Mégantic (federal electoral district)

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This article is about the federal riding 1867-1935 and 1949-1968. For other uses, see Mégantic.
Mégantic
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1947
District abolished 1967
First contested 1949
Last contested 1965

Mégantic was a federal electoral district in the province of Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1935, and from 1949 to 1968.

History[edit]

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed into the Lotbinière and Mégantic—Frontenac electoral districts.

The riding was created again in 1947 from Lotbinière and Mégantic—Frontenac, was defined to consist of:

  • the county of Mégantic, (except the municipalities of Nelson, Ste-Anastasie-de-Nelson and the village of Lyster), the city of Thetford Mines and the town of Black Lake;
  • that part of the county of Frontenac included in the municipalities of Courcelles, St-Vital-de-Lambton, St-Evariste-de-Forsyth, St-Méthode-de-Frontenac and the villages of Lambton and St-Evariste-Station;
  • that part of the county of Wolfe included in the municipalities of Garthby, Stratford, Wolfestown, D'Israeli, Ste-Praxède and the villages of Beaulac and D'Israeli, together with that part of the municipality of Saints-Martyrs Canadiens included in the township of Garthby.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of

  • the county of Mégantic, (except the township municipality of Nelson, the municipality of Sainte-Anastasie-de-Nelson and the village municipality of Lyster), the city of Thetford-Mines and the town of Black Lake;
  • that part of the county of Frontenac included in the municipalities of Lambton, Saint-Evariste-de-Forsyth, Sainte-Méthode-de-Frontenac, the parish municipality of Courcelles and the village municipalities of Lambton and La Guadeloupe;
  • that part of the county of Wolfe included in the township municipalities of Garthby, Stratford and Wolfestown, the municipality of Disraeli, the parish municipality of Sainte-Praxède, the village municipalities of Beaulac and Disraeli, together with that part of the parish municipality of Saints-Martyrs Canadiens included in the township of Garthby.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Compton, Frontenac and Richmond.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Mégantic
1st  1867–1872     George Irvine Conservative
2nd  1872–1874     Édouard Richard Liberal
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882 Louis-Éphrem Olivier
5th  1882–1884     Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette Conservative
 1884–1887     François Langelier Liberal
6th  1887–1891 Georges Turcot
7th  1891–1896     Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette Conservative
8th  1896–1900     Georges Turcot Liberal
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908 François-Théodore Savoie
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917 Lucien Turcotte Pacaud
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1922     Liberal
 1922–1925 Eusèbe Roberge
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
Riding dissolved into Lotbinière and Mégantic—Frontenac
Riding re-created from Lotbinière and Mégantic—Frontenac
21st  1949–1953     Joseph Lafontaine Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962 Gabriel Roberge
25th  1962–1963     Raymond Langlois Social Credit
26th  1963–1963
 1963–1965     Ralliement créditiste
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Compton, Frontenac and Richmond

Election results[edit]

Mégantic, 1867–1935[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Irvine 1,000
Unknown P.O. Triganne 733
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Édouard Richard 975
Unknown Triganne 857
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Édouard Richard 1,003
Unknown J. Reed 621
Unknown L.P.E. Crépeau 252
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Éphrem Olivier 1,191
Unknown Jos E. Turgeon 881
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette 1,204
Unknown L.O. Olivier 1,085
By-election on 10 June 1884

On election being declared void, 1 April 1884

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal François Langelier 1,259
Unknown J.E. Turgeon 1,222
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges Turcot 1,471
Unknown L.D. Larose 1,336
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette 1,658
Liberal George Turcot 1,547
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges Turcot 2,064
Conservative Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette 1,410
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges Turcot 2,204
Conservative Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette 1,795
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal François-Théodore Savoie 2,453
Conservative Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette 1,950
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal François-Théodore Savoie 2,800
Conservative Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette 2,365
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Turcotte Pacaud 2,986
Unknown Louis Honoré Huard 2,619
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Lucien Turcotte Pacaud acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Turcotte Pacaud 8,715
Unknown Alcide Alphonse Blondin 1,749
By-election on 20 November 1922

On Pacaud's acceptance of an office of emolument
under the Crown, 26 October 1922

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eusèbe Roberge acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eusèbe Roberge 6,929
Conservative Wilfrid Laliberté 3,262
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eusèbe Roberge 6,483
Conservative Camille Roberge 3,243
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eusèbe Roberge 7,609
Conservative Joseph-Théophile Beaudoin 5,757

Mégantic, 1949–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Lafontaine 13,273
Progressive Conservative Oliva Cyr 6,791
Union des électeurs Joseph Gagné 2,230
Co-operative Commonwealth Émile Grenier 415
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Lafontaine 13,951
Progressive Conservative Albert Coté 8,420
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Lafontaine 15,378
Progressive Conservative Robert Gervais 8,300
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gabriel Roberge 13,486
Progressive Conservative C.-Benoît Chartier 13,030
Independent Liberal Gérard Sirois 246
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Raymond Langlois 15,395
Liberal Gabriel Roberge 7,609
Progressive Conservative Jean-Luc Dutil 5,822
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Raymond Langlois 11,329
Liberal Luc Gilbert-Lessard, 9,140
Progressive Conservative Fernand Gagné 4,267
New Democratic Klaude Poulin 1,115
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Raymond Langlois 11,195
Liberal Gaétan Théberge 9,486
Progressive Conservative Fernand Gagné 2,634
New Democratic Claude Lafleur 1,641

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: