Joliette—L'Assomption—Montcalm

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Joliette—L'Assomption—Montcalm was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Joliette and L'Assomption—Montcalm ridings.

It was initially defined to consist of:

  • the county of Joliette including the city of Joliette;
  • the county of L'Assomption; and
  • the county of Montcalm, except the township of Archambault.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the county of Joliette (except the township of Gouin), and the city of Joliette;
  • the county of L'Assomption and the towns of L'Assomption and Laurentides;
  • the county of Montcalm, except the townships of Brunet, Nantel and Pérodeau and the township of Archambault.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Berthier, Joliette, Labelle and Terrebonne ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
18th 1935–1940     Charles-Édouard Ferland Liberal
19th 1940–1945
20th 1945–1949     Georges-Émile Lapalme Liberal
21st 1949–1950
1950–1953     Maurice Breton Liberal
22nd 1953–1957
23rd 1957–1958
24th 1958–1962     Louis-Joseph Pigeon Progressive Conservative
25th 1962–1963
26th 1963–1965
27th 1965–1968     Joseph-Roland Comtois Liberal

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles-Édouard Ferland 14,087
Reconstruction François-Xavier-Romulus Joly 1,966
Conservative Mario Forest 1,640
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles-Édouard Ferland 14,112
National Government Julien Lavallée 3,430
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-Émile Lapalme 14,810
Independent Paul Brien 12,560
Independent Rodolphe Gariépy 393
Progressive Conservative Damien Neveu 318
Social Credit Joseph-Arthur Marchand 161
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-Émile Lapalme 18,755
Progressive Conservative Claude-Édouard Hétu 13,584
Union des électeurs Frédéric Therrien 361
By-election on 3 October 1950

Lapalme resigned, 23 June 1950

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Breton acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Breton 18,149
Progressive Conservative Sarto Blais 4,541
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Breton 19,445
Progressive Conservative Placide Morency 4,409
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Louis-Joseph Pigeon 21,821
Liberal Maurice Breton 15,454
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Louis-Joseph Pigeon 17,600
Liberal J.-Roland Comtois 12,172
Social Credit Victor Pagette 6,310
New Democratic Pierre-Émile Doré 829
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Louis-Joseph Pigeon 16,103
Liberal Joseph-Roland Comtois 12,299
Social Credit Victor Pagette 7,399
New Democratic Raymond Legendre 2,033
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Roland Comtois 15,221
Progressive Conservative Roch La Salle 15,043
New Democratic Noël Lacas 4,951
Ralliement créditiste Jean Boisclair 2,961

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