Rimouski (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal district. For the provincial district, see Rimouski (provincial electoral district).
For homonymy, see Rimouski (disambiguation).

Rimouski (also known as Rimouski—Témiscouata, Rimouski—Mitis, and Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 2003.

It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 as "Rimouski" riding.

After the 1980 federal election, it was renamed "Rimouski—Témiscouata". In 1996, it was renamed "Rimouski", and before the 1997 election, it was renamed "Rimouski—Mitis". Before the 2000 election, it was renamed "Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis".

It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed into Rimouski—Témiscouata and Matapédia—Matane ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Rimouski
1st 1867-1872     George Sylvain Conservative
2nd 1872-1874     Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset Liberal
3rd 1874-1878
4th 1878-1882
5th 1882-1887     Louis Adolphe Billy Conservative
6th 1887-1891     Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset Liberal
7th 1891-1896     Adolph-Philippe Caron Conservative
8th 1896-1897     Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset Liberal
1897-1900     Jean Auguste Ross Liberal
9th 1900-1904
10th 1904-1908
11th 1908-1911
12th 1911-1917     Herménégilde Boulay Conservative
13th 1917-1921     Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou Liberal
14th 1921-1924
1924-1925     Eugène Fiset Liberal
15th 1925-1926
16th 1926-1930
17th 1930-1935
18th 1935-1940
19th 1940-1944     Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou Liberal
1944-1945     Bloc populaire
1945     Independent
20th 1945-1949     Gleason Belzile Liberal
21st 1949-1950
1950-1953     Joseph Hervé Rousseau Independent Liberal
22nd 1953-1957     Gérard Légaré Liberal
23rd 1957-1958
24th 1958-1962     Émilien Morissette Progressive Conservative
25th 1962-1963     Gérard Légaré Liberal
26th 1963-1965     Gérard Ouellet Social Credit
27th 1965-1968     Guy Leblanc Liberal
28th 1968-1972
29th 1972-1974     Eudore Allard Social Credit
30th 1974-1979
31st 1979-1980
32nd 1980-1984     Eva Côté Liberal
Rimouski—Témiscouata
33rd 1984-1988     Monique Vézina Progressive Conservative
34th 1988-1993
35th 1993-1997     Suzanne Tremblay Bloc Québécois
Rimouski—Mitis
36th 1997-2000     Suzanne Tremblay Bloc Québécois
Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis
37th 2000-2004     Suzanne Tremblay Bloc Québécois
Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia and
Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques from 2004-present.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Sylvain 1,152
Unknown Mr. Michaud 697
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset 1,381
Conservative Georges Sylvain 1,150
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset 1,728
Unknown A.P. Letendre 354
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset 2,003
Conservative Hector-Louis Langevin 1,554
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Louis Adolphe Billy 1,648
Liberal Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset 1,540
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset 2,228
Conservative Louis Taché 1,660
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Adolph-Philippe Caron 2,061
Liberal Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset 1,799
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset 2,443
Conservative Louis Taché 2,177
By-election on 6 November 1897

On Fiset being summoned to the Senate, 20 October 1897

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Auguste Ross acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Auguste Ross 2,794
Conservative Louis Taché 2,525
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Auguste Ross 3,272
Conservative William Price 3,006
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Auguste Ross 3,737
Conservative Herménégilde Boulay 3,148
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Herménégilde Boulay 4,179
Liberal Jean Auguste Ross 3,747
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou 6,363
Progressive Alfred Lavoie 1,247
By-election on 2 September 1924

On D'Anjou's acceptance of the of
Registrar of Deeds for the County of Rimouski, 19 July 1924

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Fiset 5,701
Conservative Jean-Marie Joseph Elzéar Sasseville 3,876
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Fiset 5,142
Conservative Gérard Simard 3,167
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Fiset 5,623
Conservative Alphonse Garon 2,926
Independent Alphonse Aubin 417
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Fiset 6,257
Conservative Herménégilde Boulay 4,722
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Fiset 9,238
Conservative René-Édouard Asselin 4,495
Reconstruction Georges-Arthur Morin 732
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou 9,766
Conservative Jean Blanchet 5,928
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gleason Belzile 10,730
Independent Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou 8,084
Social Credit Joseph-Arthur Couture 834
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gleason Belzile 11,708
Progressive Conservative Adrien Gagné 7,389
Independent Liberal J.-E.-S.-Emmanuel D'Anjou 3,614
Union des électeurs Aurélien Gagné 1,491
By-election on 16 October 1950

On Belzile's death, 25 July 1950

Party Candidate Votes
Independent Liberal Joseph Hervé Rousseau 9,976
Liberal Maurice Tessier 9,431
Independent Lucien Robitaille 1,124
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gérard Légaré 8,554
Progressive Conservative Dérome Asselin 8,201
Independent Liberal Joseph-Hervé Rousseau 5,478
Independent Liberal Blaise Lavoie 1,668
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gérard Légaré 14,642
Progressive Conservative Dérome Asselin 9,754
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Émilien Morissette 16,426
Liberal Gérard Légaré 11,503
Social Credit Jean-Nil Jean 534
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gérard Légaré 9,955
Social Credit Gérard Ouellet 9,171
Progressive Conservative Émilien Morissette 8,956
New Democratic Maurice Loyer 393
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Gérard Ouellet 12,414
Liberal Gérard Légaré 12,274
Progressive Conservative Fernand Dionne 3,192
New Democratic Raymond D'Auteuil 1,297
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Guy Leblanc 11,372
Ralliement créditiste J.A. Young 7,245
New Democratic Raymond D'Auteuil 6,783
Progressive Conservative Gérard Ouellet 1,477
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Guy Leblanc 12,073
Progressive Conservative Gilles Carle 9,445
Ralliement créditiste Félix Gagnon 2,937
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Eudore Allard 13,241
Liberal Guy Leblanc 11,097
Progressive Conservative Blondin Laplante 5,657
New Democratic J.-Adalbert Beaulieu 732
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Eudore Allard 15,085
Liberal Sandy Burgess 13,698
Progressive Conservative Henri-Paul Lepage 893
New Democratic Serge Bernier 528
Independent Robert Corneau 410
Marxist–Leninist Jules Painchaud 89
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Eudore Allard 16,821
Liberal Eva Côté 16,716
Progressive Conservative Jean Brisson 2,556
New Democratic Guy Poulin 492
Rhinoceros Renaud Guénette 455
Union populaire Nicolas Lavoie 80
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eva Côté 21,482
Social Credit Eudore Allard 10,839
Progressive Conservative Jacques Blanchard 3,999
New Democratic René Mcdonald 1,155
Rhinoceros Jacques Saintonge 627
Independent Régine Valois 166
Marxist–Leninist Normand Fournier 74
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Monique Vézina 25,516
Liberal Eva Côté 14,234
New Democratic Guy Poulin 1,250
Parti nationaliste Pierre Bouchard 840
Rhinoceros Jacques St-Onge 752
Commonwealth of Canada Marc Carrier 64
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Monique Vézina 23,789
Liberal Eva Côté 10,561
New Democratic Pierre Boisjoli 2,417
Independent Eudore Allard 1,210
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Suzanne Tremblay 23,118
Liberal André Reid 9,454
Progressive Conservative Jean Morin 4,622
Independent François-Michel Denis 598
Natural Law Gilles Roussel 400
New Democratic Alex En Hwa Ng 335


Canadian federal election, 1997: Rimouski—Mitis
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Suzanne Tremblay 17,282 47.00 $53,089
Liberal Réal Marmen 11,112 30.22 $47,800
     Progressive Conservative Jean Roy 7,901 21.49 $32,225
     New Democratic Party Elizabeth Clark 479 1.30 $0
Total valid votes 36,774 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,211
Turnout 37,985 68.24
Electors on the lists 55,665
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Suzanne Tremblay 19,759
Liberal Réal Marmen 9,795
Alliance Gerard Gosselin 1,280
Progressive Conservative Réal Blais 1,150
Natural Law Lyse Beauchemin 673
New Democratic René Lemieux 525

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: