Chapleau (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal district. For the provincial district, see Chapleau (provincial electoral district).
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1933
District abolished 1967
First contested 1935
Last contested 1965

Chapleau was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1968. It is currently a Quebec provincial riding that includes the majority of the Gatineau region.

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Berthier—Maskinongé, Champlain, Joliette, L'Assomption—Montcalm, Pontiac, and Three Rivers and St. Maurice ridings.

It was abolished in 1967 when it was redistributed into Abitibi, Berthier, Champlain, Portneuf and Villeneuve ridings.

A different Chapleau riding existed from 1987-1988 in a different part of Quebec. It was renamed in 1988 to Gatineau—La Lièvre.


It consisted of:

  • the towns of Buckingham, Gatineau, Masson and Thurso;
  • in the County of Labelle: the Municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Laus;
  • in the County of Papineau: the township municipalities of Lochaber and Lochaber-Partie-Ouest; the united townships municipality of Mulgrave-et-Derry; the municipalities of Ange-Gardien, Bowman, Mayo, Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Saint-Sixte, Val-des-Bois et Val-des-Monts.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Berthier—Maskinongé, Champlain,
Joliette, L'Assomption—Montcalm, Pontiac
and Three Rivers and St. Maurice
18th  1935–1940     François Blais Independent Liberal
19th  1940–1945     Hector Authier Liberal
20th  1945–1949 David Gourd
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958 Charles-Noël Barbès
24th  1958–1962     Jean-Jacques Martel Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Gérard Laprise Social Credit
26th  1963–1963
 1963–1965     Ralliement créditiste
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Abitibi, Berthier, Champlain,
Portneuf and Villeneuve

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Liberal François Blais 3,093
Liberal Toussain-Ariste Lalonde 3,082
Conservative J.-Alphonse Turgeon 2,462
Reconstruction Joseph-Philippe Cote 372
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hector Authier 9,402
National Government J.-Alphonse Turgeon 3,073
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal David Gourd 6,230
Social Credit Joseph-Louis Brunet 3,878
Independent Conservative Frank Blais 2,653
Bloc populaire Lucien-Alfred Ladouceur 1,680
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal David Gourd 11,304
Union des électeurs Jean-Robert Ouellet 6,318
Progressive Conservative J.-Edmond Lepage 1,822
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal David Gourd 10,495
Progressive Conservative Hilaire Leblanc 6,280
Independent Raoul Duchesne 4,305
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles-Noël Barbès 11,428
Progressive Conservative Jean-Jacques Martel 11,065
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jean-Jacques Martel 14,705
Liberal Charles-Noël Barbès 9,764
  Ouvrier canadien Jean-Jacques Rouleau 243
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Gérard Laprise 15,430
Liberal Lilianne Mercier 5,545
Progressive Conservative Jean-Jacques Martel 5,213
New Democratic Jean-Paul Element 551
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Gérard Laprise 14,701
Liberal Théo. Beaudry 5,955
Progressive Conservative Gérard Falardeau 4,205
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Gérard Laprise 15,402
Liberal Gaston Labreche 6,816
Progressive Conservative Claude Bigue 2,320
New Democratic Arthur Bouchard 872
Independent A.-Léo Larocque 338

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament