Shefford (electoral district)

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Shefford
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Réjean Genest
New Democratic
District created 1867
First contested 1867
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 107,522
Electors (2011) 81,651
Area (km²)[2] 1,366.93
Pop. density (per km²) 78.7
Census subdivisions Granby, Shefford, Saint-Césaire, Waterloo, Roxton Pond, Saint-Alphonse, Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Rougemont, Valcourt[disambiguation needed]

Shefford is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1867. Its population in 2006 was 100,000.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups: 99.2% White
Languages: 95.2% French, 3.2% English
Religions: 90.3% Catholic, 3.8% Protestant, 4.7% No religious affiliation
Average income: $25,354

Geography[edit]

This southern Quebec riding extends west to east between Montreal and Sherbrooke, straddling the Quebec regions of Montérégie and Estrie.

The district includes the central and eastern Rouville Regional County Municipality, all of La Haute-Yamaska (except Bromont) and southwestern Le Val-Saint-François Regional County Municipality. The main communities are Granby, Roxton Pond, Saint-Césaire, Saint-Alphonse, Valcourt, Waterloo, Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Shefford, Granby Township, and Rougemont. The Area is 1,428 km2.

The neighbouring ridings are Brome—Missisquoi, Saint-Jean, Chambly—Borduas, Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, Drummond, and Richmond—Arthabaska.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the British North America Act of 1867.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Shefford
1st  1867 − 1872     Lucius Seth Huntington Liberal
2nd  1872 − 1874
3rd  1974 − 1878
4th  1878 − 1882
5th  1882 − 1887     Michel Auger Independent Liberal
6th  1887 − 1891     Antoine Audet Conservative
7th  1891 − 1896     John Robbins Sanborn Liberal
8th  1896 − 1900     Charles Henry Parmelee Liberal
9th  1900 − 1904
10th  1904 − 1908
11th  1908 − 1911     Henry Edgarton Allen Liberal
12th  1911 − 1917     Georges Henri Boivin Liberal
13th  1917 − 1921
14th  1921 − 1925
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930     Pierre-Ernest Boivin Liberal
17th  1930 − 1935     J.-Eugène Tétreault Conservative
18th  1935 − 1940     Joseph-Hermas Leclerc Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     Marcel Boivin Liberal
21st  1949 − 1953
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963     Gilbert Rondeau Social Credit
26th  1963 − 1963
 1963 − 1965     Ralliement créditiste
27th  1965 − 1968     Louis-Paul Neveu Liberal
28th  1968 − 1971     Gilbert Rondeau Ralliement créditiste
 1971 − 1972     Social Credit
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1977
 1977 − 1979     Independent
31st  1979 − 1980     Jean Lapierre Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1990
 1990 − 1993     Bloc Québécois
35th  1993 − 1997     Jean Leroux Bloc Québécois
36th  1997 − 2000     Diane St-Jacques Progressive Conservative
37th  2000 − 2004     Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006     Robert Vincent Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Réjean Genest New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Réjean Genest 27,575 51.09 +38.58
Bloc Québécois Robert Vincent 12,615 23.37 19.45
Conservative Mélisa Leclerc 7,908 14.65 -4.98
Liberal Bernard Demers 4,855 8.99 -12.39
Green Patrick Daoust 1,022 1.89 -1.7
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,975 100.00
Total rejected ballots 877 1.60 -0.33
Turnout 54,852 64.94 +1.80
Eligible voters 84,464
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Robert Vincent 21,650 42.82 -0.27 $48,933
Liberal Bernard Demers 10,810 21.38 -2.04 $16,716
Conservative Jean Lambert 9,927 19.63 -5.13 $38,653
New Democratic Simon Gnocchini Messier 6,323 12.51 +7.78 $7,035
Green Michel M. Champagne 1,848 3.66 -0.35
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,558 100.00 $86,480
Total rejected ballots 994 1.93
Turnout 51,552 63.14
     Bloc Québécois hold Swing +0.9
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Robert Vincent 22,159 43.09 -3.51 $43,703
Conservative Jean Lambert 12,734 24.76 +16.84 $52,890
Liberal Diane St-Jacques 12,043 23.42 -16.31 $44,786
New Democratic Paula Maundcote 2,431 4.73 +2.30 $1,540
Green Francine Brière 2,061 4.01 +0.68
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,428 100.00 $79,318
     Bloc Québécois hold Swing −9.9
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Robert Vincent 21,968 46.60 +2.65 $41,344
Liberal Diane St-Jacques 18,725 39.72 -6.21 $60,445
Conservative Jacques Parenteau 3,732 7.92 +0.45 $6,910
Green Francine Brière 1,571 3.33
New Democratic Sonia Bisson 1,146 2.43 +1.59 $400
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,146 100.00 $77,209

Note: 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 % ∆%
Liberal Diane St-Jacques 20,707 45.93 +19.74
Bloc Québécois Michel Benoit 19,816 43.95 +8.13
Alliance Jean-Jacques Treyvaud 1,867 4.14
Progressive Conservative Audrey Castonguay 1,498 3.32 -33.58
Marijuana Nicolas Cousineau 819 1.82
New Democratic Elizabeth Morey 380 0.84 -0.25
Total valid votes 45,087 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Diane St-Jacques 17,897 36.90 +25.10
Bloc Québécois Jean H. Leroux 17,376 35.82 -19.60
Liberal Chantal Gareau 12,699 26.18 -2.87
New Democratic Karen Hurley 531 1.09 -0.11
Total valid votes 48,503 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Jean Leroux 27,001 55.42
Liberal Roger Légaré 14,152 29.05 -19.19
Progressive Conservative Jocelyn Compagnat 5,750 11.80 -31.41
Natural Law Michèle Beausoleil 758 1.56
New Democratic Marielle Sanna 586 1.20 -7.34
Abolitionist Denis Loubier 470 0.96
Total valid votes 48,717 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean Lapierre 23,943 48.24 +0.73
Progressive Conservative Danielle Coté 21,445 43.21 +0.27
New Democratic Paul Pearson 4,242 8.55 +1.89
Total valid votes 49,630 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean Lapierre 25,483 47.51 -20.96
Progressive Conservative Denis Loubier 23,028 42.94 +22.18
New Democratic Denis Boissé 3,569 6.65 -1.16
Parti nationaliste Pierre C. Boivin 1,552 2.89
Total valid votes 53,632 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean Lapierre 32,449 68.47 +17.00
Progressive Conservative Armand Russell 9,837 20.76 -2.79
New Democratic Denis Boissé 3,701 7.81 +5.76
Rhinoceros Cornélius André Brazeau 1,274 2.69 +1.12
Marxist–Leninist Gilles Davignon 129 0.27
Total valid votes 47,390 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean Lapierre 25,287 51.47 +12.13
Progressive Conservative Gérald R. Scott 11,567 23.54 +6.93
Independent Gilbert Rondeau 6,454 13.14
Social Credit Murielle Audette 3,922 7.98 -33.64
New Democratic Denis Boisse 1,008 2.05 -0.37
Rhinoceros Lyse Dumouchel 770 1.57
Union populaire Gilles Maille 121 0.25
Total valid votes 49,129 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Gilbert Rondeau 15,512 41.62 -6.91
Liberal Louis-Paul Neveu 14,663 39.34 +5.97
Progressive Conservative Louis Grignon 6,193 16.62 +0.54
New Democratic Terry Haig 903 2.42 +0.39
Total valid votes 37,271 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Gilbert Rondeau 18,803 48.53 +7.89
Liberal Louis-Paul Neveu 12,928 33.37 -5.75
Progressive Conservative Guy Arseneault 6,228 16.07 -2.32
New Democratic John Philip Penner 786 2.03 +0.18
Total valid votes 38,745 100.00

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

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Ralliement créditiste Gilbert Rondeau 12,633 40.64 +7.98
Liberal Louis-Paul Neveu 12,158 39.11 +6.29
Progressive Conservative Paul-O. Trépanier 5,718 18.40 -14.33
New Democratic Jean Miller 574 1.85
Total valid votes 31,083 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Louis-Paul Neveu 9,494 32.82 -3.97
Progressive Conservative Paul-O. Trépanier 9,467 32.73 +13.82
Ralliement créditiste Gilbert Rondeau 9,447 32.66 -5.18
Independent Liberal Lucien Pearson 518 1.79
Total valid votes 28,926 100.00

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

Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Gilbert Rondeau 9,989 37.84 -4.18
Liberal Gérard Lacaille 9,713 36.79 +4.42
Progressive Conservative Donat Marois 4,991 18.91 -6.70
New Democratic Jacques Jourdenais 1,706 6.46
Total valid votes 26,399 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Gilbert Rondeau 12,421 42.02
Liberal Marcel Boivin 9,570 32.37 -17.72
Progressive Conservative Claude Léveillé 7,569 25.61 -21.45
Total valid votes 29,560 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marcel Boivin 13,001 50.10 -12.87
Progressive Conservative Jacques Hannon 12,211 47.05 +10.02
Co-operative Commonwealth Adrien Dumas 739 2.85
Total valid votes 25,951 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marcel Boivin 14,897 62.97 -5.13
Progressive Conservative Hector Choquette 8,760 37.03 +5.13
Total valid votes 23,657 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marcel Boivin 15,409 68.10 +8.81
Progressive Conservative Jean-Louis Robert 7,219 31.90 -4.68
Total valid votes 22,628 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marcel Boivin 12,993 59.29 +11.92
Progressive Conservative Wilson Irwin 8,017 36.58
Union des électeurs Fernand Brodeur 906 4.13 0.44
Total valid votes 21,916 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marcel Boivin 7,413 47.37 -20.87
Bloc populaire Lindor Tétreault 4,212 26.92
Independent PC Patrick Edward Delaney 3,446 22.02
Social Credit Elzéar Brodeur 578 3.69
Total valid votes 15,649 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph-Hermas Leclerc 7,831 68.24 +16.67
National Government Hector Choquette 3,644 31.76 -16.67
Total valid votes 11,475 100.00

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph-Hermas Leclerc 6,925 51.58 +7.90
Conservative Sylva Lebrun 6,502 48.42 -7.90
Total valid votes 13,427 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative J.-Eugène Tétreault 7,064 56.32 +20.20
Liberal Pierre-Ernest Boivin 5,478 43.68 -20.20
Total valid votes 12,542 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Pierre-Ernest Boivin 6,374 63.87 +7.10
Conservative Louis-Joseph Gauthier 3,605 36.13 -7.10
Total valid votes 9,979 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Henri Boivin 5,910 56.78 -13.78
Conservative James Davidson 4,499 43.22
Total valid votes 10,409 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal George Henri Boivin 6,318 70.56
Independent Hormisdas Beaudry 2,636 29.44
Total valid votes 8,954 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) George Henri Boivin acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Henri Boivin 2,271 50.29 -3.03
Conservative James Davidson 2,245 49.71 +3.03
Total valid votes 4,516 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Henry Edgarton Allen 2,465 53.32 -4.25
Conservative William H. Robinson 2,158 46.68 +4.25
Total valid votes 4,623 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Henry Parmelee 2,347 57.57 +2.45
Conservative Peter Munroe Hayes 1,730 42.43 -2.45
Total valid votes 4,077 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Henry Parmelee 2,314 55.12 -0.81
Conservative Alonzo Chown Savage 1,884 44.88 +0.81
Total valid votes 4,198 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal C.H. Parmelee 2,191 55.94 +3.34
Conservative P.J.I. Peltier 1,726 44.06 -3.34
Total valid votes 3,917 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.R. Sanborn 1,792 52.60
Conservative A.C. Savage 1,615 47.40 -3.07
Total valid votes 3,407 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Antoine Audet 1,671 50.47
Independent Liberal M. Auger 1,640 49.53 -2.70
Total valid votes 3,311 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Liberal Michel Auger 1,581 52.23 +42.76
Liberal Lucius Seth Huntington 1,446 47.77 -1.46
Total valid votes 3,027 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lucius Seth Huntington 1,414 49.23 +7.23
Unknown R. Nicol 1,186 41.30
Unknown M. Auger 272 9.47
Total valid votes 2,872 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lucius Seth Huntington 1,618 57.99 +1.12
Unknown J.J. Curran 1,172 42.01
Total valid votes 2,790 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lucius Seth Huntington 1,515 56.87 -0.19
Unknown Charles Thibault 1,149 43.13
Total valid votes 2,664 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lucius Seth Huntington 1,317 57.06
Unknown Parmelee 991 42.94
Total valid votes 2,308 100.00

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