Frontenac (Quebec electoral district)

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Frontenac
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1966
District abolished 1996
First contested 1968
Last contested 1993

Frontenac was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997.

This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Lotbinière and Mégantic ridings. It was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed into Beauce and Frontenac—Mégantic ridings.

Geography[edit]

It initially consisted of:

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the City of Thetford Mines;
  • the Towns of Black Lake and Plessisville;
  • the County of Mégantic;
  • in the County of Beauce: the village municipality of East Broughton Station; the parish municipalities of Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus and Sainte-Clothilde; the municipalities of East Broughton and Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton.
  • in the County of Frontenac: the village municipality of La Guadeloupe; the parish municipality of Courcelles; the municipalities of Saint-Évariste-de-Forsyth and Saint-Méthode-de-Frontenac;
  • in the County of Lotbinère: the village municipalities of Sainte-Agathe and Saint-Sylvestre; the parish municipalities of Sainte-Agathe and Saint-Sylvestre.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the towns of Black Lake, Plessisville and Thetford Mines;
  • the County of Mégantic;
  • in the County of Beauce: the Village Municipality of East-Broughton-Station; the Parish Municipality of Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus; the municipalities of East Broughton, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce and Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton;
  • in the County of Frontenac: the Municipality of Saint-Méthode-de-Frontenac;
  • in the County of Lotbibière the village municipalities of Sainte-Agathe and Saint-Sylvestre; the parish municipalities of Sainte-Agathe and Saint-Sylvestre.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Frontenac
Riding created from Lotbinière and Mégantic
28th  1968–1970     Bernard Dumont Ralliement créditiste
 1970–1972     Léopold Corriveau Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Marcel Masse Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Jean-Guy Chrétien Bloc Québécois
Riding dissolved into Beauce and Frontenac—Mégantic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste DUMONT, Bernard 12,298
Liberal THÉBERGE, Gaëtan 9,863
Progressive Conservative PAUL, André 3,510
New Democratic LAFLEUR, Claude 1,231

By-election: On Mr. Dumont's resignation, 6 April 1970

By-election on 16 November 1970
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CORRIVEAU, Léopold 13,404
Ralliement créditiste CHAMPAGNE, Michel 7,721
Progressive Conservative PAUL, Victor 2,154
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CORRIVEAU, Léopold 12,014
Social Credit LESSARD, Nelson-O. 11,950
Progressive Conservative CYR, Benoît 5,635
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CORRIVEAU, Léopold 14,236
Social Credit MERCIER, Thérèse 10,000
Progressive Conservative BÉLEC, Daniel 2,667
New Democratic PAQUET, Adrien 2,032
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CORRIVEAU, Léopold 17,024
Social Credit BÉLAND, Jean-Louis 11,582
Progressive Conservative CLOUTIER, Georges Henri 7,140
New Democratic VAILLANCOURT, Martin 492
Rhinoceros COUILLARD DE LÉPINAY, Robert 429
Union populaire BEAUDOIN, Gaston 173
Marxist–Leninist NOLIN, Jean-Daniel 63
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CORRIVEAU, Léopold 14,745
Social Credit ROY, Fabien 10,328
Progressive Conservative LAUZON, Yves 4,922
New Democratic LAVIGNE, Jean-Denis 1,693
Not affiliated GILBERT, Hugues 202
Independent TURMEL, Jean 101
Independent MÉTIVIER, Patricia 92
Marxist–Leninist NOLIN, Jean-Daniel 46

Due to the death of one of Social Credit candidate Nelson Lassard, the general election scheduled for February 18 was postponed until March 24.

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MASSE, Marcel 28,246
Liberal CORRIVEAU, Léopold 9,154
New Democratic BOUCHARD, Rita 1,081
Rhinoceros FOURNIER, Pierre 823
Parti nationaliste HOULE, Richard 386
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MASSE, Marcel 25,872
Liberal PATRY, Réal 6,978
New Democratic L'HEUREUX, Claude 1,785
Green GUERNON, Jean 511
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois CHRÉTIEN, Jean-Guy 18,603
Liberal JAM, Jean-Guy 6,984
Progressive Conservative NADEAU, Jean-Claude 5,017
Green GUERNON, Jean-René 359
New Democratic BOWMAN, Joseph 332
Abolitionist TURMEL, Jean C. 195

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