Trois-Rivières (electoral district)

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Trois-Rivières
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Trois-Rivières.png
Trois-Rivières in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Robert Aubin
New Democratic
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 96,880
Electors (2011) 78,105
Area (km²)[2] 196.55
Pop. density (per km²) 492.9
Census divisions Trois-Rivières
Census subdivisions Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières (formerly known as Three Rivers and Trois-Rivières Métropolitain) is an electoral district in Quebec, Canada that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1892 and from 1935 to the present.

It was created as "Three Rivers" riding by the British North America Act of 1867. The electoral district was abolished in 1892 when it was merged into Three Rivers and St. Maurice riding.

The electoral district's English name changed in 1947 to "Trois-Rivières". The riding's name was changed again in 1972 to "Trois-Rivières Métropolitain". Trois-Rivières Métropolitain was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into a new "Trois-Rivières" riding and Champlain riding.

Geography[edit]

The riding, in the Quebec region of Mauricie, consists of most of the city of Trois-Rivières, excepting the former cities of Trois-Rivières-Ouest and Pointe-du-Lac.

The neighbouring ridings are Berthier—Maskinongé, Saint-Maurice—Champlain, and Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour.

History[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Three Rivers
1st  1867 − 1868     Louis-Charles Boucher de Niverville Conservative
 1868 − 1872     William McDougall Conservative
2nd  1872 − 1874
3rd  1874 − 1878
4th  1878 − 1878
 1878 − 1882     Hector-Louis Langevin Conservative
5th  1882 − 1887
6th  1887 − 1891
7th  1891 − 1896
Riding dissolved into Three Rivers and St. Maurice
Riding re-created from Three Rivers—St. Maurice
18th  1935 − 1940     Wilfrid Gariépy Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945     Robert Ryan Liberal
20th  1945 − 1949     Wilfrid Gariépy Independent
Riding renamed — Trois-Rivières
21st  1949 − 1953     Léon Balcer Progressive Conservative
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968     Joseph-Alfred Mongrain Independent
28th  1968 − 1971     Liberal
 1971 − 1972     Claude Lajoie Liberal
Riding renamed — Trois-Rivières Métropolitain
29th  1972 − 1974     Claude Lajoie Liberal
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding renamed — Trois-Rivières
31st  1979 − 1980     Claude Lajoie Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988     Pierre H. Vincent Progressive Conservative
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Yves Rocheleau Bloc Québécois
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Paule Brunelle Bloc Québécois
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Robert Aubin New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Trois-Rivières, 1979-present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Robert Aubin 26,981 53.57 +44.39
Bloc Québécois Paule Brunelle 11,987 23.80 -21.46
Conservative Pierre Lacroix 6,205 12.32 -11.92
Liberal Patrice Mangin 3,617 7.18 -11.01
Green Louis Lacroix 972 1.93 -1.18
Independent Marc-André Fortin 346 0.69
Rhinoceros Francis Arsenault 256 0.51
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,364 100.00
Total rejected ballots 889 1.73
Turnout 51,253 64.59
Eligible voters 79,346
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Paule Brunelle 22,405 45.26 -0.2 $77,449
Conservative Claude Durand 11,998 24.24 -9.1 $76,522
Liberal Marcos G. Simard 9,008 18.19 +7.3 $17,099
New Democratic Geneviève Boivin 4,544 9.18 +2.5 $2,096
Green Ariane Blais 1,540 3.11 +0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,579 100.0 $84,242
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Paule Brunelle 22,331 45.9 -10.6 $52,451
Conservative Luc Ménard 15,423 31.7 +22.2 $10,874
Liberal Martine Girard 5,268 10.8 -16.5 $19,948
New Democratic Geneviève Boivin 3,774 7.8 +4.2 $1,703
Green Linda Lavoie 1,513 3.1 -0.1
Marijuana Paul Giroux 371 0.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,680 100.0 $78,516
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Paule Brunelle 26,240 56.5 +9.8 $52,143
Liberal Jean-Éric Guindon 12,703 27.4 -15.6 $69,554
Conservative Jean-Guy Mercier 4,381 9.4 +1.6 $9,519
New Democratic Marc Tessier 1,635 3.5 2.5 $1,416
Green Linda Lavoie 1,476 3.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,435 100.0 $77,441

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 % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Yves Rocheleau 22,405 46.7 +4.2
Liberal Denis Normandin 20,606 42.9 +11.6
Alliance Luc Legaré 2,161 4.5
Progressive Conservative Scott Healy 1,599 3.3 -20.8
Natural Law Gilles Raymond 538 1.1 +0.1
New Democratic David Horlock 512 1.1
Marxist–Leninist Alexandre Deschênes 184 0.4
Total valid votes 48,005 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Yves Rocheleau 21,267 42.5 -10.7
Liberal Jean-Guy Doucet 15,692 31.3 +10.1
Progressive Conservative Michel Charland 12,102 24.2 +0.5
New Democratic Dorothy Hénaut 528 1.1 +0.3
Natural Law Roger Périgny 503 1.0 -0.1
Total valid votes 50,092 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Yves Rocheleau 24,882 53.2
Progressive Conservative Pierre H. Vincent 11,053 23.6 -45.2
Liberal Jean-Pierre Caron 9,937 21.2 +5.5
Natural Law Roger Périgny 522 1.1
New Democratic Maryse Choquette 374 0.8 -12.0
Total valid votes 46,768 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pierre H. Vincent 29,370 68.9 +4.9
Liberal Nicholas Papirakis 6,727 15.8 -8.6
New Democratic Josée Trudel 5,470 12.8 +8.2
Rhinoceros Danielle La Chicane Saint-Laurent 826 1.9 -0.5
Independent Lise Éthier 249 0.6
Total valid votes 42,642 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pierre H. Vincent 26,843 63.9 +51.0
Liberal Françoise C. Drolet 10,217 24.3 -44.1
New Democratic John A. Pratt 1,947 4.6 -6.5
Parti nationaliste Yves Rocheleau 1,847 4.4
Rhinoceros Houblon-oubedon Lemoine 1,018 2.4
Communist Paul Gagné 110 0.3
Total valid votes 41,982 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Claude Lajoie 23,791 68.5 +7.5
Progressive Conservative Jean Méthot 4,482 12.9 +2.2
New Democratic Denis Faubert 3,870 11.1 +6.7
Independent Raymond Lajoie 1,898 5.5
Independent Rodolphe Lemieux 283 0.8
Union populaire Guy Baillargeon 249 0.7 +0.5
Marxist–Leninist Lise Éthier 168 0.5 +0.3
Total valid votes 34,741 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Claude Lajoie 23,311 61.0 -0.2
Social Credit Léopold Alarie 7,950 20.8 +1.8
Progressive Conservative Roland Julien 4,099 10.7 -4.2
New Democratic Roland Auger 1,682 4.4 0.0
Rhinoceros Alain Beaupré 947 2.5
Independent Gilles Gervais 77 0.2
Union populaire Gilles Marier 66 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Lise Éthier 63 0.2 -0.4
Communist Jeannette Walsh 36 0.1
Total valid votes 38,231 100.0

Trois-Rivières Métropolitain, 1972-1979[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Claude Lajoie 24,335 61.2 +16.8
Social Credit Réal Ménard 7,538 18.9 -19.5
Progressive Conservative Yvon Massicotte 5,949 15.0 +2.3
New Democratic Yvon Roland Chamberland 1,738 4.4 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist Jacques Auger 221 0.6
Total valid votes 39,781 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Claude Lajoie 19,892 44.4 -3.3
Social Credit Réal Lemay 17,250 38.5 -4.8
Progressive Conservative Edgar Lesieur 5,662 12.6 +5.8
New Democratic Jacques Hébert 2,022 4.5
Total valid votes 44,826 100.0

Trois-Rivières, 1949-1972[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, 31 May 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Mr. Mongrain's death, 23 December 1970
Liberal Claude Lajoie 12,809 47.7 +1.5
Social Credit Réal Lemay 11,616 43.3 +24.1
Progressive Conservative Thérèse-M. Landry 1,827 6.8 -20.8
Independent Henri-Georges Grenier (Espirit social) 422 1.6
Republican Joseph Thibodeau 170 0.6
Total valid votes 26,844 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph-Alfred Mongrain 17,592 46.2 +12.6
Progressive Conservative Gilles Gauthier 10,501 27.6 +12.4
Ralliement créditiste Émile Fréchette 7,305 19.2 +11.3
New Democratic Philippe Daviault 1,724 4.5 +2.2
Independent Gaston Pelletier 566 1.5
Independent Lucien Bornais 364 1.0
Total valid votes 38,052 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Joseph-Alfred Mongrain 12,927 40.9
Liberal Pierre Garceau 10,617 33.6 -6.5
Progressive Conservative Jean Méthot 4,799 15.2 -29.5
Ralliement créditiste Philippe Daviault 2,488 7.9 -5.1
New Democratic Joseph Rivard 749 2.4 +0.2
Total valid votes 31,580 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Léon Balcer 14,558 44.7 -4.0
Liberal Claude Bisson 13,077 40.1 +3.6
Social Credit Lucien Richard 4,224 13.0 -1.8
New Democratic Alfred Robindaine 718 2.2
Total valid votes 32,577 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Léon Balcer 15,545 48.7 -11.1
Liberal Claude Bisson 11,675 36.6 -0.5
Social Credit J.-Donat Dupont 4,715 14.8
Total valid votes 31,935 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Léon Balcer 18,049 59.7 +9.1
Liberal Antoine Gauthier 11,193 37.1 -11.6
Independent Henri-Georges Grenier (Capital familial) 968 3.2 +2.4
Total valid votes 30,210 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Léon Balcer 15,004 50.6 -2.2
Liberal François Nobert 14,412 48.6 +1.4
Independent Henri-Georges Grenier (Capital familial) 237 0.8
Total valid votes 29,653 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Léon Balcer 15,556 52.8 +13.8
Liberal Joseph-Alfred Mongrain 13,905 47.2 +8.4
Total valid votes 29,461 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Léon Balcer 10,015 39.0 +18.8
Liberal Wilfrid Gariépy 9,964 38.8 +26.5
Independent Liberal Jules Biron 4,925 19.2
Union des électeurs Hector Brunelle 432 1.7 -2.1
Independent Henri-Georges Grenier 367 1.4 -0.6
Total valid votes 25,703 100.0

Three Rivers, 1935-1949[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Wilfrid Gariépy 6,610 32.0 -15.0
Independent Liberal Jean-Louis Marchand 5,947 28.8
Progressive Conservative Léon Méthot 4,173 20.2
Liberal Robert Ryan 2,525 12.2 -40.8
Social Credit Onésime Cormier 787 3.8
Independent Henri-Georges Grenier 423 2.0
Co-operative Commonwealth Lionel Fortin 186 0.9
Total valid votes 20,651 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Robert Ryan 9,860 53.0 -2.0
Independent Liberal Wilfrid Gariépy 8,734 47.0
Total valid votes 18,594 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Wilfrid Gariépy 6,114 30.1
Conservative Léon Méthot 5,748 28.3 -30.3
Liberal Philippe Bigué 5,070 24.9
Independent Liberal Willie Poisson 2,267 11.2
Reconstruction Louis-D. Durand 1,049 5.2
Independent Conservative Louis Normand 76 0.4
Total valid votes 20,324 100.0

Three Rivers, 1867-1892[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Hector-Louis Langevin 682 58.6 +7.4
Liberal L.T. Polette 482 41.4 -7.4
Total valid votes 1,164 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Hector-Louis Langevin 640 51.2
Liberal L.P. Pelletier 610 48.8
Total valid votes 1,250 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hector-Louis Langevin acclaimed
By-election on 21 November 1878

On Mr. McDougall's resignation

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hector-Louis Langevin acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative William McDougall 584 57.3 -20.9
Unknown H.G. Malhiot 436 42.7
Total valid votes 1,020 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative William McDougall 451 78.2
Unknown J.N. Bunan 126 21.8
Total valid votes 577 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William McDougall acclaimed
By-election on 17 October 1868

On Mr. Boucher de Niverville's resignation, 30 September 1868

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William McDougall acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Louis-Charles Boucher de Niverville 277 66.0
Unknown Genest 143 34.0
Total valid votes 420 100.0

Districts since 1867 that have included Trois-Rivières[edit]

The following list contains members of districts that have included Trois-Rivières, since 1867:

  Name Assignments [3] Party Election [4] Popular Vote [5]
     Charles Boucher de Niverville [6] Government MP Conservative 1867 66%
     William McDougall Government MP Conservative 1868 unopposed
     William McDougall Government MP (before 1873)
Official Opposition MP (after 1873)
Conservative 1872 unopposed
     William McDougall Official Opposition MP Conservative 1874 78%
     William McDougall [7] Government MP Conservative 1878 57%
     Hector Langevin Cabinet Member Conservative 1878 unopposed
     Hector Langevin Cabinet Member Conservative 1882 unopposed
     Hector Langevin Cabinet Member Conservative 1887 51%
     Hector Langevin Government MP
Cabinet Member (until 1891)
Conservative 1891 59%
     Sir Adolphe-Philippe Caron Official Opposition MP Conservative 1896 54%
     Jacques Bureau Government MP Liberal 1900 53%
     Jacques Bureau [8] Government MP Liberal 1904 54%
     Jacques Bureau Cabinet Member Liberal 1907 unopposed
     Jacques Bureau Cabinet Member Liberal 1908 64%
     Jacques Bureau Official Opposition MP Liberal 1911 50%
     Jacques Bureau Official Opposition MP Liberal 1917 unopposed
     Jacques Bureau [9] Government MP Liberal 1921 68%
     Jacques Bureau Cabinet Member Liberal 1922 unopposed
     Arthur Bettez Government MP (until 1926)
Official Opposition MP (after 1926)
Liberal 1925 56%
     Arthur Bettez Government MP Liberal 1926 66%
     Arthur Bettez [10] Official Opposition MP Liberal 1930 57%
     Charles Bourgeois Government MP Conservative 1931 50%
     Wilfrid Gariépy [11] Government MP Liberal 1935 30%
     Robert Ryan [12] Government MP Liberal 1940 53%
     Wilfrid Gariépy [13] Independent MP Independent 1945 32%
     Léon Balcer Official Opposition MP Progressive Conservative 1949 39%
     Léon Balcer Official Opposition MP Progressive Conservative 1953 53%
     Léon Balcer Cabinet Member Progressive Conservative 1957 51%
     Léon Balcer Cabinet Member Progressive Conservative 1958 60%
     Léon Balcer Cabinet Member Progressive Conservative 1962 49%
     Léon Balcer [14] Official Opposition MP Progressive Conservative 1963 45%
     Joseph-Alfred Mongrain Independent MP Independent 1965 59%
     Joseph-Alfred Mongrain [15] Government MP Liberal 1968 46%
     Claude Lajoie Government MP Liberal 1971 48%
     Claude Lajoie Government MP Liberal 1972 44%
     Claude Lajoie Government MP
Parliamentary Secretary (from 1975 to 1977)
Liberal 1974 61%
     Claude Lajoie Official Opposition MP Liberal 1979 61%
     Claude Lajoie Government MP Liberal 1980 68%
     Pierre H. Vincent Parliamentary Secretary Progressive Conservative 1984 64%
     Pierre H. Vincent[16] Parliamentary Secretary (until 1993)
Cabinet Member (after 1993)
Progressive Conservative 1988 69%
     Yves Rocheleau Official Opposition MP Bloc Québécois 1993 53%
     Yves Rocheleau Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 1997 42%
     Yves Rocheleau Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 2000 47%
     Paule Brunelle Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 2004 57%
     Paule Brunelle Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 2006 46%
     Paule Brunelle Third Party MP Bloc Québécois 2008 46%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ Cabinet assignments are indicated with a bold font.
  4. ^ By-elections are indicated with an Italic font.
  5. ^ History of Federal Ridings since 1867 - Trois-Rivières, Quebec
  6. ^ Boucher de Niverville resigned in 1868.
  7. ^ Cabinet Member Hector Langevin lost his seat in the district of Rimouski in the 1878 general election. McDougall, who was re-elected, resigned to give Langevin the opportunity to sit in Parliament.
  8. ^ Bureau resigned to become a member of the federal Cabinet in 1907.
  9. ^ Bureau resigned to become a member of the federal Cabinet in 1922.
  10. ^ Bettez died in 1931.
  11. ^ Gariépy lost the 1940 election as an Independent Liberal.
  12. ^ Ryan lost the 1945 election.
  13. ^ Gariépy lost the 1949 election as a Liberal.
  14. ^ Balcer sat as an Independent by 1965.
  15. ^ Mongrain died in 1970.
  16. ^ Vincent lost the 1993 election.