Mercier (electoral district)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the provincial electoral district, see Mercier (provincial electoral district).
Sanctuaire Marie-Reine-des-Coeurs, located on Sherbrooke East street, was part of the electoral district.

Mercier (also known as Montreal—Mercier) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 2004. In 2003, the district was abolished and split into the La Pointe-de-l'Île and Honoré-Mercier ridings. A provincial electoral district still exists under the same name but is located in Plateau Mont-Royal borough.

History[edit]

Mercier riding was created in 1933 from Laval—Two Mountains and Maisonneuve ridings.

It initially consisted of:

  • parts of the city of Montreal;
  • the towns of Montreal North, St-Michel-de-Laval, St-Léonard-de-Port-Maurice, Montreal East, Pointe-aux-Trembles;
  • the parishes of Rivière-des-Prairies, St-Léonard-de-Port-Maurice, and St-Jean-de-Dieu Asylum; and * the municipality of Pont-Viau and the town of Laval-des-Rapides in Laval county..

In 1966, it was defined as consisting of:

  • the City of Pointe-aux-Trembles;
  • the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by Saint-Donat Street, the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East, and Saint-Lawrence River;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by the Cities of Pointeaux-Trembles and Montreal North, the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East, and Des Prairies River.

In 1976, it was defined as consisting of:

  • the City of Pointe-aux-Trembles;
  • the Town of Montreal East;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by the Cities of Pointeaux-Trembles and Montreal North, by the Towns of Anjou and Montreal East and by des Prairies River;
  • the part of the City of Montreal bounded by a line commencing from the Saint Lawrence River along Saint-Donat Street, the Canadian National Railway; the northeastern limit of the parish municipality of Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, Sherbrooke Street East, Highway 25, the limits of the towns of Anjou and Montreal East to the Saint Lawrence River.

In 1980, it was renamed "Montreal—Mercier". In 1987, Montreal—Mercier was split into Anjou—Rivière-Des-Prairies and a re-created Mercier riding. The new Mercier riding also incorporated territory from Gamelin riding.

The new Mercier riding consisted of:

  • the Town of Montréal-Est;
  • parts of the City of Montréal.

The district was abolished in 2003 when it was split into La Pointe-de-l'Île and Honoré-Mercier ridings.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 17,231
Reconstruction Évariste Forest 3,750
Conservative Robert Irving Green 2,496
     Independent Reconstruction Paul-Antoine Bonhomme 865
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 19,134
National Government François-Eugène Therrien 4,596
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 18,623
Bloc populaire Fernand Chaussé 9,033
Progressive Conservative Hervé Brien 2,269
Independent Oscar Bélisle 542
Co-operative Commonwealth Marie-Ange Gill 541
Social Credit Hervé Lajeunesse 417
Liberal–Labour Ernest Larin 345
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 17,041
Progressive Conservative Roméo Mcduff 7,786
Union des électeurs Maurice Lajeunesse 1,587
By-election on 24 October 1949

On Jean's acceptance of an office of emolument
under the Crown, 24 August 1949

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Monette 9,389
Independent Liberal Wilfrid Latraverse 2,028
Independent Léon Bertrand 1,125
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Monette 17,479
Progressive Conservative Roméo Mcduff 9,352
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph-S.-Léo Tremblay 885
Labor–Progressive Réal Couillard 513
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Monette 30,024
Progressive Conservative François Coron 10,093
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 26,463
Liberal Marcel Monette 23,103
Co-operative Commonwealth Gisèle Couture 2,219
     Radical chrétien Georges Rousseau 687
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 28,898
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 19,925
Social Credit Maurice Lajeunesse 11,680
New Democratic Gaston Caron 7,491
Independent Stéphane Bugeaud 1,621
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 33,450
Social Credit Maurice Lajeunesse 19,577
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 15,130
New Democratic Gérard Picard 11,606
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 39,205
Progressive Conservative André Gillet 16,598
New Democratic Florent Paquette 15,206
Ralliement créditiste Maurice Lajeunesse 11,365
Independent Liberal René Morin 1,708
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 19,077
Progressive Conservative Raymond Daniel 10,571
New Democratic Lucette Bernier 3,041
Ralliement créditiste Joseph Bélanger 3,011
Independent Zotique Duchaine 888
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 22,207
Social Credit Cyprien Dion 11,468
Progressive Conservative André St-Onge 9,010
New Democratic Mario Hart 4,921
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Prosper Boulanger 22,545
Progressive Conservative Lucien Grenier 7,026
Social Credit Cyprien Dion 6,255
New Democratic Jacques Milot 4,137
Communist Serge Da Sylva 278
Marxist–Leninist Gilles Robillard 200
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Céline Hervieux-Payette 26,784
Social Credit Lise Lajeunesse 10,328
Progressive Conservative Jacques Coutu 5,076
New Democratic Elizabeth Chase-Chapdelaine 1,816
Rhinoceros Guy Caron 1,074
Communist Montserrat Escola 135
Union populaire Jean-Guy Martel 121
Marxist–Leninist Serge Patenaude 118
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Céline Hervieux-Payette 27,428
New Democratic Pierre Dubé 4,258
Progressive Conservative Jacques Coutu 3,161
Social Credit Claude Bélanger 1,891
Rhinoceros Piggy Guy De Blois 1,835
Union populaire Martine Godard 161
Marxist–Leninist Michel Claveau 146
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Carole Jacques 25,071
Liberal Céline Hervieux-Payette 19,335
New Democratic Robert Ferland 4,925
Parti nationaliste Gérald Giguère 2,557
Rhinoceros Raymond les oreilles Pollender 2,038
Commonwealth of Canada Michel Destroismaisons 154
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Carole Jacques 30,804
Liberal Luc Chouinard 12,942
New Democratic André Cordeau 10,251
Rhinoceros Jean-Claude Stardust Gouin 1,617
Communist André Cloutier 309
Independent Jean-Pierre Ginchereau 197
Commonwealth of Canada Denise Saint-Louis, 137
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde 34,139
Liberal Magda Tadros 11,700
Independent Carole Jacques 8,992
Progressive Conservative Gérald Lacoste 2,720
New Democratic Guy D'Amours, 789
Abolitionist William-John Apostol 207
Commonwealth of Canada Pierre Aylwin 128
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde 24,649
Liberal René Bourgeault 14,061
Progressive Conservative Eric Champagne 8,500
New Democratic Cathy Milner 772
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 297
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Francine Lalonde 24,755
Liberal Normand Biron 15,416
Green Richard Savignac 1,813
Alliance J. Marc-Antoine Delsoin 1,685
Progressive Conservative Martin Gelgoot 1,629
Marijuana Eric Duquette 936
New Democratic Nicholas Vikander 480
Marxist–Leninist Geneviève Royer 104

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: