Beauharnois (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal district. For the provincial district, see Beauharnois (provincial electoral district).
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1947
District abolished 1952
First contested 1949
Last contested 1949

Beauharnois (also known as Beauharnois—Salaberry) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1935, from 1949 to 1953, and from 1968 to 1972.

Beauharnois riding was created in the British North America Act of 1867. It was merged into Beauharnois—Laprairie riding in 1933.

In 1947, "Beauharnois" riding was re-created from Beauharnois—Laprairie and Châteauguay—Huntingdon.

In 1952, it became "Beauharnois—Salaberry". It reverted to "Beauharnois" from 1966 to 1971, and from 1976 to 1977. The rest of time it was known as "Beauharnois—Salaberry" as it is known as today.


Beauharnois initially consisted of the area bounded on the north-east and south-east by the County of Chateaugai, on the south-west by the south-western limits of the Seigniory of Beauharnois, on the north-west by the River St. Lawrence, including all islands nearest to and wholly or in part opposite the said County. It comprised the Parishes of Saint Clément, Saint Louis de Gonzague, Saint Stanislas de Kostka, Ste. Cecile and Saint Timothée.

In 1924, it was redefined to consisted of the County of Beauharnois including the City of Valleyfield.

It was abolished in 1933, and redistributed into Beauharnois—Laprairie and Châteauguay—Huntingdon.

In 1947, it was re-created, and defined to consist of the county of Beauharnois, the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, the towns of Maple Grove and Beauharnois, the municipality of St. Joachim-de-Châteauguay, the towns of Châteauguay and De Léry, and the municipality of St. Anicet and Ste. Barbe.

It was renamed Beauharnois—Salaberry in 1952.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
1st  1867–1872     Michael Cayley Conservative
2nd  1872–1874     Ulysse-Janvier Robillard Independent Conservative
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1878     Michael Cayley Conservative
 1879–1882 Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891     Independent Conservative
7th  1891–1896     Conservative
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1902     George di Madeiros Loy Liberal
10th  1904–1908     Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron Conservative
11th  1908–1911     Louis-Joseph Papineau Liberal
12th  1911–1917     Conservative
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
15th  1925–1926 Maxime Raymond
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
Riding dissolved into Beauharnois—Laprairie
Riding re-created from Beauharnois—Laprairie and Châteauguay—Huntingdon
21st  1949–1953     Robert Cauchon Liberal
Riding renamed Beauharnois—Salaberry

Election results[edit]

Beauharnois, 1867–1935[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Michael Cayley 724
  Unknown Mr. Denis 691
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent Conservative Ulysse-Janvier Robillard 854
  Conservative Michael Cayley 764
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent Conservative ROBILLARD, Ulysse Janvier 711
  Unknown BRANCHAUD, M. 346
  Conservative GIROUARD, D. 314
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative CAYLEY, Michael 879
  Unknown VALOIS, M.F.W. 107
By-election on Cayley's death, January 9, 1879
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative BERGERON, Joseph Gédéon H. 776
  Unknown SEERS, L.A. 763
  Unknown ST. AMOUR, J.B.C. 28
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative BERGERON, J.G.H. acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent Conservative BERGERON, J.G.H. 1,432
  Conservative PELLETIER, Philippe 1,210
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative BERGERON, J.G.H. 1,458
  Liberal SEERS, L.A. 1,155
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative BERGERON, J.G.H. 1,582
  Liberal TARTE, J. Israel 1,534
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal LOY, George M. 2,016
  Conservative BERGERON, J.G.H. 1,739
By-election on election being declared void, 26 March 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal LOY, George M. 1,822
  Conservative BERGERON, J.G.H. 1,663
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative BERGERON, J.G.H. 2,075
  Liberal LOY, George M. 1,828
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal PAPINEAU, Louis-Joseph 1,843
  Conservative BERGERON, Joseph-Gédéon-Horace 1,814
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative PAPINEAU, Louis-Joseph 1,876
  Conservative BERGERON, Joseph-Gédéon-Horace 1,849
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Opposition PAPINEAU, Louis-Joseph acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal PAPINEAU, Louis-Joseph 5,147
  Conservative MONTY, Hon. Rodolphe 3,272
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal RAYMOND, Maxime 4,724
  Conservative LAROCHE, Stanislas Wilfrid 3,223
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal RAYMOND, Maxime 4,843
  Conservative FORTIN, Tancrède 2,565
  Liberal BERGEVIN, Achille 374
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal RAYMOND, Maxime 5,714
  Conservative LEBEUF, Joseph-Hormisdas 3,989

Beauharnois, 1949–1953[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal CAUCHON, Robert 11,631
  Progressive Conservative PRIMEAU, Joseph 4,547
     Union des électeurs RONDEAU, Gilbert 397

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: