Bellechasse (electoral district)

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Bellechasse
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867
District abolished 1996
First contested 1867
Last contested 1993

Bellechasse was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 until the 1997 election, when it became Bellechasse—Etchemins—Montmagny—L'Islet. After redistribution prior to the 2004 election, that riding became Lévis—Bellechasse. Currently, the only riding which includes the name "Bellechasse" is Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis.

Description[edit]

In 1867, Bellechasse was defined to consist of the Parishes of St. Valier, Saint Raphael, Saint Michel, Beaumont, Saint Charles, Saint Gervais, Saint Lazare, the south-west part of the Township of Armagh, the north-east part of the Township of Buckland, and the Townships of Mailloux, Roux, Bellechasse and Daaquam.

In 1882, the north-eastern part of the Township of Armagh in the County of Bellechasse, and the north-east part of the township of Mailloux were detached from Bellechasse and annexed to Montmagny.

In 1924, Bellechasse was re-defined to consist of the County of Bellechasse, except for the seigneuries of Lauzon and Joliette in the municipality of Honfleur, and the townships of Langevin and Ware in the municipality of Sainte-Sabine.

In 1933, Bellechasse was re-defined to consist of the county of Bellechasse (except the seigniories of Lauzon and Joliette, and the township of Langevin et Ware), the municipalities of Rivière-Boyer, St-Henri-de-Lauzon, St-Jean-Chrysostôme, and St-Henri Village in the county of Lévis, the parish municipality of St-Luc-de-Dijon in the county of Dorchester, and the municipalities of Berthier and St-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud in the county of Montmagny.

In 1947, Bellechasse was re-defined to consist of the county of Bellechasse, the municipalities of Rivière-Boyer, St. Henri-de-Lauzon and the village of St. Henri in the county of Lévis, the municipality of St. Luc-de-Dijon the county of Dorchester, and the municipalities of Berthier and St. François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud in the county of Montmagny.

In 1966, Bellechasse was re-defined to consist of the Town of Montmagny, the County of Bellechasse, parts of the County of Dorchester, and the County of Montmagny (except the municipality of Cap-Saint-Ignace).

In 1976, Bellechasse was re-defined to consist of the City of Montmagny, the Towns of Lac-Etchemin, L'Islet and Saint-Pamphile, the County of Montmagny, the County of L'Islet (except the parish municipality of Sainte-Louise and the municipality of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnets), parts of the Counties of Bellechasse and Dorchester.

In 1987, Bellechasse was re-defined to consist of the towns of Lac-Etchemin, L'Islet, Montmagny and Saint-Pamphile, the counties of Bellechasse and Montmagny, the County of L'Islet (excluding the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Louise), the Municipality of Saint-Rochdes-Aulnaies, and parts of the County of Dorchester.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996, and was incorporated into Bellechasse—Etchemins—Montmagny—L'Islet.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Bellechasse
1st  1867–1870     Louis-Napoléon Casault Conservative
 1870–1872     Télesphore Fournier Liberal
2nd  1872–1873
 1873–1874
3rd  1874–1875
 1875–1878     Joseph-Goderic Blanchet Conservative
4th  1878–1881     Achille Larue Liberal
 1881–1882     Guillaume Amyot Conservative
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891     Nationalist
7th  1891–1896     Nationalist Conservative
8th  1896–1900     Onésiphore-Ernest Talbot Liberal
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917     Joseph-Octave Lavallée Conservative
13th  1917–1921     Charles-Alphonse Fournier Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930 Joseph Oscar Lefebre Boulanger
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945 Louis-Philippe Picard
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1955
 1955–1957 Ovide Laflamme
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962     Noël Dorion Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Bernard Dumont Social Credit
26th  1963–1965     Herman Laverdière Liberal
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1971     Adrien Lambert Ralliement créditiste
 1971–1972     Social Credit
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984     Alain Garant Liberal
33rd  1984–1988     Pierre Blais Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     François Langlois Bloc Québécois
Riding dissolved into Bellechasse—Etchemins—Montmagny—L'Islet

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Napoléon Casault 983
Unknown Mr. Remillard 671
By-election on 27 May 1870

Casault appointed Puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Télesphore Fournier acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Télesphore Fournier 1,219
Conservative A. Caron 638
By-election on 27 November 1873

Fournier nominated Minister of Inland Revenue

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Télesphore Fournier acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Télesphore Fournier acclaimed
By-election on 23 November 1875

Fournier appointed to the Supreme Court Bench

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Goderic Blanchet 698
Liberal Achille Larue 443
Unknown Pierre Boutin 359
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Achille Larue 1,042
Conservative Guillaume Amyot 990
By-election on 19 March 1881

Election declared void

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Guillaume Amyot 1,066
Unknown Mr. Bilodeau 1,035
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Guillaume Amyot 1,186
Liberal Ph. Ol. (alias Ernest) Pacaud 1,044
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Nationalist Guillaume Amyot 1,515
Conservative Isidore-Noël Belleau 878
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Nationalist Conservative Guillaume Amyot 1,271
Conservative Faucher de St. Maurice 1,165
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Onésiphore-Ernest Talbot 1,537
Conservative Joseph-Edmond Roy 1,227
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Onésiphore-Ernest Talbot 1,701
Conservative Joseph-Emile Gelley 1,231
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Onésiphore-Ernest Talbot 1,819
Conservative J.B. Fradette 957
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Onésiphore-Ernest Talbot 1,988
Conservative Charles Vezina 627
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Octave Lavallée 1,742
Liberal Onésiphore-Ernest Talbot 1,696
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Charles-Alphonse Fournier 3,752
Conservative Honoré Grenier 60
Unknown Thomas Wilfrid Marceau 30
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles-Alphonse Fournier 5,195
Progressive Joseph Cléophas Cote 1,109
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles-Alphonse Fournier 4,596
Conservative Murdock McKenzie 1,917
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Oscar Boulanger 4,897
Conservative Eugène F. Dussault 1,902
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Oscar Boulanger 4,786
Conservative Joseph-Wilfrid Gaudette 2,793
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Oscar Boulanger 7,470
Conservative H. Fanning Gosselin 1,720
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Philippe Picard 6,585
Unknown Edouard Morrissette 2,366
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Philippe Picard 6,928
Bloc populaire Joseph-Albert Bonenfant 3,540
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Philippe Picard 7,395
Independent Paul Bouchard 4,798
Union des électeurs Donat Frenette 332
Progressive Conservative Jean-Maurice St-Hilaire 41
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Philippe Picard 7,124
Progressive Conservative J.-Emile Roy 4,866
By-election on 26 September 1955

Picard's resignation

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ovide Laflamme 5,945
Progressive Conservative Jules Pare 5,383
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ovide Laflamme 7,960
Progressive Conservative Paul-Rodolphe Miquelon 1,792
     Independent Progressive Conservative Jules Pare 1,026
     Independent Progressive Conservative Allyre Aubin 139
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Noël Dorion 6,861
Liberal Ovide Laflamme 6,255
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Bernard Dumont 5,091
Liberal Ovide Laflamme 4,954
Progressive Conservative Noël Dorion 2,953
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Laverdiere 5,434
Social Credit Bernard Dumont 5,367
Progressive Conservative Maurice Laliberte 1,291
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Herman Laverdiere 4,783
Ralliement créditiste Bernard Dumont 4,432
Progressive Conservative Jacques La Rochelle 2,264
New Democratic Mariette Lalonde 170
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Adrien Lambert 11,137
Liberal Auguste Choquette 9,793
Progressive Conservative Gérard Poulin 2,262
New Democratic Marcel Lalonde 528
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Adrien Lambert 12,999
Liberal Pierre Mercier 11,714
Progressive Conservative Germain Roy 3,533
New Democratic Aurèle Marceau 776
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Adrien Lambert 12,550
Liberal Louis Paquin 10,759
Progressive Conservative Bertrand Gaudreau 3,210
New Democratic Marthe Lachance 604
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Adrien Lambert 18,702
Liberal Jean Richard 17,584
Progressive Conservative Jean Deschenes 2,924
Rhinoceros Marie Claude Chenevert 523
New Democratic Guy Dupuis 354
Union populaire Jean Beaudoin 195
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alain Garant 20,636
Social Credit Adrien Lambert 15,124
Progressive Conservative Jean Deschenes 2,912
Rhinoceros Andrée Chabot 815
New Democratic Napoléon Goupil 730
Union populaire France Theberge 141
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Pierre Blais 24,357
Liberal Alain Garant 14,500
New Democratic Roger Lemoine 1,666
Rhinoceros Serge Au-Boutte Chabot 1,070
Parti nationaliste André Lizotte 518
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Pierre Blais 27,621
Liberal Claudette Beaulieu 11,120
New Democratic Gilles Papillon 2,762
Green Alain Raby 1,010
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois François Langlois 17,098
Progressive Conservative Pierre Blais 15,952
Liberal Eric Lemieux 8,352
New Democratic Robert Leclerc 695

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