Municipal history of Quebec

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The municipal history of Quebec started in 1796 with the creation of administrations for Montréal and Quebec City, but it really developed in a first time after 1841, when, on 1 July 1845, the Parliament of the Province of Canada adopted a law (8 Victoria, chapter 40) to create local authorities in Lower Canada.

Those localities were disbanded 1 September 1847 by the law 10-11 Victoria, chapter 7, to create county municipalities, but were reinstated 1 July 1855 by the law 18 Victoria, chapter 100. This same bill provided the right to settlements out of a parish populated with more than 300 inhabitants to become a municipality 1 January of the following year. Another act later provided new conditions for the creation of municipalities (23 Victoria chapter 61).

For more than a century localities changed little. The major modifications were from the colonization of new territories. Until 2002 and 2006, there were no major reorganizations in the municipal history of Quebec, with the notable exceptions of Laval, Mirabel and Bécancour.

Municipal chronology[edit]

1796[edit]

  • 7 May: Creation of the Cities of Montréal and Québec.

1841[edit]

1845[edit]

1846[edit]

  • 18 May: The Municipality of Les Isles-de-la-Magdelaine changed its name to Les Isles-de-la-Magdeleine.
  • 4 July: Creation of the Parish of Sainte-Gertrude from parts of the Parish of La Nativité-de-Bécancour and of the Parish of Saint-Edmond-de-Gentilly.
  • 26 July: Creation of the Village of Beauharnois from parts of the Parish of Saint-Clément-de-Beauharnois.
  • 24 November: The Municipality of Arthabaska is scinded in the Municipality Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska and the Municipality of Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska.
  • 23 December: Creation of the Village of Christieville from parts of the Parish of Saint-Athanase-de-DeBleury.

1847[edit]

  • 3 June: The Township of Stukely is scinded to create the Township of North Stukely and the Township of South Stukely.
  • 1 September: Parishes and Townships are merged into County municipalities.

1848[edit]

  • 9 October: Creation of the Village of Huntingdon from parts of the County of Huntingdon.

1855[edit]

  • 13 February: Creation of the Village of Buckingham from parts of the County of Ottawa No. 2.
  • 19 April: Creation of the Village of Bassin-de-Chambly from parts of the County of Chambly.
  • 27 April: Creation of the Village of Plessisville from parts of the County of Megantic No. 1.
  • 18 May: Creation of the Village of Sainte-Scholastique from parts of the County of Deux-Montagnes.
  • 1 July: Creation of 286 Parishes and 113 Townships from county municipalities. See List of municipalities created in Quebec in 1855.

1960[edit]

  • 30 January: The City of Baie-d'Urfée changed its name to Baie-d'Urfé.
  • 12 March: The Village of Saint-Émilien became the City of Desbiens.
  • 7 June: The Indian reserve of Lac-John is created from parts of the Indian reserve of Matimekosh.

1961[edit]

  • 28 January: The Town of Montréal-Sud is annexed to the City of Longueuil.
  • 18 February: The Parish of Sainte-Rose-Est became the Town of Auteuil.
  • 22 February: The Town of Chicoutimi-Nord became a City.
  • 24 March: The Parish of Saint-Joachim-de-Pointe-Claire became the Town of Kirkland. Cration of the Town of De Grasse from parts of the Unorganized Territory of Saguenay.
  • 1 April: Creation of the City of Chomedey by the merger of the towns of L'Abord-à-Plouffe and Renaud, and the City of Saint-Martin.
  • 1 May: Creation of the Village of Pointe-des-Cascades from parts of the Parish of Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges and the Village of Saint-Michel-de-Vaudreuil.
  • 10 June: The Village of Baie-Saint-Paul became a Town. The Parish of Saint-Alphonse-de-Liguori changed its name to Saint-Liguori.
  • 30 June: The Parish of Massabielle became the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes-de-Ham.
  • 12 July: The Village of Shawinigan-Sud became a Town.
  • 15 July: The Village of Notre-Dame-de-Portneuf became the Town of Portneuf.
  • 29 July: The Municipality of Royal-Roussillon-de-Macamic became the Parish of Macamic.
  • 18 November: The County of Stukely-Nord-Partie-Est became the Municipality of Bonsecours.
  • 25 November: The County of Ely-Partie-Nord became the Municipality of Maricourt.
  • 9 December: The Village Amqui became a Town.
  • 30 December: The Village of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière became the Town of La Pocatière. The County of Doncaster became the Municipality of Sainte-Lucie. The Parish of Saint-Michel-des-Forges is annexed to the City of Trois-Rivières.

1962[edit]

  • 1 January: The Parish of Saint-Eugène-de-Ladrière was created from parts of the Unorganized Territory of Rimouski and the Parish of Saint-Fabien. The Parish of Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan was annexed to the Village of Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan.
  • 5 January: The Village of Sutton became a Town.
  • 3 February: The Parish of Saint-Nicolas became a Town.
  • 10 February: The Parish of Saint-Isidore-de-Lauzon changed its name to Saint-Isidore.
  • 21 April: The Village of Deux-Rivières changed its name to Saint-Stanislas.
  • 20 May: The Parish of Bellerive became the Municipality of Bellerive-sur-le-Lac.
  • 26 May: The Municipality of Saint-Dominique-du-Lac changed its name to Saint-Juste-du-Lac. The Municipality of Winslow-Nord changed its name to Saint-Romain.
  • 27 June: The Town of Duvernay became a City.
  • 30 June: The Parish of Saint-David-de-l'Auberivière became a Town.
  • 6 July: The Town of Laval-des-Rapides became a City. Creation of the City of Alma from the Merger of the Towns of Isle-Maligne, Naudville, Riverbend and the City of Alma.
  • 21 July: The Township of Ely-Partie-Ouest became the Municipality of Béthanie.
  • 28 July: The Village of Cabano became a Town.
  • 1 September: The Township of Farnham-Partie-Ouest became the Municipality of Rainville.
  • 8 September: The Village of Beaupré became a Town.
  • 10 November: The Town of Saint-Léonard-de-Port-Maurice changed its name to Saint-Léonard.
  • 24 November: The Village of Saint-Césaire became a Town. The Town of Saint-Elzéar changed its name to Vimont.
  • 22 December: The Village of Ville-Marie became a Town.

1963[edit]

  • 16 February: The Village of Thurso became a Town.
  • 22 February: The Town of Beauport became a City.
  • 30 March: The Village of Saint-Hilaire became the Town of Saint-Hilaire-sur-Richelieu.
  • 1 April: Creation of the Town of Matagami is formed from parts of the Unorganized Territory of Territoire d'Abitibi.
  • 20 April: The Municipality of Saint-Pamphile became a Town.
  • 27 April: The Town of Saint-Eustache-sur-le-Lac became the City of Deux-Montagnes.
  • 4 May: The Township of Boyer became the Municipality of Saguay.
  • 22 May: The Town of Saiont-Léonard became a City.
  • 1 June: The Municipality of Raudot changed its name to Sainte-Rita.
  • 22 June: Creation of the Municipality of Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-Saint-Laurent from parts of the Unorganized Territory of Saguenay.
  • 26 June: The Town of Pierrefonds became a City.
  • 10 July: Creation of the Town of Vaudreuil from the merger of the Parish of Saint-Michel-de-Vaudreuil and the Village of Saint-Michel-de-Vaudreuil.
  • 13 July: The Town of Rimouski became a City.
  • 20 July: The Town of Rivière-des-Prairies is annexed to the Town of Montréal.
  • 10 August: The Parish of Trois-Rivières became the Town of Trois-Rivières-Ouest.
  • 21 September: The Parish of Saint-Ambroise changed its name to Neufchatel. The Parish of Saint-Philibert-de-Beauce became the Municipality of Saint-Philibert.
  • 19 October: The Parish of Saint-Luc became a Town.
  • 9 November: The Township of Farnham-Partie-Est became the Municipality of Adamsville.
  • 23 November: The Parish of Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville is annexed to the Town of Boucherville.
  • 21 December: The Town of La Petite-Rivière changed its name to Duberger. The Municipality of Frummondville-Sud became a Town.
  • 28 December: The Parish of Saint-Romuald-d'Etchemin became a Town. The Village of Rivière-du-Moulin became a Town.

1965[edit]

1991[edit]

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1992[edit]

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1993[edit]

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  • 1 January: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Augustin from territories taken from the Municipality of Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent.
  • 6 March: The Parish of Sainte-Béatrix became a Municipality.
  • 10 March: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Vallier by the merger of the Paris hand the Village of Saint-Vallier. Creation of the Municipality of Wotton by the merger of the Township of Wotton and the Village of Wottonville.
  • 3 April: The Township of Hinchinbrook changed its name to Hinchinbrooke.
  • 1 May: The Parish of Saint-Mathieu became the Municipality of Saint-Mathieu-d'Harricana.
  • 15 May: The Parishes of Saint-Armand-Ouest, Saint-Blaise and the Township of Ponsonby became the Municipalities of Saint-Armand, Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu and Boileau. The Parishes of Saint-Benoît-Labre and Saint-Jean-de-Matha became Municipalities.
  • 31 May: Creation of the Indian settlement of Oujé-Bougoumou from territories taken from the Municipality of Baie-James.
  • 12 June: the Parishes of Sainte-Justine, Saint-Thomas and the Village of Crabtree became Municipalities.
  • 23 June: Creation of the City of Victoriarille-Arthabaskaby the merger of the Cities of Arthabaska, Victoriaville, and the Parish of Sainte-Victoire-d'Arthabaska.
  • 21 July: The Municipalities of Fleurimont, Saint-Émile, and the Parish of Saint-Louis-de-France became Cities.
  • 25 août: Creation of the City of La Tuque by the merger of the Municipality of Haute-Mauricie and the City of La Tuque.
  • 22 September: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Isidore by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Isidore.
  • 30 October: The Parish of Saint-François-Xavier-des-Hauteurs became the Municipality of Les Hauteurs.
  • 7 November: Elections were held in nearly all municipalities of Quebec.
  • 8 December: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Raphaël by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Raphaël.
  • 18 December: The Parish of Saint-Venant-de-Hereford became the Municipality of Saint-Venant-de-Paquette. The Township of Shipton became a Municipality. The Municipalities of Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap-de-la-Madeleine and Stukely-Sud changed their names to Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap and Stukely.
  • 22 December: Creation of the City of Drummondville by the merger of the City of Drummondville and the Municipality of Grantham. Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse by the merger of the Parish of Saint-Charles-Borromée and the Village of Saint-Charles.
  • 24 December: The Indian reserve of Sept-Îles changed its name to Uashat.
  • 29 December: Creation of the Municipality of Armagh by the merger of the Parish of Saint-Cajetan-d'Armagh and the Village of Armagh.

1994[edit]

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  • 1 January: Creation of the Municipality of Gros-Mécatina from territories taken from the Municipality of Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent.
  • 5 January: Creation of the Municipality of Barraute by the merger of the Municipality of Fiedmont-et-Barraute and the Village of Barraute. Creation of the Municipality of East Broughton by the merger of the Municipality of East Broughton and the Village of East Broughton Station. Creation of the Municipality of L'Île-aux-Coudres by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Bernard-de-l'Île-aux-Coudres and the Parish of Saint-Louis-de-l'Isle-aux-Coudres.
  • 16 February: Creation of the Municipality of Lorrainville by the merger of the Parish of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes-de-Lorrainville and the Village of Lorrainville.
  • 19 February: The Parish of Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie became a Municipality. The United towships of Suffolk-et-Addington became the Municipality of Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk.
  • 16 March: Creation of the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion by the merger of the Cities of Dorion and Vaudreuil.
  • 13 April: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Léonard-d'Aston by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Léonard and the Village of Saint-Léonard-d'Aston
  • 18 May: Cration of the Municipality of Les Coteaux by the merger of the Villages of Coteau-Landing and Coteau-Station.
  • 8 June: The Municipality of Saint-Timothée became a City.
  • 22 June: Creation of the Municipality of Compton by the merger of the Township and the Village of Compton.
  • 23 July: The Parish of Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu and the Township of Kiamika became Municipalities. The City of Victoriaville-Arthabaska changed its name to Victoriaville.
  • 3 August: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Placide by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Placide.
  • 17 August: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Côme–Linière by the merger of the Parish of Saint-Côme-de-Kennebec and the Village of Linière. Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Liboire by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Liboire.
  • 10 September: The Parish of Saint-Lazare became the Municipality of Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse.
  • 21 September: Creation of the City of Bernières–Saint-Nicolas by the merger of the Municipality of Bernières and the City of Saint-Nicolas.
  • 24 September: The Indian reserves of Maniwaki and Restigouche changed their names to Kitigan Zibi and Listiguj.
  • 30 November: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Georges-de-Windsor by the merger of the Township and the Village of Saint-Georges-de-Windsor. Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Elzéar by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Elzéar-de-Beauce and the Village of Saint-Elzéar. Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska by the merger of the Municipality of Chester-Nord and the Parish of Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska.
  • 14 December: Creation of the City of Thetford Mines by the merger of the Municipality of Rivière-Blanche and the City of Thetford Mines.
  • 21 December: Creation of the Municipality of Mont-Saint-Grégoire by the merger of the Parish of Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand and the Village of Mont-Saint-Grégoire

1995[edit]

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  • 1 January: Annexation of the Unorganized Territories of Lac-aux-Castors and Lac-Marie-Le Franc to the Township of La Minerve.
  • 11 February: The Village of McMasterville became a Municipality.
  • 15 February: Creation of the City of La Malbaie–Pointe-au-Pic by the merger of the City of La Malbaie and the Village of Pointe-au-Pic. Creation of the Municipality of Racine by the merger of the Municipalities of Brompton Gore and Racine. Creation of the City of Stanstead by the merger of the City of Rock Island and the Villages of Beebe Plain and Stanstead Plain.
  • 22 February: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Germain-de-Grantham by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Germain-de-Grantham.
  • 4 March: The Parish of Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly became a Municipality. The Municipality of Saint-Jacques-de-Dupuis changed its name to Dupuy.
  • 8 March: The Nordic village of Povungnituk changed its name to Puvirnituq.
  • 22 March: The Parish of Saint-Raphaël-de-l'Île-Bizard became the City of L'Île-Bizard. Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu by the merger of the Parish of Saint-Charles and the Village of Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu.
  • 29 March: Creation of the City of Saint-Raymond by the merger of the City and the Parish of Saint-Raymond. Creation of the Municipality of Scott by the merger of the Municipality of Taschereau-Fortier and the Village of Scott.
  • 22 April: The Village of Daveluyville became a Municipality.
  • 6 May: The Parish of Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues became a Municipality.
  • 27 May: The Parish of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures became a Municipality.
  • 28 June: The Parish of La Plaine became a City.
  • 2 September: The Township of Halifax-Sud became the Municipality of Saint-Ferdinand.
  • 27 September: Creation of the Municipality of Dixville by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Mathieu-de-Dixville and the Village of Dixville. Creation of the Municipality of Hatley by the merger of the Township of Hatley-Partie-Ouest and the Village of Hatley.
  • 7 October: Annexation of the Unorganized Territory of Roulier to the Township of Nédélec.
  • 11 October: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Wenceslas by the merger of the Municipality and the Village of Saint-Wenceslas. Creation of the Municipality of Dudswell by the merger of the Township of Dudswell and the Villages of Bishopton and Marbleton.
  • 8 November: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Guillaume by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Guillaume.
  • 29 November: Creation of the Municipality of Rigaud by the merger of the Parish of Sainte-Madeleine-de-Rigaud and the City of Rigaud.
  • 9 December: Annexation of the Unorganized Territories of Lac-Marcotte and Lac-au-Sorcier to the Parish of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.
  • 13 December: Creation of the City of Rouyn-Noranda by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Guillaume-de-Granada and the City of Rouyn-Noranda.

1996[edit]

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  • 3 January: Creation of the City of Baie-Saint-Paul by the merger of the City of Baie-Saint-Paul, the Municipality of Rivière-du-Gouffre and the Parish of Baie-Saint-Paul. Creation of the City of Pont-Rouge by the merger of the Municipality of Sainte-Jeanne-de-Pont-Rouge and the Village of Pont-Rouge. Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Monique by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Sainte-Monique. Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Faustin–Lac-Carré by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Faustin and the Village of Lac-Carré.
  • 10 January: Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Félicité by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Sainte-Félicité.
  • 16 March: The Parish of Saint-Jude became a Municipality.
  • 8 May:[2]
  • 25 May: The Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes-de-Ham changed its name to Notre-Dame-de-Ham.
  • 8 June: The Parish of Saint-Octave-de-Dosquet became the Municipality of Dosquet.
  • 12 June:
  • 6 July: Annexation of the Unorganized Territories of Lac-Mingo and Lac-Quentin to the City of Senneterre.
  • 3 August: The Parish of Saint-Philippe became a Municipality.
  • 21 August: Creation of the Municipality of Chénéville by the merger of the Municipality of Vinoy and the Village of Chénéville.
  • 24 August: The City of Bernières–Saint-Nicolas changed its name to Saint-Nicolas.
  • 23 October: Creation of the Municipality of Crabtree by the merger of the Municipalities of Crabtree and Sacré-Coeur-de-Crabtree.
  • 4 December: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Sylvestre by the merger of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Sylvestre.
  • 11 December: Creation of the Municipality of Weedon by the merger of the Township of Weedon and the Village of Weedon Centre.
  • 14 December: The Parish of L'Ascension and the Village of Pointe-Calumet became Municipalities.
  • 31 December: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Victor by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Victor-de-Tring and the Village of Saint-Victor.

1997[edit]

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  • 2 January: Creation of the City of Neuville by the merger of the Village of Neuville and the Parish of Pointe-aux-Trembles (Capitale-Nationale).
  • 29 January: Creation of the City of Rouyn-Noranda by the merger of the City of Rouyn-Noranda and the Municipality of Lac-Dufault.
  • 26 March:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton by the merger of the Village of Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, the Parish of Sainte-Clothilde-de-Horton, and the Municipality of Saint-Jacques-de-Horton.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Aston-Jonction by the merger of the Village of Aston-Jonction and the Parish of Saint-Raphaël-Partie-Sud.
  • 5 April:
  • 12 April: The Parish of Saint-Urbain-Premier became a Municipality.
  • 30 April: The Municipality of Saint-Malo moved from Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality to Coaticook Regional County Municipality.
  • 3 May:
  • 28 May: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Paul-du-Nord–Sault-au-Mouton by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Paul-du-Nord and the Village of Sault-au-Mouton.
  • 14 June: The Village of Lafontaine became a City.
  • 28 June: The Parish of Saint-Fidèle-de-Mont-Murray became the Municipality of Saint-Fidèle.
  • 5 July:
    • The Parish of Saint-Alexandre (Bas-Saint-Laurent) became the Municipality of Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska.
    • The Parish of Saint-Luc (Bas-Saint-Laurent) became the Municipality of Saint-Luc-de-Matane.
    • The United Townships of Waltham-et-Bryson became the Municipality of Waltham.
  • 19 July:
  • 26 July: The Parish of Saint-Albert-de-Warwick became the Municipality of Saint-Albert.
  • 16 August:
    • The Municipality of Saint-Magloire-de-Bellechasse changed its name to Saint-Magloire.
    • The Parish of Saint-Raphaël-d'Albertville became the Municipality of Albertville.
  • 20 August:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Paspébiac by the merger of the Municipalities of Paspébiac and Paspébiac-Ouest.
    • The administrative region of Mauricie–Bois-Francs was split into the administrative regions of Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec.[3]
  • 23 August:
    • The Indian reserve of Les Escoumins changed its name to Essipit.
    • The Unorganized Territory of Lac-Bricault changed its name to Lac-Metei.
    • The Indian reserve of Manouane changed its name to Manawan.
    • The Indian reserve of Weymontachie changed its name to Wemotaci.
  • 27 August: Creation of the City of Sainte-Adèle by the merger of the City of Sainte-Adèle and the Village of Mont-Rolland.
  • 13 September:
  • 27 September:
  • 11 October: The Parish of Saint-Luc (Chaudière-Appalaches) became the Municipality of Saint-Luc-de-Bellechasse.
  • 18 October: The Parish of Saint-Cléophas (Lanaudière) became the Municipality of Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon.
  • 2 November: Elections were held in nearly all municipalities of Quebec.
  • 26 November: Creation of the Municipality of Laurierville by the merger of the Village of Laurierville and the Municipality of Sainte-Julie (Centre-du-Québec).
  • 6 December: The Parish of Saint-Édouard-de-Frampton became the Municipality of Frampton.
  • 17 December:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Lac-au-Saumon by the merger of the Village of Lac-au-Saumon and the Municipality of Saint-Edmond (Bas-Saint-Laurent).
    • Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Sophie-d'Halifax by the merger of the Municipality of Sainte-Sophie (Centre-du-Québec) and the Township of Halifax-Nord.
    • Creation of the City of Dolbeau-Mistassini by the merger of the Cities of Dolbeau and Mistassini.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Roxton Pond by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Roxton Pond.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-André-Avellin by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-André-Avellin.
  • 24 December:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Weedon by the merger of the Municipalities of Weedon and Fontainebleau.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce by the merger of the Village of Saint-Éphrem-de-Tring and the Parish of Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce.
    • Creation of the Municipality of La Patrie by the merger of the Village of La Patrie and the Township of Ditton.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Valois by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-Félix-de-Valois.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland and the Township of Clifton-Partie-Est.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-Denis (Montérégie).
    • Creation of the Municipality of Ferme-Neuve by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Ferme-Neuve.
  • 31 December:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Kingsey Falls by the merger of the Village and the Municipality of Kingsey Falls.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-François-du-Lac by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-François-du-Lac.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Ange-Gardien by the merger of the Village of L'Ange-Gardien (Montérégie) and the Parish of Saint-Ange-Gardien.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Manseau by the merger of the Village of Manseau and the Parish of Saint-Joseph-de-Blandford.
    • Creation of the City of Causapscal by the merger of the City of Causapscal and the Parish of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Causapscal.

1998[edit]

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  • 7 January:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Cuthbert by the merger of the Parishes of Saint-Cuthbert and Saint-Viateur.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Anselme by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-Anselme.
  • 31 January:
    • The Parish of Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont became the Municipality of Beaumont.
    • The Municipality of Saint-Gabriel (Bas-Saint-Laurent) changed its name to Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski.
  • 25 February:
    • Creation of the City of Beauceville by the merger of the City of Beauceville, the Municipalities of Saint-François-Ouest and Saint-François-de-Beauce.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Upton by the merger of the Village of Upton and the Parish of Saint-Éphrem-d'Upton.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Ludger by the merger of the Municipality of Risborough, the Township of Gayhurst-Partie-Sud-Est and the Village of Saint-Ludger.
  • 14 March: The Municipality of Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap became a City.
  • 28 March: The Parish of Saint-Mathieu (Mauricie) became the Municipality of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc.
  • 4 April: The Parish of Sainte-Julienne became a Municipality.
  • 20 May: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Jacques by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-Jacques.
  • 28 May: Creation of the Municipality of Rawdon by the merger of the Village and the Township of Rawdon.
  • 3 June: Creation of the Municipality of Fortierville by the merger of the Village of Fortierville and the Parish of Sainte-Philomène-de-Fortierville.
  • 6 June: The Parish of Saint-Laurent (Capitale-Nationale) became the Municipality of Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.
  • 11 July: The Municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Cléricy changed its name to Cléricy.
  • 2 September: Creation of the City of Shawinigan by the merger of the City of Shawinigan and the Village of Baie-de-Shawinigan.
  • 5 September: The Parish of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot became a Municipality.
  • 9 September: Creation of the City of Inverness by the merger of the Village and the Township of Inverness.
  • 12 September: Sherbrooke Regional County Municipality changed its name to La Région-Sherbrookoise Regional County Municipality.[4]
  • 26 September: The Township of La Minerve became a Municipality.
  • 10 October:
    • Division of the Unorganized Territory of Lac-des-Écorces: Annexation in part to Duhamel and of the remainder to the Municipality of Montpellier.
    • The Municipality of Saint-Paul-du-Nord–Sault-au-Mouton changed its name to Longue-Rive.
  • 17 October: The Parish of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu became a Municipality.
  • 4 November: The Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Montérégie) moved from Rouville Regional County Municipality to La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality.
  • 23 December: Creation of the City of Saint-Tite by the merger of the City and the Parish of Saint-Tite.
  • 26 December: The Municipality of Boucher changed its name to Trois-Rives.
  • 30 December:
    • Creation of the City of Coaticook by the merger of the City of Coaticook and the Townships of Barnston and Barford.
    • Creation of the Municipality of L'Isle-aux-Allumettes by the merger of the Village of Chapeau, the Townships of L'Isle-aux-Allumettes and L'Isle-aux-Allumettes-Partie-Est.
    • Creation of the City of Rivière-du-Loup by the merger of the City of Rivière-du-Loup and the Parish of Saint-Patrice-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup.
    • Creation of the City of Bromptonville by the merger of the City of Bromptonville and the Township of Brompton.

1999[edit]

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  • 1 January: Creation of the City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts by the merger of the City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and the Village of Sainte-Agathe-Sud.
  • 6 January: Creation of the City of Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix by the merger of the City of Métabetchouan and the Municipality of Lac-à-la-Croix.
  • 27 January: Creation of the City of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce by the merger of the City and the Parish of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce.
  • 3 February:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Armand by the merger of the Village of Philipsburg and the Municipality of Saint-Armand.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Sainte-Agathe.
  • 6 March: The Parish of Saint-Zénon became a Municipality.
  • 17 March: Creation of the City of Danville by the merger of the City of Danville and the Municipality of Shipton.
  • 20 March: The Municipality of Saint-Nicéphore became a City.
  • 2 April: The Village of Sainte-Rosalie became a City.
  • 1 May: The Municipality of Paspébiac became a City.
  • 8 May: The Municipality of Prévost became a City.
  • 2 June: Creation of the Municipality of Cascapédia by the merger of the Municipalities of Saint-Jules and Grande-Cascapédia.
  • 26 June: The Municipality of Saint-Pierre-de-L'Île-d'Orléans changed (corrected) its name to Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.
  • 17 July: Pabok Regional County Municipality changed its name to Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality.[5]
  • 8 September:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Oka by the merger of the Municipality and the Parish of Oka.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Martine by the merger of the Municipalities of Sainte-Martine and Saint-Paul-de-Châteauguay.
  • 29 September: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Chrysostome by the merger of the Village of Saint-Chrysostome and the Parish of Saint-Jean-Chrysostome (Montérégie).
  • 6 October: Creation of the Municipality of Brownsburg-Chatham by the merger of the Village of Brownsburg and the Township of Chatham.
  • 23 October:
    • The Indian settlement of Grand-Lac-Victoria changed its name to Kitcisakik.
    • The Indian reserve of Timiscaming changed its name to Timiskaming.
  • 13 November:
  • 1 December: Creation of the City of La Malbaie by the merger of the City of La Malbaie–Pointe-au-Pic, the Municipalities of Rivière-Malbaie, Saint-Fidèle, the Village of Cap-à-l'Aigle and the Parish of Sainte-Agnès.
  • 8 December:
    • Creation of the City of Asbestos by the merger of the City of Asbestos and the Municipality of Trois-Lacs.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Compton by the merger of the Municipalities of Compton and Compton Station.
  • 15 December:
  • 29 December:
    • Creation of the City of Windsor by the merger of the City of Windsor and the Village of Saint-Grégoire-de-Greenlay.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Flavien by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-Flavien.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Les Bergeronnes by the merger of the Village of Grandes-Bergeronnes and the Township of Bergeronnes.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-André–Carillon by the merger of the Village of Saint-André-Est, the Parish of Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, the Village of Carillon.
    • Creation of the City of Richmond by the merger of the City of Richmond and the Village of Melbourne (not to be confused with the Township of the same name).
  • The Unorganized Territory of Lac-Cabasta is created from part of the territory of the Unorganized Territory of Lac-Bazinet, as a result of a reinterpretation of the boundary between Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality and Matawinie Regional County Municipality. The date of creation is deemed to be retroactive to January 1, 1986.

2000[edit]

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  • 1 January:
    • Creation of the City of Lachine by the merger of the Cities of Lachine and Saint-Pierre (Montreal region).
    • Creation of the City of L'Islet-sur-Mer–Saint-Eugène–L'Islet by the merger of the City of L'Islet, the Municipality of L'Islet-sur-Mer and the Parish of Saint-Eugène (Chaudière-Appalaches).
  • 5 January (amended 21 January): Québec administrative region changed its name to Capitale-Nationale administrative region.
  • 12 January: Creation of the Municipality of Rivière-Blanche from the merger of the Village of Saint-Ulric and the Parish of Saint-Ulric-de-Matane.
  • 26 January:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Rougemont by the merger of the Village of Rougemont and the Parish of Saint-Michel-de-Rougemont.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Ormstown by the merger of the Parish of Saint-Malachie-d'Ormstown and the Village of Ormstown.
    • Creation of the City of Acton Vale by the merger of the City of Acton Vale and the Parish of Saint-André-d'Acton.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Leclercville by the merger of the Parish of Sainte-Emmélie and the Village of Leclercville.
    • Creation of the City of Saint-Césaire by the merger of the City and the Parish of Saint-Césaire.
  • 2 February: Creation of the City of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts–Tourelle by the merger of the City of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and the Municipality of Tourelle.
  • 9 February:
    • Creation of the City of Rouyn-Noranda by the merger of the City of Rouyn-Noranda and the Municipality of Beaudry.
    • Creation of the Municipality of L'Isle-Verte by the merger of the Village of L'Isle-Verte and the Municipality of Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-l'Isle-Verte.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Weedon by the merger of the Municipality of Weedon and the Village of Saint-Gérard.
  • 23 February: Creation of the City of Princeville by the merger of the City and the Parish of Princeville.
  • 1 March:
    • Creation of the City of Saint-Basile by the merger of the Village of Saint-Basile-Sud and the Parish of Saint-Basile.
    • Creation of the City of Saint-Pascal by the merger of the City and the Municipality of Saint-Pascal.
    • Creation of the City of Saint-Lin–Laurentides by the merger of the City of Laurentides and the Municipality of Saint-Lin.
  • 8 March: Creation of the City of Farnham by the merger of the City of Farnham and the Municipality of Rainville.
  • 15 March:
    • Creation of the City of Sorel-Tracy by the merger of the Cities of Sorel and Tracy.
    • Creation of the City of Richelieu by the merger of the City of Richelieu and the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Beaulac-Garthby by the merger of the Village of Beaulac and the Township of Garthby.
    • Creation of the City of Cap-Chat by the merger of the City of Cap-Chat and the Municipality of Capucins.
    • Creation of the City of Warwick by the merger of the City and the Township of Warwick.
  • 8 April: The Municipality of Daveluyville became a City.
  • 19 April: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley by the merger of the Parish of Saint-Honoré (Chaudière-Appalaches) and the Township of Shenley.
  • 3 May:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Sophie by the merger of the Municipality of Sainte-Sophie and the Village of New Glasgow.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Ripon by the merger of the Village and the Township of Ripon.
  • 27 May: Denis-Riverin Regional County Municipality changed its name to La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality.
  • 14 June:
    • Creation of the City of Marieville by the merger of the City of Marieville and the Parish of Sainte-Marie-de-Monnoir.
    • Creation of the Municipality of L'Île-du-Havre-Aubert by the merger of the Municipality of L'Île-du-Havre-Aubert and the Village of L'Île-d'Entrée.
  • 21 June: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Casimir by the merger of the Municipality and the Parish of Saint-Casimir.
  • 26 June: The Municipality of Cascapédia changed its name to Cascapédia–Saint-Jules.
  • 28 June: Creation of the City of L'Assomption by the merger of the City of L'Assomption and the Parish of Saint-Gérard-Majella (Lanaudière).
  • 23 August: Creation of the Municipality of L'Isle-aux-Coudres by the merger of the Municipalities of L'Île-aux-Coudres and La Baleine.
  • 16 September:
  • 4 October: Creation of the City of Carleton–Saint-Omer by the merger of the City of Carleton and the Parish of Saint-Omer (Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine).
  • 28 October: The Parish of Larouche became a Municipality.
  • 11 November:
    • The Municipality of L'Islet-sur-Mer–Saint-Eugène–L'Islet changed its name to L'Islet.
    • The Municipality of Rivière-Blanche changed its name to Saint-Ulric.
  • 18 November: The Parish of Sainte-Anne-du-Sault became a Municipality.
  • 22 November: Creation of the City of Mont-Tremblant by the merger of the Municipality of Mont-Tremblant, the City and the Parish of Saint-Jovite, and the Municipality of Lac-Tremblant-Nord.
  • 25 November:
  • 29 November:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Ferdinand by the merger of the Municipalities of Saint-Ferdinand, Vianney, and the Village of Bernierville.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Papineauville by the merger of the Village of Papineauville and the Parish of Sainte-Angélique.
  • 6 December: Creation of the Municipality of Lanoraie by the merger of the Municipality of Lanoraie-d'Autray and the Parish of Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie.
  • 9 December: The Municipality of Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier became a City.
  • 27 December: Creation of the City of Nicolet by the merger of the City of Nicolet, the Municipality of Nicolet-Sud and the Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Nicolet.
  • 30 December: The Municipality of Cap-Santé became a City.

2001[edit]

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  • 1 January: Creation of the Montreal Metropolitan Community.[6]
  • 17 January: Creation of the Municipality of Port-Daniel–Gascons by the merger of the Municipality of Port-Daniel and the Parish of Sainte-Germaine-de-l'Anse-aux-Gascons.
  • 24 January: Creation of the City of Saint-Jean–Iberville by the merger of the Cities of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Iberville, Saint-Luc, the Municipality of L'Acadie and the Parish of Saint-Athanase.
  • 10 February: The City of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts–Tourelle changed its name to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.
  • 14 February: Creation of the Municipality of Adstock by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Méthode-de-Frontenac and the Parish of Sacré-Coeur-de-Marie-Partie-Sud.
  • 21 February: Creation of the City of Alma by the merger of the City of Alma and the Municipality of Delisle.
  • 25 April:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Maskinongé by the merger of the Village of Maskinongé and the Parish of Saint-Joseph-de-Maskinongé.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Eaton by the merger of Village of Sawyerville and the Township of Eaton.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Siméon (Capitale-Nationale) by the merger of the Village and the Parish of Saint-Siméon.
  • 16 May: Creation of the City of Lavaltrie by the merger of the Village of Lavaltrie and the Parish of Saint-Antoine-de-Lavaltrie.
  • 26 May: The City of Saint-Jean–Iberville changed its name to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
  • 30 May: Creation of the Municipality of Eastman by the merger of the Municipality of Stukely and the Village of Eastman.
  • 2 June: The Municipality of Saint-Charles-de-Mandeville changed its name to Mandeville.
  • 13 June:
    • Creation of the City of Mont-Joli by the merger of the City of Mont-Joli and the Municipality of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Bas-Saint-Laurent).
    • Creation of the Municipality of Pierreville by the merger of the Village of Pierreville and the Parishes of Notre-Dame-de-Pierreville, Saint-Thomas-de-Pierreville.
    • Creation of the City of Macamic by the merger of the City and the Parish of Macamic.
  • 27 June:
    • Creation of the City of Pabos by the merger of the City of Chandler and the Municipalities of Newport (Gaspésie), Pabos, Pabos Mills and Saint-François-de-Pabos.
    • Creation of the City of Terrebonne by the merger of the cities of Lachenaie, La Plaine and Terrebonne.
  • 29 August: Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Luce–Luceville by the merger of the Village of Luceville and the Parish of Sainte-Luce.
  • 13 September: Creation of the Municipality of Lacolle by the merger of the Village of Lacolle and the Parish of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel (Montérégie).
  • 19 September:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Les Éboulements by the merger of the Municipality of Les Éboulements and the Village of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Montcerf-Lytton by the merger of the Municipality of Montcerf and the Township of Lytton.
  • 26 September:
    • Creation of the City of Matane by the merger of the City of Matane, the Municipalities of Petit-Matane, Saint-Luc-de-Matane and the Parish of Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane.
    • Creation of the City of Saint-Georges by the merger of the City of Saint-Georges (Chaudière-Appalaches), the Parish of Saint-Georges-Est, the Municipality of Aubert-Gallion, the Parish of Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande (Chaudière-Appalaches).
  • 5 October:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Damase (Montérégie) by the merger of the Village and Parish of Saint-Damase.
    • Creation of the Municipality of Sainte-Croix by the merger of the Village and Parish of Sainte-Croix.
  • 10 October: Creation of the Municipality of Lac-Etchemin by the merger of the City of Lac-Etchemin and the Parish of Sainte-Germaine-du-Lac-Etchemin.
  • 17 October:
    • Creation of the City of Thetford Mines by the merger of the Cities of Thetford Mines, Black Lake, the Township of Thetford-Partie-Sud, the Village of Robertsonville, the Municipality of Pontbriand.
    • Creation of the City of Sainte-Marguerite–Estérel by the merger of the Parish of Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson and the City of Estérel.
  • 24 October: Creation of the Municipality of Adstock by the merger of the Municipality of Adstock and the Village of Sainte-Anne-du-Lac (Chaudière-Appalaches).
  • 4 November: Elections were held in nearly all municipalities of Quebec.
  • 19 December: Creation of the Municipality of Yamaska by the merger of the Villages of Yamaska and Yamaska-Est and the Parish of Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska.
  • 27 December:
    • Creation of the Municipality of Taschereau by the merger of the Village and the Municipality of Taschereau.
    • Creation of the City of Saint-Hyacinthe by the merger of the Cities of Saint-Hyacinthe, Sainte-Rosalie, the Parishes of Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Hyacinthe, Sainte-Rosalie, Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur and Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin.
  • 29 December: The Parish of Saint-Lazare became a City.

2002[edit]

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2003[edit]

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  • 8 January: Creation of the City of Mont-Laurier by the merger of the City of Mont-Laurier, the Municipalities of Des Ruisseaux and Saint-Aimé-du-Lac-des-Îles.
  • 12 February: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce and the Parish of Saint-Gédéon (Chaudière-Appalaches).
  • 12 February: Creation of the City of Sept-Îles by the merger of the Cities of Sept-Îles, Moisie and the Municipality of Gallix.
  • 19 February: Creation of the City of Port-Cartier by the merger of the City of Port-Cartier and the Municipality of Rivière-Pentecôte.
  • 22 February: The City of Wright-Gracefield-Northfield changed its name to Gracefield.
  • 28 February: Creation of the City of Saint-Pie by the merger of the City of Saint-Pie and the Parish of Saint-Pie.
  • 26 March:
    • Creation of the City of La Tuque by the merger of the City of La Tuque, the Village of Parent, the Municipalities of La Bostonnais, La Croche, Lac-Édouard, the Unorganized Territories of Petit-Lac-Wayagamac, Lac-des-Moires, Lac-Tourlay, Kiskissink, Lac-Berlinguet, Rivière-Windigo, Lac-Pellerin, Obedjiwan (the latter not to be confused with the Indian reserve of the same name).
  • 5 April: The Parish of Saint-Jean became the Municipality of Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.
  • 5 April: The Village of Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan became the Municipality of Saint-Boniface.
  • 13 April: The Quebec Liberal Party came to power in the 2003 Quebec election, with a campaign promise to allow voters a say in reversing some of the 2000–2003 municipal amalgamations undertaken by the previous Parti Québécois government (see 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec).
  • 21 June: The Municipality of Beaux-Rivages–Lac-des-Écorces–Val-Barrette changed its name to Lac-des-Écorces.
  • 19 July: the Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste became a Municipality.
  • 26 July: The Township of Grand-Calumet became a Municipality.
  • 2 August:
  • 11 October:
  • 11 October: Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality changed its name to La Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality.
  • 13 December: The Parish of Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia became a Municipality.
  • 20 December:

2004[edit]

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  • 10 January: The Parish of Tingwick became a Municipality.
  • 31 January: The Municipality of Sainte-Anne-de-Portneuf changed its name to Portneuf-sur-Mer.
  • 7 February: The United Townships of Alleyn-et-Cawood became a Municipality.
  • 7 February: The Parish of Berthier-sur-Mer became a Municipality.
  • 20 March: The Municipality of Deleage changed (corrected) its name to Déléage.
  • 24 April: the Township of Bristol became a Municipality.
  • 16 May: Start of the process to de-merge some municipalities created in 2000–2003: collection of signatures to organize referendums to be held the following month.
  • 12 June: the Village of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières became a City.
  • 20 June: Referendums were held across Quebec, with some residents voting to de-merge and reconstitute their former municipalities, effective January 1, 2006.
  • 7 July: Creation of the City of Drummondville by the merger of the Cities of Drummondville, Saint-Nicéphore, the Municipality of Saint-Charles-de-Drummond and the Parish of Saint-Joachim-de-Courval.
  • 8 September: The Inuit reserved land of Kuujjuarapik (not to be confused with the Northern village of the same name) is created from territory taken from the Unorganized Territory of Baie-d'Hudson.
  • 8 September: The Inuit reserved land of Umiujaq (not to be confused with the Northern village of the same name) is created from territory taken from the Unorganized Territory of Baie-d'Hudson.
  • 6 November: the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot became a City.
  • 6 November: The Township of Litchfield became a Municipality.
  • 27 November: The Municipality of Saint-Edmond changed its name to Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines.

2005[edit]

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2006[edit]

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2007[edit]

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2008[edit]

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2009[edit]

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2010[edit]

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2011[edit]

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2012[edit]

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2013[edit]

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