Lapointe (electoral district)

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

Lapointe 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 Chicoutimi riding. It consisted of the city of Arvida and the towns of Kénogami and Jonquières, and the western part of the county of Chicoutimi.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into Jonquière and Lac-Saint-Jean ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Chicoutimi
21st  1949–1953     Jules Gauthier Liberal
22nd  1953–1957     Fernand Girard Independent
22nd  1957–1958     Augustin Brassard Liberal
23rd  1958–1962
24th  1962–1963     Gilles Grégoire Social Credit
25th  1963–1965
26th  1965–1968     Ralliement créditiste
27th  1968–1972     Gilles Marceau Liberal
28th  1972–1974
29th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Jonquière and Lac-Saint-Jean

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jules Gauthier 10,275
Independent Lorenzo Deschenes 5,797
Union des électeurs Pierre Bouchard 4,730
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Fernand Girard 11,854
Liberal Joseph-Onésiphore Fraser 8,708
Progressive Conservative Claude Gagnon 1,640
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Augustin Brassard 13,671
Independent Fernand Girard 12,363
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Augustin Brassard 12,113
Progressive Conservative Bernard Wilshire 9,864
Co-operative Commonwealth Michel Chartrand 7,042
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Gilles Gregoire 16,186
Liberal Augustin Brassard 11,245
Progressive Conservative Henri Vaillancourt 2,524
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Gilles Gregoire 13,312
Liberal René Coté 8,506
Progressive Conservative Henri Vaillancourt 3,474
New Democratic Henri Vachon 2,857
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Gilles Gregoire 13,210
Liberal Paul Labrie 9,733
Progressive Conservative Louis Reid 2,658
New Democratic Louis-Philippe Trinque 1,028
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gilles Marceau 11,821
Progressive Conservative Alphonse Laliberté 8,077
Ralliement créditiste Gérard Lacombe 4,324
New Democratic Louis-Philippe Trinque 919
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gilles Marceau 16,423
Social Credit Raymond Langlois 6,934
Progressive Conservative Léopold Bergeron 4,042
Independent Pierre-Hugues Richard 1,084
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gilles Marceau 16,673
Social Credit François Rondeau 6,466
Progressive Conservative Gaston Dion 1,982
New Democratic Réal Caron 1,587
Marxist–Leninist Daniel Verdi 227

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