Lac-Saint-Jean

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This article is about the former federal electoral district. For the lake, see Lac Saint-Jean. For the current provincial district, see Lac-Saint-Jean (electoral district).

Lac-Saint-Jean (later known as Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 2004.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1947 from parts of Lake St-John—Roberval riding.

It was initially defined to consist of the county of Lake St. John East and the towns of Riverbend, Ile Maligne and St. Joseph-d'Alma; and parts of the county of Lake St. John West.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the City of Alma, the Town of Desbiens, the County of Lac-Saint-Jean East, and parts of the Counties of Lac-Saint-Jean West and Chicoutimi.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the Cities of Alma and Chicoutimi North, and parts of the Counties of Chicoutimi and Lac-Saint-Jean East.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the towns of Alma, Desbiens and Métabetchouan; the County of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est; and parts of the Counties of Chicoutimi, Charlevoix-Ouest, Lac-Saint-Jean-Ouest and Montmorency.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the towns of Alma, Desbiens and Métabetchouan; the County Regional Municipality of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est; and parts of in the County Regional Municipality of Le Fjord-du-Saguenay.

Its name was changed in 2000 to "Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay".

In 2003, it was abolished when it was redistributed into Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, Jonquière—Alma and Roberval ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Lake St-John—Roberval prior to 1947
Lac-Saint-Jean
21st 1949-1953     André Gauthier Liberal
22nd 1953-1957
23rd 1957-1958
24th 1958-1962     Roger Parizeau Progressive Conservative
25th 1962-1963     Marcel Lessard Social Credit
26th 1963-1965
27th 1965-1968     Alcide Simard Ralliement créditiste
28th 1968-1972     Marcel Lessard Liberal
29th 1972-1974
30th 1974-1979
31st 1979-1980
32nd 1980-1984     Pierre Gimaïel Liberal
33rd 1984-1988     Clément M. Côté Progressive Conservative
1988     Lucien Bouchard Progressive Conservative
34th 1988-1990
1990-1991     Independent
1991-1993     Bloc Québécois
35th 1993-1996
1996-1997     Stéphan Tremblay Bloc Québécois
36th 1997-2000
Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay
37th 2000-2002     Stéphan Tremblay Bloc Québécois
2002-2004     Sébastien Gagnon Bloc Québécois
Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, Jonquière—Alma and Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean after 2004

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal André Gauthier 7,084
     Nationalist Paul-Emile Harvey 4,994
Union des électeurs Delphis Larouche 824
Progressive Conservative Jean-Charles Gosselin 138
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal André Gauthier 8,697
Progressive Conservative Dominique Lapointe 6,756
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal André Gauthier 10,129
Progressive Conservative Aimé-Roger Parizeau 6,374
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Roger Parizeau 8,255
Liberal André Gauthier 7,353
Co-operative Commonwealth Gérard Larouche 2,120
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Marcel Lessard 10,743
Liberal Benoît Caron 4,018
Progressive Conservative Roger Parizeau 3,341
New Democratic Jean-Claude Lebel 935
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Marcel Lessard 9,318
Liberal Réal Harvey 6,219
New Democratic Rachel Ouellet 1,524
Progressive Conservative Gilles De Beaumont 1,373
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Alcide Simard 5,642
Liberal Réal Harvey 5,337
Independent Marcel Lessard 4,736
New Democratic Fernand Coté 1,477
Progressive Conservative Vianney Guilmette 532
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 9,325
Ralliement créditiste J.-Alcide Simard 8,430
New Democratic Jean-Jacques Tremblay 1,330
Progressive Conservative Raoul Savard 1,034
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 11,165
Progressive Conservative Gilles Guay 7,074
Social Credit Claude Gauthier 5,203
Independent Claude Gagnon 362
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 11,162
Progressive Conservative Gilles Guay 6,129
Social Credit Maurice Brodeur 5,372
New Democratic Jacqueline Simard 625
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 18,978
Social Credit Ph.-Aug. Bouchard 11,048
Progressive Conservative Oswald Fleury 3,251
New Democratic Jean-Denis Bérubé 1,589
Rhinoceros Marc Harvey 802
Union populaire Guy Tremblay 421
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre Gimaïel 21,267
Progressive Conservative Lucien Fortin 4,608
New Democratic Jean-Denis Bérubé 3,465
Social Credit Paul-Henri Tremblay 2,821
Rhinoceros Béru Louis Briand 1,159
Union populaire Richard Fecteau 252
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Clément Coté 25,270
Liberal Pierre Gimaïel 12,683
New Democratic Claude Gagnon 2,132
Parti nationaliste Yves Courville 813
By-election on 20 June 1988

Resignation of Clément Côté, 28 April 1988

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lucien Bouchard 16,951
Liberal Pierre Gimaïel 10,746
New Democratic Jean Paradis 2,903
Independent Jolly Taylor 113
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lucien Bouchard 23,112
New Democratic Jean Paradis 6,348
Liberal Bertrand Bouchard 5,390
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Lucien Bouchard 27,209
Liberal Noël Girard 5,263
Progressive Conservative Denise Falardeau 3,115
New Democratic Marie D. Jalbert 444
By-election on 25 March 1996

Resignation of Lucien Bouchard, 15 January 1996

Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Stéphan Tremblay 20,777
Liberal Clément Lajoie 5,846
Progressive Conservative Philippe Harris 205
Reform Denis Simard 175
New Democratic Karl Bélanger 136
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Stéphan Tremblay 21,506
Liberal Clément Lajoie 7,109
Progressive Conservative Sabin Simard 4,845
New Democratic Jean-François Morval 391
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Stéphan Tremblay 21,401
Liberal Jérôme Tremblay 7,518
Alliance Yannick Caron 1,536
Independent Gilles Lavoie 910
Progressive Conservative Claude Gagnon 539
New Democratic Linda Proulx 417
By-election on 9 December 2002

Tremblay's resignation, 7 May 2002

Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Sébastien Gagnon 8,912
Liberal Gilbert Tremblay 7,594
Independent Gilles Lavoie 532
Independent Richard Harvey 467
Progressive Conservative Clermont Gauthier 434
Alliance Alcide Boudreault 290
New Democratic Yanick Auer 267

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: