Charette, Quebec

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Charette
Municipality
Church Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
Church Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
Location within Maskinongé RCM.
Location within Maskinongé RCM.
Charette is located in Central Quebec
Charette
Charette
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°27′N 72°56′W / 46.450°N 72.933°W / 46.450; -72.933Coordinates: 46°27′N 72°56′W / 46.450°N 72.933°W / 46.450; -72.933[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
RCM Maskinongé
Settled c. 1875
Constituted February 9, 1918
Government[2]
 • Mayor Guy Diamond
 • Federal riding Berthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. riding Maskinongé
Area[2][3]
 • Total 42.20 km2 (16.29 sq mi)
 • Land 41.52 km2 (16.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 993
 • Density 23.9/km2 (62/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.5%
 • Dwellings 479
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) G0X 1E0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 350
Route 351
Website www.municipalite
-charette.ca

Charette is a municipality of about 1000 people located in Maskinongé Regional County Municipality, in Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

Charette is named in honour of one of its first settlers, Édouard Charette, originally from Sainte-Ursule, who built a saw mill and flour mill around 1875. In 1910, the post office opened and in 1918, the Municipality of Charette was established when the Parish of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (formed in 1914) was incorporated. Its railway station identified the place with the English name of Charette's Mills for a period of time.[1]

On December 31, 2001, Charette was added to the Maskinongé RCM when Le Centre-de-la-Mauricie Regional County Municipality was dissolved.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 993 (2006 to 2011 population change: 7.5%)
  • Population in 2006: 924
  • Population in 2001: 941
  • Population in 1996: 962
  • Population in 1991: 968

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 442 (total dwellings: 479)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1%

List of mayors[edit]

The mayor is the municipality's highest elected official. Charette has had fourteen mayors.[5] Officially, municipal elections in Charette are on a non-partisan basis.

# Mayor Taking Office Leaving
1 Joseph de Charette [6] 1918 1927
2 Alphonse de Charette 1927 1933
3 Hermile Gélinas 1933 1937
4 Wilfrid Bellemare [7] 1937 1939
5 Raymond Gélinas 1939 1941
6 Clément De Charette 1941 1943
7 Viatime Gélinas 1943 1945
8 Louis Lesieur 1945 1947
9 Adélard Matteau 1947 1949
3 Hermile Gélinas 1949 1951
10 Gérard Matteau 1951 1961
11 Marcel Bournival 1961 1967
12 Germain Gélinas 1967 1971
11 Marcel Bournival 1971 1995
13 Pauline St-Yves 1995 1999
14 Claude Boulanger 1999 2009
15 Guy Diamond 2009 2013 [8]
14 Claude Boulanger 2013 [9] Current

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charette (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Charette
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2451080) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ Source: Patricia Adam, Deputy General Manager of the Municipality of Charette
  6. ^ De Charette served as Mayor of Saint-Barnabé-Nord from 1907 to 1910.
  7. ^ Bellemare belonged to a group of residents who submitted a petition to the provincial legislature of Quebec in December 1917, requesting the municipal incorporation of Charette. See: Les débats de l'Assemblée législative, 14th Legislature, 2nd Session (from December 4, 1917 to February 9, 1918)[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Martin Lafrenière, Guy Diamond quittera la mairie de Charette, Le Nouvelliste, September 6, 2013
  9. ^ Martin Lafrenière, Claude Boulanger veut redevenir maire de Charette, Le Nouvelliste, September 30, 2013

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