Lévis (electoral district)

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

Lévis was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 2004. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867. From 1998 to 2003, it was known as Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière. It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between into Lévis—Bellechasse and Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière ridings.

History[edit]

It consisted initially of the County of Lévis.

In 1924, it was redefined to specifically include the City of Lévis.

In 1933, it was redefined to consist of only the parts of the county of Lévis included in the city of Lévis, town of Lauzon, Village de Charny, and the municipalities of St-David de l'Aube-Rivière, Ste-Hélène-de-Breakeyville, St-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévis, St-Louis-de-Gonzague-de-Pintendre, St-Romuald d'Etchemin and St-Télesphore.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the country of Lévis, excluding the municipalities of Rivière-Boyer, St. Henri-de-Lauzon and the village of St. Henri, and including the city of Lévis and the town of Lauzon.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the Cities of Lauzon and Lévis;
  • the Towns of Saint-David-de-l'Auberivière, Saint-Jean-Chrysostôme, Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Romuald-d'Etchemin;
  • the county of Lévis;
  • in the County of Dorchester: the village municipalities of Saint-Bernard and Saint-Isidore; the parish municipalities of Saint-Bernard, Sainte-Hénédine, Saint-Isidore, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Maxime; the municipality of Taschereau-Fortier; and
  • in the County of Lotbinière: the village municipalities of Francoeur, Saint-Agapitville, Sainte-Agathe, Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage and Saint-Sylvestre; the parish municipalities of Saint-Agapit-de-Beaurivage, Sainte-Agathe, Saint-Apollinaire, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage and Saint-Sylvestre.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the Cities of Lauzon, Lévis and Saint-Romuald-d'Etchemin;
  • the Towns of Charny, Saint-David-de-l'Auberivière, Saint-Jean-Chrysostôme and Saint-Nicolas;
  • the County of Lévis;
  • in the County of Bellechasse: the village municipality of Saint Charles; the parish municipalities of Saint-Charles-Borromée and Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont;
  • in the County of Dorchester: the village municipalities of Saint-Anselme, Saint-Bernard and Saint-Isidore; the parish municipalities of Saint-Anselme, Saint-Bernard, Sainte-Hénédine, Saint-Isidore and Saint-Maxime; the municipality of Taschereau-Fortier; and
  • in the County of Lotbinière: the village municipalities of Saint-Agapitville and Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage; the parish municipalities of Saint-Agapit-de-Beaurivage, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage and Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the Towns of Charny, Lauzon, Lévis, Saint-David-de-l'Auberivière, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Saint-Nicholas, Saint-Rédempteur and Saint-Romuald;
  • the County of Lévis; and
  • in the County of Lotbinière: the parish municipality of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the cities of Charny, Lévis, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Rédempteur and Saint-Romuald;
  • the County Regional Municipality of Desjardins;
  • the County Regional Municipality of Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, excepting the Parish Municipality of Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon.

In 1998, it renamed "Lévis-et-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière". It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between into Lévis—Bellechasse and Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
1st 1867–1872     Joseph-Goderic Blanchet Liberal-Conservative
2nd 1872–1874
3rd 1874–1878     Louis-Honoré Fréchette Liberal
4th 1878–1882     Joseph-Goderic Blanchet Liberal-Conservative
5th 1882–1883
1883–1885     Isidore-Noël Belleau Conservative
1885–1887     Pierre Malcom Guay Liberal
6th 1887–1891
7th 1891–1896
8th 1896–1899
1899–1900     Louis-Jules Demers Liberal
9th 1900–1904
10th 1904–1905
1905–1908     Louis-Auguste Carrier Liberal
11th 1908–1911
12th 1911–1917     Joseph-Boutin Bourassa Liberal
13th 1917–1921
14th 1921–1925
15th 1925–1926     Joseph-Étienne Dussault Liberal
16th 1926–1930
17th 1930–1935     Émile Fortin Conservative
18th 1935–1940     Joseph-Étienne Dussault Liberal
19th 1940–1945     Maurice Bourget Liberal
20th 1945–1949     Independent Liberal
21st 1949-1953     Liberal
22nd 1953-1957
23rd 1957-1958
24th 1958–1962
25th 1962–1963     J.-Aurélien Roy Social Credit
26th 1963–1965     Raynald Guay Liberal
27th 1965–1968
28th 1968–1972
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980
1981–1984     Gaston Gourde Liberal
33rd 1984–1988     Gabriel Fontaine Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Antoine Dubé Bloc Québécois
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000-2003
2003-2004     Christian Jobin Liberal
Lévis—Bellechasse and Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière from 2004-present.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Joseph-Godéric Blanchet acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Joseph-Godéric Blanchet 1,564
Independent Louis-Honoré Fréchette 1,475
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Honoré Fréchette 1,670
Independent J. Chabot 1,572
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Joseph-Goderic Blanchet 2,144
Liberal Louis-Honoré Fréchette 2,026
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Joseph-Goderic Blanchet 1,935
Liberal L. Fréchette 1,528
By-election on 25 October 1883

Blanchet named Collector of Customs, Port of Quebec, 1 November 1883

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Isidore-Noël Belleau 1,551
Unknown O.B. Samson 703
By-election on 14 April 1885

Belleau unseated on a judgement of the Supreme Court, 16 March 1885

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre Malcom Guay acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre Malcom Guay 2,170
Conservative Charles Darveau 1,776
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre Malcolm Guay 2,075
Conservative E.T. Paquet 1,794
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre Malcolm Guay 2,271
Conservative J.E.Gelley 1,963
By-election on 22 March 1899

Guay's death, 19 February 1899

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis Julien Demers acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis Julien Demers 2,455
Conservative J.A. Dumontier 1,630
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis Julien Demers 2,642
Conservative Joseph Isaac Lavery 1,677
By-election on 6 June 1905

Demers' death, 29 April 1905

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis Auguste Carrier acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis Auguste Carrier 2,841
Liberal Joseph Boutin Bourassa 1,691
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Boutin-Bourassa 2,800
Conservative Joseph Bégin 1,971
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Joseph Boutin-Bourassa 5,174
Government (Unionist) Alphonse Bernier 984
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Boutin Bourassa 8,787
Conservative Louis Gédéon Gravel 4,004
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Étienne Dussault 7,192
Conservative L. Gédéon Gravel 4,899
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Étienne Dussault 7,127
Conservative Émile Fortin 5,838
By-election on 8 July 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Émile Fortin 7,065
Liberal Joseph-Étienne Dussault 6,880
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Etienne Dussault 8,488
Conservative Albert Dumontier 3,770
Reconstruction Laval-Édouard Fortier 316
Liberal–Labour Charles-Achille Cauchy 54
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Bourget 8,885
National Government Albert Dumontier 4,187
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Liberal Maurice Bourget 10,098
Social Credit Abel Paradis 4,233
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Bourget 11,752
Independent J.-Adélard Bégin 6,851
Union des électeurs Abel Paradis 655
Progressive Conservative Joseph-Louis-Gonzague McClish 72
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Bourget 13,897
Progressive Conservative Napoléon Grenier 5,305
Labor–Progressive Joseph-Wilfrid Jolin 74
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Bourget 14,693
Progressive Conservative Jean Forgues 5,770
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Bourget 12,410
Progressive Conservative Jean Forgues 9,164
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Joseph-Aurélien Roy 11,504
Liberal Maurice Bourget 8,826
Progressive Conservative Jean-Marie Morin 3,575
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raynald Guay 9,634
Social Credit J.-A. Roy 9,315
Progressive Conservative Jean-Marie Morin 4,563
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raynald Guay 10,895
Ralliement créditiste J.-A. Roy 9,839
Progressive Conservative Raymond Doré 2,175
New Democratic Jean-Guy Ramsay 1,156
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raynald Guay 12,227
Ralliement créditiste Henri Borgia 9,887
Progressive Conservative Paul-Émile Dubé 9,523
New Democratic Jean-Guy Ramsay 1,189
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raynald Guay 17,588
Social Credit Jean Ricard 10,256
Progressive Conservative Paul-Émile Dubé 9,848
New Democratic André Therrien 1,593
No affiliation Serge De Beaumont 519
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raynald Guay 20,348
Progressive Conservative André Godbout 11,485
New Democratic Gérard Dionne 4,279
Marxist–Leninist Richard Allard 404
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raynald Guay 31,753
Social Credit André Godbout 11,403
Progressive Conservative Roland Garneau 6,726
New Democratic Gérard Dionne 3,392
Union populaire Paul Biron 841
Marxist–Leninist Richard Allard 341
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raynald Guay 35,519
New Democratic Daniel Vachon 6,459
Progressive Conservative Roland Garneau 4,759
Social Credit Jacques Audet 3,385
Rhinoceros Gervais Prime Richard 2,652
Union populaire Yves Lavoie 264
Marxist–Leninist RichardAllard 118
Independent Robert Nolet 101
By-election on 4 May 1981

Resignation of Mr. Raynald Guay, 29 August 1980

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gaston Gourde 15,591
Progressive Conservative Richard Janelle 10,052
New Democratic Daniel Vachon 5,235
Rhinoceros Aurélien Thériault 1,900
Union populaire Jean-Paul Bourcier 540
Social Credit Martin Caya 367
Independent John Turmel 172
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Gabriel Fontaine 32,338
Liberal Gaston Gourde 17,283
New Democratic Jean-Paul Harney 12,076
Parti nationaliste Antoine Dubé 1,649
Rhinoceros Raymond Emiliano Marquis 1,630
Social Credit Jean-Paul Rhéaume 216
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Gabriel Fontaine 33,673
Liberal Denis Sonier 13,002
New Democratic Jean-Paul Harney 11,501
Social Credit Jean-Paul Rhéaume 445
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Antoine Dubé 40,184
Liberal Jean-Marc Gagnon 14,254
Progressive Conservative Serge Léveillé 9,163
New Democratic Marie-France Renaud 1,182
Abolitionist Carole Carrier 705
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Antoine Dubé 27,870
Liberal Jocelyne Gosselin 17,256
Progressive Conservative Thérèse Boucher 14,630
New Democratic France Michaud 1,881
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Antoine Dubé 26,398
Liberal Shirley Baril 21,522
Alliance Jacques Bergeron 9,152
Progressive Conservative Réal St-Laurent 4,222
New Democratic France Michaud 1,411
Communist André Cloutier 374
Canadian federal by-election, 16 June 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Christian Jobin 13,115 55.6
Bloc Québécois Maxime Fréchette 8,274 35.1
New Democratic Louise Foisy 987 4.2
Progressive Conservative Yohan Nolet 537 2.3
Green Yonnel Bonaventure 254 1.1
Alliance Philippe Bouchard 220 0.9
Marijuana Benjamin Kasapoglu 186 0.8
Called upon Dubé's resignation, 17 March 2003.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: