7
Independent Azellus Lavallee 6,639 37.3
Progressive Conservative Joseph-Edouard Hamelin 562 3.2 -21.6
Total valid votes 17,805 100.0

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J-Emile Ferron 10,119 75.3 +20.6
National Government Joseph Arthur Barrette 3,323 24.7 -7.8
Total valid votes 13,442 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J-Emile Ferron 8,459 54.7 +6.0
Conservative Joseph Arthur Barrette 5,022 32.5 -18.8
Reconstruction Joseph Desjarlais 1,978 12.8
Total valid votes 15,459 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Joseph Arthur Barrette 7,206 51.3 +10.1
Liberal Jean-Charles Théodore Gervais 6,850 48.7 -10.1
Total valid votes 14,056 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph-Charles-Théodore Gervais 6,606 58.8 -2.2
Conservative Joseph Arthur Barrette 4,626 41.2 +2.2
Total valid votes 11,232 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph-Charles-Théodore Gervais 6,664 61.0
Conservative Joseph Arthur Barrette 4,264 39.0
Total valid votes 10,928 100.0

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