Saint-Maurice (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal district. For the provincial district, see Saint-Maurice (provincial electoral district).

Saint-Maurice was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1892 and from 1968 to 2004.

The riding was first created in 1867 and merged with the district of Trois-Rivières in 1933 to form Three Rivers and St. Maurice. Saint-Maurice was re-established as a district in 1966 out of the former districts of Champlain and Saint-Maurice—Laflèche. The district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed into Berthier—Maskinongé and Saint-Maurice—Champlain ridings.

Its most high-profile MP was the former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, who represented the riding for the duration of his premiership.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Saint Maurice
1st 1867–1868     Louis-Léon Lesieur Desaulniers Conservative
1868–1872     Élie Lacerte Conservative
2nd 1872–1874
3rd 1874–1878     Charles Gérin-Lajoie Liberal
4th 1878–1882     Louis-Léon Lesieur Desaulniers Conservative
5th 1882–1887
6th 1887–1891     François-Sévère Lesieur Desaulniers Conservative
7th 1891–1896
Three Rivers and St. Maurice from 1896-1935.
Saint-Maurice—Laflèche and Champlain from 1935-1968.
Saint-Maurice
28th 1968–1972     Jean Chrétien Liberal
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1986
1986–1988     Gilles Grondin Liberal
34th 1988–1993     Denis Pronovost Progressive Conservative
1993     Independent
35th 1993–1997     Jean Chrétien Liberal
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
Berthier—Maskinongé and Saint-Maurice—Champlain from 2004-present.

Electoral history (incomplete)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jean Chrétien (incumbent) 23,345 54.07 $60,591
     Bloc Québécois François Marchand 16,821 38.96 $57,038
     Canadian Alliance Jean-Guy Mercier 1,461 3.38 $500
     Progressive Conservative Pierre Blais 966 2.24 $50
     New Democratic Party Raymond Chase 359 0.83 none listed
     Communist Sylvain Archambault 223 0.52 $187
Total valid votes 43,175 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,640
Turnout 44,815 72.50
Electors on the lists 61,810
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Vancouver Centre
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1993 – 2003
Succeeded by
LaSalle—Émard