Montcalm (electoral district)

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Montcalm
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Montcalm, riding.png
Montcalm in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Manon Perreault
Independent
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 144,141
Electors (2011) 99,604
Area (km²)[2] 900.75
Pop. density (per km²) 160
Census divisions Les Moulins
Montcalm
Census subdivisions Mascouche, Saint-Lin–Laurentides, Terrebonne, Sainte-Julienne, Saint-Calixte, Saint-Roch-Ouest, Saint-Jacques, Saint-Alexis, Sainte-Marie-Salomé, Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan

Montcalm is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917 and since 2004.

In the 2004 election, the Bloc Québécois won a larger percentage of the vote here than in any other riding with 71% of the vote; they would hold the seat until 2011, when they were defeated by the NDP.

Geography[edit]

The riding is located to the northeast of the Montreal region, in the Quebec region of Lanaudière. It consists of the Montcalm RCM, the city of Mascouche, and the districts of La Plaine and Lachenaie in the city of Terrebonne.

The neighbouring ridings are Joliette, Repentigny, La Pointe-de-l'Île, Honoré-Mercier, Alfred-Pellan, Terrebonne—Blainville, and Rivière-du-Nord.

History[edit]

Montcalm riding was created by the British North America Act in 1867. It was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into L'Assomption—Montcalm riding.

It was re-created in 2003 from parts of Berthier—Montcalm, Repentigny and Terrebonne—Blainville ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Montcalm
1st  1867 − 1871     Joseph Dufresne Conservative
 1871 − 1872     Firmin Dugas Conservative
2nd  1872 − 1874
3rd  1874 − 1878
4th  1878 − 1882
5th  1882 − 1887
6th  1887 − 1891     Olaüs Thérien Conservative
7th  1891 − 1892     Joseph Louis Euclide Dugas Conservative
 1892 − 1896
8th  1896 − 1900
9th  1900 − 1904     François Octave Dugas Liberal
10th  1904 − 1908
11th  1908 − 1909
 1909 − 1911     David Arthur Lafortune Independent Liberal
12th  1911 − 1917     Liberal
Riding dissolved into L'Assomption—Montcalm
Riding re-created from Berthier—Montcalm, Repentigny
and Terrebonne—Blainville
38th  2004 − 2006     Roger Gaudet Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2014     Manon Perreault New Democratic
 2014 − Present     Independent

Election results[edit]

2004-present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Manon Perreault 34,434 52.97 +39.1
Bloc Québécois Roger Gaudet 19,609 30.16 -25.5
Conservative Jason Fuoco 5,118 7.87 -5.6
Liberal Yves Dufour 3,501 5.39 -8.5
Green Marianne Girard 2,347 3.61 +0.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 65,009 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,183 1.79 -0.3
Turnout 66,192 61.76
Eligible voters 107,180
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Roger Gaudet 33,519 55.7 -6.5 $79,500
Liberal David Grégoire 8,387 13.9 +5.6 $7,023
New Democratic Marie-Josée Beauchamp 8,337 13.9 +7.1
Conservative Claude Marc Boudreau 8,096 13.5 -5.8 $79,318
Green Michel Paulette 1,854 3.1 -0.4 $722
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,193 100.0 $97,628
Total rejected ballots 1,296 2.1
Turnout 61,489
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Roger Gaudet 34,873 62.2 -9.0
Conservative Michel Paulette 10,812 19.3 +13.4 $6,764
Liberal Luc Fortin 4,646 8.3 -8.1 $9,690
New Democratic Nancy Leclerc 3,760 6.7 +3.5 $0
Green Wendy Gorchinsky 1,948 3.5 +0.1
Total 56,039 100.0 $86,039
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Roger Gaudet 34,383 71.2 $61,436
Liberal Daniel Brazeau 7,915 16.4 $78,151
Conservative Michel Paulette 2,831 5.9 $3,730
Green Serge Bellemare 1,606 3.3 $0
New Democratic François Rivest 1,531 3.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,266 100.0 $81,149

1867-1917[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David-Arthur Lafortune 1,432 51.0 +5.3
Conservative Joseph-Eugène-Edmond Marion 1,374 49.0
Total valid votes 2,806 100.0
Canadian federal by-election, 25 September 1909
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Mr. Dugas being appointed Judge of the Quebec Superior Court, 6 September 1909
Independent Liberal David-Arthur Lafortune 1,256 54.3
Liberal Omer Lapierre 1,058 45.7 -7.6
Total valid votes 2,314 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal François-Octave Dugas 1,432 53.3 +0.1
Conservative Joseph-Adolphe Renaud 1,256 46.7 -0.1
Total valid votes 2,688 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal François-Octave Dugas 1,227 53.2 -1.0
Conservative J.E.E. Marion 1,079 46.8 +1.0
Total valid votes 2,306 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal François-Octave Dugas 1,212 54.2 +11.2
Conservative Louis Euclide Dugas 1,024 45.8 -11.2
Total valid votes 2,236 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Joseph-Louis-Euclide Dugas 1,202 57.0
Liberal Louis Victor Labelle 907 43.0
Total valid votes 2,109 100.0
By-election on 5 March 1892

On election being declared void, 28 January 1892

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph-Louis-Euclide Dugas acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Louis Dugas 673 37.0
Conservative Olaüs Thérien 632 34.7 -18.6
Conservative Octave Magnan 516 28.3
Total valid votes 1,821 100.0

Note: Mr. Thérien's share of the popular vote is compared to his share in the 1887 general election.

Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Olaüs Thérien 953 53.3 +2.8
Nationalist Firmin Dugas 835 46.7
Total valid votes 1,788 100.0

Note: change indicates Conservative vote compared to Conservative vote in 1882 general election.

Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Firmin Dugas 828 50.5 +0.6
Unknown Octave Magnan 812 49.5
Total valid votes 1,640 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Firmin Dugas 698 49.9
Unknown N. Forest 374 26.8
Unknown I.B. Deslongchamp 240 17.2
Unknown V.J.E. Brouillet 86 6.2
Total valid votes 1,398 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Firmin Dugas acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Firmin Dugas acclaimed
By-election on 15 September 1871

On Mr. Dufresne's resignation, to become Sheriff of the County of St. John, 13 July 1871

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Firmin Dugas acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Dufresne acclaimed

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