Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean

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Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Roberval, riding.png
Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Denis Lebel
Conservative
District created 1947
First contested 1949
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 78,765
Electors (2011) 63,240
Area (km²)[2] 57,155.64
Pop. density (per km²) 1.4
Census divisions Le Domaine-du-Roy, Maria-Chapdelaine, Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
Census subdivisions Dolbeau-Mistassini, Roberval, Saint-Félicien, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, Normandin, Saint-Prime, Hébertville, Saint-Bruno, Albanel

Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean (formerly known as Roberval) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1949.

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

The neighbouring ridings are Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, Jonquière—Alma, Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, and Saint-Maurice—Champlain.

This is the riding with the highest percentage of non-immigrants (99.4%)[3] and of people with French as their home language (also 99.4%).[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Roberval
Riding created from Lake St-John—Roberval
21st  1949 − 1952     Joseph-Alfred Dion Liberal
 1952 − 1953     Paul-Henri Spence Progressive Conservative
22nd  1953 − 1957     Georges Villeneuve Liberal
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Jean-Noël Tremblay Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963     Charles-Arthur Gauthier Social Credit
26th  1963 − 1963
 1963 − 1965     Ralliement créditiste
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1971
 1971 − 1972     Social Credit
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984     Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet Liberal
33rd  1984 − 1988     Benoît Bouchard Progressive Conservative
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Michel Gauthier Bloc Québécois
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
Riding renamed — Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
39th  2006 − 2007     Michel Gauthier Bloc Québécois
 2007 − 2008     Denis Lebel Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean, 2004 – present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Denis Lebel 18,438 45.68 +2.14
New Democratic Yvon Guay 11,182 27.70 +22.99
Bloc Québécois Claude Pilote 8,577 21.25 -18.40
Liberal Bernard Garneau 1,615 4.00 -6.09
Green Steeve Simard 553 1.37 -0.63
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,365 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 494 1.21 +0.04
Turnout 40,859 64.42 +5.43
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Denis Lebel 16,055 43.54 -16.14 $88,243
Bloc Québécois Claude Pilote 14,619 39.65 +12.89 $79,101
Liberal Bernard Garneau 3,721 10.09 +0.54 $9,041
New Democratic Catherine Forbes 1,738 4.71 +2.40
Green Jocelyn Tremblay 737 2.00 +0.29
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,870 100.00   $98,690
Total rejected ballots 437 1.17
Turnout 37,307 58.99
     Conservative Party hold Swing -14.18
Canadian federal by-election, 17 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Denis Lebel 17,463 59.68 +22.50 $95,449
Bloc Québécois Céline Houde 7,830 26.76 -18.44 $93,915
Liberal Louise Boulanger 2,795 9.55 +1.80 $51,293
New Democratic Éric Dubois 675 2.31 -3.22 $3,123
Green Jean-Luc Boily 499 1.71 -2.63
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,262 100.00   $95,677
Total rejected ballots 265 0.90
Turnout 29,527 46.83
Conservative gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +20.23
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Michel Gauthier 17,586 45.20 -14.20 $57,312
Conservative Ghislain Lavoie 14,463 37.18 +28.52 $12,647
Liberal Luc Chiasson 3,014 7.75 -15.44 $9,150
New Democratic François Privé 2,151 5.53 +0.42 $936
Green Sébastien Girard 1,689 4.34 +0.72 $719
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,903 100.00   $91,857

Roberval, 1947 – 2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Michel Gauthier 20,655 59.40 +1.77 $54,905
Liberal Michel Mallette 8,064 23.19 -9.20 $52,630
Conservative Ghislain Lavoie 3,011 8.66 +0.77 $6,974
New Democratic Isabelle Tremblay 1,777 5.11 +4.32 $895
Green Marc-André Gauthier 1,260 3.62 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,767 100.0   $89,754
Total rejected ballots 687 1.94
Turnout 35,454 55.84

Note: Vote change is based on redistributed votes. Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Michel Gauthier 16,928 55.1 +3.0
Liberal Jean-Pierre Boivin 10,680 34.7 +8.5
Alliance Raymond A. Brideau 1,829 5.9
Progressive Conservative Marie-Christine Huot 870 2.8 -17.5
New Democratic Alain Giguère 437 1.4 +0.1
Total valid votes 30,744 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Michel Gauthier 16,207 52.1 -7.6
Liberal Jean-Pierre Boivin 8,176 26.3 +5.9
Progressive Conservative France Tanguay 6,312 20.3 +2.0
New Democratic Alain Giguère 412 1.3 -0.2
Total valid votes 31,107 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Michel Gauthier 18,869 59.7
Liberal Aurélien Gill 6,443 20.4 +8.3
Progressive Conservative Henri-Paul Brassard 5,793 18.3 -58.0
New Democratic Alain Giguère 485 1.5 -8.0
Total valid votes 31,590 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Benoît Bouchard 26,717 76.4 +14.5
Liberal Martin Cauvier 4,219 12.1 -22.7
New Democratic Réjean Lalancette 3,318 9.5 +7.2
Rhinoceros Mémile Michel Simard 723 2.1
Total valid votes 34,977 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Benoît Bouchard 22,981 61.8 +60.4
Liberal Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet 12,917 34.8 -17.2
New Democratic Marius Tremblay 837 2.3 +0.6
Parti nationaliste Candide Simard 422 1.1
Total valid votes 37,157 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Suzanne Beauchamp-Niquet 17,724 51.9 +11.6
Social Credit Charles Arthur Gauthier 14,832 43.5 -2.5
New Democratic Carol André Simard 569 1.7 +0.5
Progressive Conservative Paul Desbiens 507 1.5 -9.4
Rhinoceros Donald Bobette Simard 503 1.5 +0.3
Total valid votes 34,135 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Charles-Arthur Gauthier 15,582 45.9 -10.4
Liberal Georges-Henri Bouchard 13,677 40.3 +2.5
Progressive Conservative Jacques Brunet 3,705 10.9 +6.1
Rhinoceros Pierre Marion 405 1.2
New Democratic Jacques Ouellet 385 1.1 +0.1
Union populaire Raymond Archambault 183 0.5
Total valid votes 33,937 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Charles-Arthur Gauthier 12,877 56.4 +5.2
Liberal Louis-Ovide Bouchard 8,636 37.8 -0.5
Progressive Conservative Louis-Georges Gagnon 1,096 4.8 -5.8
New Democratic Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt 240 1.1
Total valid votes 22,849 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Charles-Arthur Gauthier 11,316 51.1 +4.1
Liberal Julien Mongeon 8,472 38.3 -3.0
Progressive Conservative Marcel Vallée 2,347 10.6 +0.2
Total valid votes 22,135 100.0

Note: Social Credit vote is compared to Ralliement créditiste vote in the 1968 election.

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Ralliement créditiste Charles-Arthur Gauthier 8,811 47.0 +2.5
Liberal Lucien Larouche 7,727 41.3 +1.9
Progressive Conservative Fernand Bouchard 1,951 10.4 -0.7
New Democratic Pierre Cajolais 241 1.3 -3.7
Total valid votes 18,730 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Ralliement créditiste Charles-Arthur Gauthier 8,736 44.6 -7.3
Liberal Georges Villeneuve 7,712 39.3 +4.7
Progressive Conservative Aurélien Talbot 2,189 11.2 +2.8
New Democratic Robert Gaulin 968 4.9 -0.2
Total valid votes 19,605 100.0

Note: Ralliement créditiste vote is compared to Social Credit vote in the 1963 election.

Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Charles-Arthur Gauthier 10,345 51.9 -1.6
Liberal Albert Garant 6,908 34.6 +8.3
Progressive Conservative J.-Eugène Perron 1,667 8.4 -11.8
New Democratic Robert Gaulin 1,025 5.1
Total valid votes 19,945 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Charles-Arthur Gauthier 11,180 53.5
Liberal Georges Villeneuve 5,510 26.4 -19.7
Progressive Conservative Jean-Noël Tremblay 4,216 20.2 -33.8
Total valid votes 20,906 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jean-Noël Tremblay 10,696 53.9 +14.0
Liberal Georges Villeneuve 9,130 46.1 -14.0
Total valid votes 19,826 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Georges Villeneuve 10,860 60.0 +9.5
Progressive Conservative Jean Lindsay 7,236 40.0 -9.5
Total valid votes 18,096 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Georges Villeneuve 8,646 50.5 +14.5
Progressive Conservative Paul-Henri Spence 8,477 49.5 +8.3
Total valid votes 17,123 100.0
Canadian federal by-election, 26 May 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Paul-Henri Spence 6,703 41.2
Liberal Cyrille Potvin 5,854 36.0 -13.7
Independent Liberal Adjutor Boulanger 3,703 22.8
Total valid votes 16,260 100.0
Called on Mr. Dion's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 8 April 1952
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph-Alfred Dion 8,103 49.7
Independent J.-Augustin Fortin 6,078 37.3
Union des électeurs Louis-Joseph-Xavier Dallaire 2,135 13.1
Total valid votes 16,316 100.0

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