Vaudreuil (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal district. For the provincial district, see Vaudreuil (provincial electoral district).

Vaudreuil was a federal electoral district in the province of Quebec, Canada, represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1914, and from 1968 to 1997.

History[edit]

It was originally created by the British North America Act of 1867, and existed until 1914, when it was merged into Vaudreuil—Soulanges riding.

Vaudreuil riding was recreated in 1966, and existed until 1997, when it was renamed "Vaudreuil—Soulanges". (See Vaudreuil—Soulanges.)

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
1st 1867–1872     Donald McMillan Conservative
2nd 1872–1874     Robert Harwood Conservative
3rd 1874–1878
4th 1878–1882     Jean Baptiste Mongenais Conservative
5th 1882–1887     Hugh McMillan Conservative
6th 1887–1891
7th 1891–1892     Henry Stanislas Harwood Liberal
1892–1893     Hugh McMillan Conservative
1893–1896     Henry Stanislas Harwood Liberal
8th 1896–1900
9th 1900–1904
10th 1904–1908     Gustave Boyer Liberal
11th 1908–1911
12th 1911–1917
Vaudreuil—Soulanges from 1917-1968.
28th 1968–1972     René Émard Liberal
29th 1972–1974     Hal Herbert Liberal
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Pierre Cadieux Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Nick Discepola Liberal
Vaudreuil—Soulanges from 1997-present.

Geography[edit]

It initially consisted of Isle Perrot, the Seigniories of Vaudreuil and Rigaud, and the first, second, third and fourth ranges of the Township of Newton and augmentation adjacent.

When it was re-created in 1966, it was defined to consist of:

  • that part of the City of Pierrefonds situated southwest of the Town of Roxboro;
  • the Towns of Baie-D'Urfé, Beaconsfield, Dorion, Île-Cadieux, Île-Perrot, Kirkland, Pincourt, Pointe-du-Moulin, Rigaud, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Sainte-Geneviève and Vaudreuil;
  • the Counties of Soulanges and Vaudreuil;
  • the village municipality of Senneville;
  • the parish municipality of Saint-Raphaël-de-l'Île-Bizard.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the Towns of Baie-D'Urfé, Dorion, Hudson, Île-Cadieux, Île-Perrot, Kirkland, Pincourt, Pointe-du-Moulin, Rigaud, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Sainte-Geneviève and Vaudreuil;
  • the Counties of Soulanges and Vaudreuil;
  • the village municipality of Senneville and the parish municipality of Saint-Raphaël-de-l'Île-Bizard;
  • that part of the City of Pierrefonds lying southwest of the Town of Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the towns of Baie-D'Urfé, Dorion, Hudson, Île-Cadieux, Île-Perrot, Kirkland, Pincourt, Rigaud, Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue and Vaudreuil;
  • in the County of the Île de Montréal: the Village Municipality of Senneville;
  • the counties of Vaudreuil and Soulanges.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the cities of Dorion, Hudson, L'Île-Cadieux, L'Île-Perrot, Pincourt, Rigaud and Vaudreuil;
  • the County Regional Municipality of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

Election results[edit]

1867-1914[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Donald McMillan acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Robert Harwood 962
Unknown Godard 727
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Robert Harwood acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Jean Baptiste Mongenais 764
Liberal–Conservative Robert Harwood 702
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hugh McMillan 522
Unknown Alfred Lapointe 490
Unknown F.X. Archambault 418
Unknown H.A. Desrosiers 10
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hugh McMillan 996
Liberal E. Lalonde 783
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Stanislas Harwood 1,087
Conservative Hugh McMillan 989
By-election on 29 February 1892

On Mr. Harwood being unseated, 8 January 1892

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hugh McMillan acclaimed
By-election on 12 April 1893

On election being declared void, 1 March 1893

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Stanislas Harwood acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Stanislas Harwood 1,296
Conservative Aldéric Séguin 801
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Stanislas Harwood 1,140
Conservative Alfred Lapointe 665
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gustave Boyer 1,297
Conservative François de Sales-Alphonse Bastien 825
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gustave Boyer 1,408
Conservative Elzéar Montpetit 655
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gustave Boyer 1,345
Conservative Archibald de Léry Macdonald 1,130

1968-1997[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal René Émard 29,830
Progressive Conservative Harold G. Fairhead 7,654
New Democratic Maurice Daviau 2,905
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hal Herbert 27,372
Progressive Conservative Jeannette-T. Burley 11,477
Social Credit Joseph-Endré De Csavossy 4,526
New Democratic Michel Beauséjour 3,573
Independent André Théoret 3,066
Independent Walter J. Williams 330
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hal Herbert 29,685
Progressive Conservative Ron Brown 12,422
New Democratic Tom Rees 4,397
Social Credit Sarah Audet 2,752
Independent Gaëtan Boyer 805
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hal Herbert 41,508
Progressive Conservative Diana Togneri 7,787
New Democratic Lorne Brown 4,512
Social Credit Mario G. Turbide 3,625
Rhinoceros Claude Simard 1,177
Libertarian Claude Lévesque 437
Union populaire Jérome Chaput 237
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hal Herbert 39,159
New Democratic Lorne Brown 7,309
Progressive Conservative Thomas Thé 6,277
Union populaire Guy Cousineau 513
Libertarian Irena Bubniuk 479
Marxist–Leninist Michelle Duford 234
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Pierre Cadieux 37,499
Liberal Hal Herbert 20,362
New Democratic Anne Erskine 7,993
Rhinoceros Nicole B.D. Pans 1,470
Parti nationaliste Benoît Duchesne 1,017
Libertarian Gordon Gouldson 345
Commonwealth of Canada Jacques Cartier 139
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Pierre Cadieux 30,392
Liberal Jean Blais 16,393
New Democratic Suzanne Aubertin 6,185
Green Yves-Marie Christin 912
Rhinoceros Maureen Decelles 671
Commonwealth of Canada Isajlovic Momcilo 43
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Nick Discepola 31,120
Bloc Québécois Mario Turbide 25,133
Progressive Conservative Richard Préfontaine 6,459
New Democratic Yves Marie Christin 1,107
Natural Law Eric E. Simon 727
Libertarian Neal Ford 438
Commonwealth of Canada Robert Charles 186

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: