Lafontaine (electoral district)

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Lafontaine
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1947
District abolished 1976
First contested 1949
Last contested 1974

Lafontaine (also known as Lafontaine—Rosemont) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1979.

This riding was created in 1947 from parts of Hochelaga, St. James and St. mary ridings. It consisted of a part of the city of Montreal.

The riding's name was changes in 1975 to "Lafontaine—Rosemont", and the riding was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into Hochelaga, Laurier, Maisonneuve and Rosemont ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Lafontaine
Riding created from Hochelaga, St. James and St. Mary
21st  1949–1953     J.-Georges Ratelle Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963 Georges-C. Lachance
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979 Claude-André Lachance
Riding dissolved into Hochelaga, Laurier,
Maisonneuve and Rosemont

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal J.-Georges Ratelle 12,883
Independent Joseph-Marie Savignac 7,846
Independent Liberal Bruno-Roméo Desormiers 3,245
Progressive Conservative Paul Lamarche 331
Independent Liberal Emile Naud 328
Co-operative Commonwealth Jean Sylvestre 217
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal J.-Georges Ratelle 15,285
Progressive Conservative Charlemagne Houle 3,438
Co-operative Commonwealth Oscar Latreille 1,311
Labor–Progressive Gabrielle Dionne 392
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal J.-Georges Ratelle 15,501
Progressive Conservative Charlemagne Houle 4,593
Co-operative Commonwealth Hector Rochon 1,095
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal J.-Georges Ratelle 12,195
Progressive Conservative Dollard Dansereau 10,299
Co-operative Commonwealth Hector Rochon 979
Independent PC Paul Vézina 276
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-C. Lachance 10,000
Progressive Conservative Dollard Dansereau 6,212
New Democratic Blaise-J.-L. Daigneault 1,665
Social Credit Roger Smith-Verrault 1,660
Independent PC Roger Julien 1,118
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-C. Lachance 10,929
Social Credit Roger Smith 4,456
New Democratic J.-P. Forest 3,340
Progressive Conservative Roméo Des Rochers 2,937
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-C. Lachance 9,101
New Democratic Réginald Boisvert 3,804
Progressive Conservative Gertrude Lessard 3,742
Ralliement créditiste Roger Smith 1,896
Communist Lucien Jacques 342
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-C. Lachance 14,786
Progressive Conservative André Gagnon 6,412
New Democratic Guy Lalonde 3,142
Ralliement créditiste Émile Robert 879
Independent Liberal Albert Leach 210
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-C. Lachance 13,508
Progressive Conservative Pierre Bouchard 6,134
Social Credit Octave Grosariu 5,078
New Democratic Gabriel Gagnon 3,350
Independent Alain Beiner 228
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Claude-André Lachance 11,399
Progressive Conservative Pierre Bouchard 7,887
New Democratic J.D.R. Robert Dépatie 2,104
Social Credit Octave Grosariu 2,045
Marxist–Leninist Françoise Roy 120
Communist Lydia Morand 118

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: