Lac-Saint-Jean

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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the lake, see Lac Saint-Jean. For the current provincial district, see Lac-Saint-Jean (electoral district).
Lac-Saint-Jean
Quebec electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Denis Lebel
Conservative
District created 2013
First contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 105,783
Electors (2015) 85,092
Area (km²)[1] 60,405
Pop. density (per km²) 1.8
Census divisions Le Domaine-du-Roy, Lac-Saint-Jean-Est, Maria-Chapdelaine
Census subdivisions Albanel, Alma, Dolbeau-Mistassini, Hébertville, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, Normandin, Roberval, Saint-Bruno, Saint-Félicien, Saint-Prime

Lac-Saint-Jean (formerly Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1949 to 2004, and was represented again after the 2015 election.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1947 from parts of Lake St-John—Roberval riding.

It was initially defined to consist of the county of Lake St. John East and the towns of Riverbend, Ile Maligne and St. Joseph-d'Alma; and parts of the county of Lake St. John West.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the City of Alma, the Town of Desbiens, the County of Lac-Saint-Jean East, and parts of the Counties of Lac-Saint-Jean West and Chicoutimi.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the Cities of Alma and Chicoutimi North, and parts of the Counties of Chicoutimi and Lac-Saint-Jean East.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the towns of Alma, Desbiens and Métabetchouan; the County of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est; and parts of the Counties of Chicoutimi, Charlevoix-Ouest, Lac-Saint-Jean-Ouest and Montmorency.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the towns of Alma, Desbiens and Métabetchouan; the County Regional Municipality of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est; and parts of in the County Regional Municipality of Le Fjord-du-Saguenay.

Its name was changed in 2000 to "Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay".

In 2003, it was abolished when it was redistributed into Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, Jonquière—Alma and Roberval ridings.

The 2012 electoral redistribution saw this riding re-created from parts of Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean and Jonquière—Alma.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Lac-Saint-Jean
Riding created from Lake St-John—Roberval
21st  1949–1953     André Gauthier Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962     Roger Parizeau Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Marcel Lessard Social Credit
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968     Alcide Simard Ralliement créditiste
28th  1968–1972     Marcel Lessard Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984 Pierre Gimaïel
33rd  1984–1988     Clément M. Côté Progressive Conservative
 1988–1988 Lucien Bouchard
34th  1988–1990
 1990–1991     Independent
 1991–1993     Bloc Québécois
35th  1993–1996
 1996–1997 Stéphan Tremblay
36th  1997–2000
Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay
37th  2000–2002     Stéphan Tremblay Bloc Québécois
 2002–2004 Sébastien Gagnon
Riding dissolved into Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, Jonquière—Alma,
and Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
Lac-Saint-Jean
Riding re-created from Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean and Jonquière—Alma
42nd  2015–Present     Denis Lebel Conservative

Election results[edit]

Lac-Saint-Jean, 2015–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Denis Lebel 18,393 33.27 -8.99
New Democratic Gisèle Dallaire 15,735 28.46 -3.68
Liberal Sabin Simard 10,193 18.44 +15.19
Bloc Québécois Sabin Gaudreault 10,152 18.37 -2.63
Green Laurence Requilé 806 1.46 +0.12
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,279 100.0   $278,464.25
Total rejected ballots 925
Turnout 56,204
Eligible voters 85,337
Source: Elections Canada[2][3]
2011 federal election redistributed results[4]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 22,945 42.26
  New Democratic 17,446 32.14
  Bloc Québécois 11,403 21.00
  Liberal 1,766 3.25
  Green 729 1.34

Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay, 2000–2004[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, 9 December 2002
On the resignation of Stéphan Tremblay, 7 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Sébastien Gagnon 8,912
Liberal Gilbert Tremblay 7,594
Independent Gilles Lavoie 532
Independent Richard Harvey 467
Progressive Conservative Clermont Gauthier 434
Alliance Alcide Boudreault 290
New Democratic Yanick Auer 267
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Stéphan Tremblay 21,401
Liberal Jérôme Tremblay 7,518
Alliance Yannick Caron 1,536
Independent Gilles Lavoie 910
Progressive Conservative Claude Gagnon 539
New Democratic Linda Proulx 417

Lac-Saint-Jean, 1949–2000[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Stéphan Tremblay 21,506
Liberal Clément Lajoie 7,109
Progressive Conservative Sabin Simard 4,845
New Democratic Jean-François Morval 391
Canadian federal by-election, 25 March 1996
On the resignation of Lucien Bouchard, 15 January 1996
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Stéphan Tremblay 20,777
Liberal Clément Lajoie 5,846
Progressive Conservative Philippe Harris 205
Reform Denis Simard 175
New Democratic Karl Bélanger 136
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Lucien Bouchard 27,209
Liberal Noël Girard 5,263
Progressive Conservative Denise Falardeau 3,115
New Democratic Marie D. Jalbert 444
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lucien Bouchard 23,112
New Democratic Jean Paradis 6,348
Liberal Bertrand Bouchard 5,390
Canadian federal by-election, 20 June 1988
On the resignation of Clément Côté, 28 April 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lucien Bouchard 16,951
Liberal Pierre Gimaïel 10,746
New Democratic Jean Paradis 2,903
Independent Jolly Taylor 113
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Clément Coté 25,270
Liberal Pierre Gimaïel 12,683
New Democratic Claude Gagnon 2,132
Parti nationaliste Yves Courville 813
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre Gimaïel 21,267
Progressive Conservative Lucien Fortin 4,608
New Democratic Jean-Denis Bérubé 3,465
Social Credit Paul-Henri Tremblay 2,821
Rhinoceros Béru Louis Briand 1,159
Union populaire Richard Fecteau 252
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 18,978
Social Credit Ph.-Aug. Bouchard 11,048
Progressive Conservative Oswald Fleury 3,251
New Democratic Jean-Denis Bérubé 1,589
Rhinoceros Marc Harvey 802
Union populaire Guy Tremblay 421
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 11,162
Progressive Conservative Gilles Guay 6,129
Social Credit Maurice Brodeur 5,372
New Democratic Jacqueline Simard 625
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 11,165
Progressive Conservative Gilles Guay 7,074
Social Credit Claude Gauthier 5,203
Independent Claude Gagnon 362
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Marcel Lessard 9,325
Ralliement créditiste J.-Alcide Simard 8,430
New Democratic Jean-Jacques Tremblay 1,330
Progressive Conservative Raoul Savard 1,034
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Alcide Simard 5,642
Liberal Réal Harvey 5,337
Independent Marcel Lessard 4,736
New Democratic Fernand Coté 1,477
Progressive Conservative Vianney Guilmette 532
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Marcel Lessard 9,318
Liberal Réal Harvey 6,219
New Democratic Rachel Ouellet 1,524
Progressive Conservative Gilles De Beaumont 1,373
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Marcel Lessard 10,743
Liberal Benoît Caron 4,018
Progressive Conservative Roger Parizeau 3,341
New Democratic Jean-Claude Lebel 935
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Roger Parizeau 8,255
Liberal André Gauthier 7,353
Co-operative Commonwealth Gérard Larouche 2,120
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal André Gauthier 10,129
Progressive Conservative Aimé-Roger Parizeau 6,374
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal André Gauthier 8,697
Progressive Conservative Dominique Lapointe 6,756
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal André Gauthier 7,084
Nationalist Paul-Emile Harvey 4,994
Union des électeurs Delphis Larouche 824
Progressive Conservative Jean-Charles Gosselin 138

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: