Cartier (electoral district)

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Cartier was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1968.

It was created in 1924 from parts of George-Étienne Cartier riding.

Cartier is the only riding in Canada to have elected a Communist to the House of Commons: Fred Rose, who was elected in a 1943 by-election, and re-elected in 1945. Rose ran under the banner of the Labor-Progressive Party, which was a front organization for the banned Communist Party of Canada during the 1940s and 1950s. Sam Jacobs was the riding's MP for many years and was in his final years also the president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Laurier, Outremont and Saint-Jacques ridings.

Every single MP to represent this riding was of the Jewish faith.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Samuel William Jacobs 7,934
Independent Liberal Joseph Alfred Bernier 4,889
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Samuel William Jacobs 5,048
Conservative Louis Wolfe 2,312
Independent Liberal Paul-Ernest Parent 2,043
Socialist Michael Buhay 672
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Samuel William Jacobs 8,231
Conservative Louis Wolfe 1,928
     Independent Progressive Médéric Masson 1,294
Independent Liberal Paul-E. Parent 540
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Samuel William Jacobs 13,574
Communist Fred Rose 3,385
Independent Liberal Paul-Emile Goyette 1,531
Reconstruction Salluste Lavery 1,362
Conservative Herman Julien 945
By-election on 7 November 1938

Jacobs' death, 21 August 1938

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Peter Bercovitch acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Peter Bercovitch 18,191
     National Labour Arthur Ainey 2,354


Canadian federal by-election, August 9, 1943
Party Candidate Votes %
Labor–Progressive Fred Rose 5,789 30.42
Bloc populaire Paul Masse 5,639 29.63
Liberal Lazarus Phillips 4,180 21.97
Co-operative Commonwealth David Lewis 3,313 17.41
Independent Moses Miller 109 0.57
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Labor–Progressive Fred Rose 10,413
Liberal Samuel Edgar Schwisberg 8,935
Bloc populaire Paul Masse 6,148
By-election on 31 March 1947

Rose's seat declared vacant, 30 January 1947,
by House of Commons resolution

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Hartt 9,649
     Autonomist candidate Paul Masse 6,929
Labor–Progressive Michael Buhay 6,616
Independent David Rochon 1,323
Independent Onil Léonide Gingras 142
Independent Louis Valiquette 45
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Hartt 11,993
Labor–Progressive Harry Binder 4,868
Co-operative Commonwealth Abraham M. Klein 3,238
Progressive Conservative Maurice-S. Hebert 2,636
By-election on 19 June 1950

Hartt's death, 15 March 1950

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Leon David Crestohl 9,701
Labor–Progressive Harry Binder 3,913
Progressive Conservative Maurice-S. Hebert 2,833
Co-operative Commonwealth Kalmen Kaplansky 1,473
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Leon David Crestohl 12,493
Progressive Conservative Tadeusz Brzezinski 1,068
Co-operative Commonwealth Hector Rochon 980
Labor–Progressive Harry Binder 896
Independent PC Marcel Hotte 616
Independent Liberal Moses Miller 193
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Leon David Crestohl 11,955
Progressive Conservative Aldo Lattik 1,909
Independent Liberal Samuel Kolomeir 1,618
Co-operative Commonwealth Michael Wozniak 677
Independent Liberal Moses Zalman Miller 236
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Leon David Crestohl 7,097
Progressive Conservative Hyman Bernard Brock 6,850
Independent Liberal Samuel Kolomeir 1,528
Co-operative Commonwealth Michael Wozniak 713
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Leon David Crestohl 6,464
Progressive Conservative Charles S. Barden 3,582
New Democratic William I. Miller 1,871
Social Credit Sylvio-Fernando Melancon 1,201
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Milton L. Klein 6,642
Progressive Conservative Charles S. Barden 2,788
Social Credit Georges Binette 2,162
New Democratic William I. Miller 1,918
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Milton L. Klein 5,389
Progressive Conservative Andrew Henry Pytel 2,209
New Democratic John Kambites 1,903
Ralliement créditiste Gérard Ledoux 1,141

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