Bellechasse (electoral district)

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

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.

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:

  1. Napoléon Casault, Conservative (1867–1870)
  2. Télesphore Fournier, Liberal (1870–1875)
  3. Joseph Goderic Blanchet, Conservative (1875–1878)
  4. Achille Larue, Liberal (1878–1881)
  5. Guillaume Amyot, Conservative/Nationalist (1881–1896)
  6. Onésiphore-Ernest Talbot, Liberal (1896–1911)
  7. Joseph-Octave Lavallée, Conservative (1911–1917)
  8. Charles-Alphonse Fournier, Liberal (1917–1926)
  9. Oscar L. Boulanger, Liberal (1926–1940)
  10. L.-Philippe Picard, Liberal (1940–1955)
  11. Ovide Laflamme, Liberal (1955–1958)
  12. Noël Dorion, Progressive Conservative (1958–1962)
  13. Bernard Dumont, Social Credit (1962–1963)
  14. Herman Laverdière, Liberal (1963–1968)
  15. Adrien Lambert, Social Credit (1968–1980)
  16. Alain Garant, Liberal (1980–1984)
  17. Pierre Blais, Progressive Conservative (1984–1993)
  18. François Langlois, Bloc Québécois (1993–1997)

Electoral history[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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