Champlain (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal district. For the provincial district, see Champlain (provincial electoral district). For homonymy, see Champlain.

Champlain was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 2004.

It was created in 1867 as part of the British North America Act. It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed into the districts of Saint-Maurice—Champlain and Trois-Rivières.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. John Jones Ross, Conservative (1867–1874)
  2. Hippolyte Montplaisir, Liberal-Conservative (1874–1891)
  3. Onésime Carignan, Conservative (1891–1896)
  4. François-Arthur Marcotte, Conservative (1897–1900)
  5. Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau, Liberal (1900–1908)
  6. Pierre-Edouard Blondin, Conservative (1908–1917)
  7. Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers, Liberal (1917–1930)
  8. Jean-Louis Baribeau, Conservative (1930–1935)
  9. Hervé-Edgar Brunelle, Liberal (1935–1949)
  10. Irenée Rochefort, Liberal (1949–1958)
  11. Paul Lahaye, Progressive Conservative (1958–1962)
  12. Jean-Paul Matte, Liberal (1962–1968)
  13. René Matte, Social Credit (1968–1979)
  14. Michel Veillette, Liberal (1979–1984)
  15. Michel Champagne, Progressive Conservative (1984–1993)
  16. Réjean Lefebvre, Bloc Québécois (1993–2000)
  17. Marcel Gagnon, Bloc Québécois (2000–2004)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Jones Ross 1,449
Unknown Martineau 305
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Jones Ross 1,369
Unknown P.O. Trudel 1,208
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hippolyte Montplaisir 1,063
Unknown R. Trudel 1,052
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hippolyte Montplaisir 1,673
Unknown N. Fugere 527
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hippolyte Montplaisir 1,773
Unknown A. Turcotte 614
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hippolyte Montplaisir 1,649
Liberal P.O. Trudel 1,534
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Onésime Carignan 1,976
Unknown Ferdinand Trudel 1,899
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative François-Arthur Marcotte 2,411
Liberal P. Trudel 2,035
By-election on 7 April 1897

Due to election being declared void 12 January 1897

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative François-Arthur Marcotte 2,314
Liberal F.X.A. Trudel 2,187
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau 2,903
Conservative François-Arthur Marcotte 2,572
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau 2,934
Conservative François-Arthur Marcotte 2,623
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Pierre Édouard Blondin 3,310
Liberal Ernest Deguise 3,217
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Pierre Édouard Blondin 3,811
Liberal Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau 3,444
By-election on 7 November 1914

Due to Pierre Édouard Blondin being appointed Minister of Inland Revenue, 20 October 1914

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Pierre Édouard Blondin acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers 7,095
Government (Unionist) Pierre Édouard Blondin 472
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers 11,709
Conservative Joseph Hildèges Desrochers 3,170
Progressive Auguste Trudel 2,090
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers 9,423
Conservative Albert Joseph Ovila Bergeron 5,057
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers 10,024
Conservative Louis Joseph Dostaler 5,407
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Jean-Louis Baribeau 9,024
Liberal Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers 8,232
Independent Liberal Joseph-Edmond Guibord 1,797
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hervé-Edgar Brunelle 8,172
Conservative Jean-Louis Baribeau 7,343
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hervé-Edgar Brunelle 9,546
National Government Rodrigue Bailly 5,090
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hervé-Edgar Brunelle 8,332
Independent Roméo Morrissette 4,298
Progressive Conservative Ernest Arseneau 1,880
Social Credit Joseph-Julien-Louis-Philippe St-Cyr 1,139
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Irenée Rochefort 11,663
Progressive Conservative Joseph-Lucien-Ivanho Pronovost 7,719
Independent Liberal Roméo Morrissette 940
Union des électeurs Henri Meunier 747
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Irenée Rochefort 14,420
Progressive Conservative Ivanhoe Pronovost 8,324
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Irenée Rochefort 13,767
Progressive Conservative Paul Lahaye 9,988
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Paul Lahaye 13,537
Liberal J.-Alfred Mongrain 13,374
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Paul Matte 9,936
Social Credit Origène Arvisais 8,662
Progressive Conservative Paul Lahaye 7,789
New Democratic Albert Bergeron 815
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Paul Matte 12,446
Social Credit Origène Arvisais 7,470
Progressive Conservative Gaston Marcotte 7,287
New Democratic J.-Albert Bergeron 570
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Paul Matte 12,334
Progressive Conservative Antonio Ricard 6,106
Ralliement créditiste Roger-J. Simard 5,221
New Democratic Irénée Leroux 2,098
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste René Matte 9,866
Liberal Jean-Paul Matte 9,665
Progressive Conservative Lucien Filion 6,449
New Democratic George L. Diamond 550
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit René Matte 14,882
Liberal Laurier Trottier 11,403
Progressive Conservative Henriot Gingras 2,770
New Democratic Jean-Guy Landry 505
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit René Matte 14,466
Liberal Laurier Trottier 11,896
Progressive Conservative Paul-A. Pronovost 2,452
New Democratic Jean-Guy Landry 716
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Michel Veillette 22,256
Independent René Matte 10,441
Progressive Conservative Gérard Lamy 4,200
Social Credit Claude L'Herault 2,796
New Democratic Denis Tousignant 1,328
Rhinoceros Gilles Leycuras 753
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Michel Veillette 25,758
New Democratic René Matte 9,164
Progressive Conservative Philippe Demers 4,359
Union populaire Jacques Aubert 238
Marxist–Leninist Lucie Desrosiers 178
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Michel Champagne 27,467
Liberal Michel Veillette 14,459
New Democratic Louise Cloutier 3,124
Parti nationaliste Jean Perron 723
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Michel Champagne 29,788
New Democratic Jocelyn Crête 8,792
Liberal André Burke 7,471
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Réjean Lefebvre 23,646
Progressive Conservative Michel Champagne 13,083
Liberal Michel Veillette 11,251
New Democratic André De Billy 445
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Réjean Lefebvre 20,687
Liberal Pierre Lesieur 12,915
Progressive Conservative Yves St-Amant 12,784
New Democratic Petra Genest 632


Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Marcel Gagnon 20,423
Liberal Julie Boulet 20,408
Alliance Eric Labranche 2,588
Marijuana Paul Giroux 1,020
New Democratic Philip Toone 672

List of MPs for districts that included Champlain (since 1867)[edit]

The following list contains members of districts that have included Champlain, since 1867:

Name Assignments[1] Party Election[2] Popular Vote[3]
     John Jones Ross Government MP Conservative 1867 83%
     John Jones Ross Government MP (before 1873)
Official Opposition MP (after 1873)
Conservative 1872 53%
     Hippolyte Montplaisir Official Opposition MP Conservative 1874 50%
     Hippolyte Montplaisir Government MP Conservative 1878 76%
     Hippolyte Montplaisir Government MP Conservative 1882 74%
     Hippolyte Montplaisir Government MP Conservative 1887 52%
     Onésime Carignan Government MP Conservative 1891 51%
     François-Arthur Marcotte[4] Official Opposition MP Conservative 1896 54%
     François-Arthur Marcotte Official Opposition MP Conservative 1897 51%
     Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau Government MP Liberal 1900 53%
     Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau Government MP Liberal 1904 53%
     Pierre Édouard Blondin Official Opposition MP Conservative 1908 51%
     Pierre Édouard Blondin[5] Government MP Conservative 1911 53%
     Pierre Édouard Blondin[6] Cabinet Member Conservative 1914 unopposed
     Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers Official Opposition MP Liberal 1917 94%
     Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers[7] Government MP Liberal 1921 69%
     Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers Government MP (until 1926)
Official Opposition MP (after 1926)
Liberal 1925 65%
     Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers[8] Government MP Liberal 1926 65%
     Jean-Louis Baribeau[9] Government MP Conservative 1930 47%
     Hervé-Edgar Brunelle Government MP Liberal 1935 53%
     Hervé-Edgar Brunelle Government MP Liberal 1940 65%
     Hervé-Edgar Brunelle Government MP Liberal 1945 53%
     Irenée Rochefort Government MP Liberal 1949 55%
     Irenée Rochefort Government MP Liberal 1953 63%
     Irenée Rochefort Official Opposition MP Liberal 1957 58%
     Paul Lahaye[10] Government MP Progressive Conservative 1958 50%
     Jean-Paul Matte Official Opposition MP Liberal 1962 37%
     Jean-Paul Matte Government MP Liberal 1963 45%
     Jean-Paul Matte[11] Government MP Liberal 1965 48%
     René Matte Third Party MP Ralliement Créditiste[12] 1968 37%
     René Matte Third Party MP Social Credit 1972 50%
     René Matte[13] Third Party MP Social Credit 1974 49%
     Michel Veillette Official Opposition MP Liberal 1979 53%
     Michel Veillette[14] Government MP
Parliamentary Secretary (after 1984)
Liberal 1980 65%
     Michel Champagne Government MP
Parliamentary Secretary (after 1986)
Progressive Conservative 1984 60%
     Michel Champagne[15] Parliamentary Secretary Progressive Conservative 1988 65%
     Réjean Lefebvre Official Opposition MP Bloc Québécois 1993 49%
     Réjean Lefebvre[16] Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 1997 44%
     Marcel Gagnon Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 2000 45%
     Marcel Gagnon Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 2004 55%
     Jean-Yves Laforest Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 2006 44%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cabinet assignments are indicated with a bold font.
  2. ^ By-elections are indicated with an Italic font.
  3. ^ History of Federal Ridings since 1867 - Champlain, Quebec
  4. ^ Marcotte's 1896 election was declared void. A by-election was called to settle the matter.
  5. ^ Blondin resigned to become a member of the federal Cabinet in 1914. A by-election was called.
  6. ^ Blondin lost the 1917 election.
  7. ^ Bureau resigned to become a member of the federal Cabinet in 1922.
  8. ^ Desaulniers lost the 1930 election.
  9. ^ Baribeau lost the 1935 election.
  10. ^ Lahaye lost the 1962 election.
  11. ^ Jean-Paul Matte lost the 1968 election.
  12. ^ The Ralliement Créditiste was renamed Social Credit in 1971.
  13. ^ René Matte sat as an Independent by 1978 and lost the 1979 election.
  14. ^ Veillette lost the 1984 election.
  15. ^ Champagne lost the 1993 election.
  16. ^ Lefebvre sat as an Independent by 1999.

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