Saint-Maurice (electoral district)
Saint Maurice was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1896. Saint-Maurice was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 2004.
The electoral district of Saint Maurice was "created" in 1867, the continuation of the pre-confederation electoral division with the same delimitation. In 1892, it was merged with the district of Trois-Rivières to form Three Rivers and St. Maurice.
A Saint-Maurice district was re-established 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.
A high-profile MP was the former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, who represented the riding of Saint-Maurice—Laflèche for five years and the riding of Saint-Maurice for 29 years.
Members of Parliament
This ridings elected the following Members of Parliament:
|1st||1867–1868||Louis-Léon Lesieur Desaulniers||Conservative|
|4th||1878–1882||Louis-Léon Lesieur Desaulniers||Conservative|
|6th||1887–1891||François-Sévère Lesieur Desaulniers||Conservative|
|Three Rivers and St. Maurice from 1896-1935.
Saint-Maurice—Laflèche and Champlain from 1935-1968.
|34th||1988–1993||Denis Pronovost||Progressive Conservative|
|Berthier—Maskinongé and Saint-Maurice—Champlain from 2004-present.|
Electoral history (incomplete)
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|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|
|Total valid votes||43,175||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||1,640|
|Electors on the lists||61,810|
|Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.|
Notes and references
- Parliament of Canada, "HISTORY OF FEDERAL RIDINGS SINCE 1867, SAINT MAURICE, Quebec (1867 - 1896)"
- Parliament of Canada, "HISTORY OF FEDERAL RIDINGS SINCE 1867, SAINT-MAURICE, Quebec (1968 - 2004)"
- Statutes of Canada 1892, c. 11. Effective from the 1896 election.
- Representation Order, 1966. Effective from the 1968 election.
- Representation Order, 2003. Effective from the 2004 election.
- History of Canada
- History of Quebec
- List of Canadian federal electoral districts
- Past Canadian electoral districts
- Politics of Canada
- Politics of Quebec
- Saint-Maurice—Champlain Federal Electoral District
- Saint-Maurice Provincial Electoral District
- Riding history of Saint Maurice (1867-1896) from the Library of Parliament
- Riding history of Saint-Maurice (1968-2004) from the Library of Parliament
|Parliament of Canada|
|Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1993 – 2003