Missisquoi (electoral district)

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Missisquoi
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867
District abolished 1924
First contested 1867
Last contested 1921

Missisquoi was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1925.

History[edit]

It was created as a riding by the British North America Act, 1867. Missisquoi consisted initially of the County of Missiquoi.

In 1892, it was defined as consisting of the parishes of St. Thomas de Foucault, St. George de Clarenceville (including the village of Clarenceville), St. Armand East (including the village of Frelighsburg), St. Armand West (including the village of Philipsburg), and St. Ignace de Stanbridge; the township of Stanbridge; the town of Bedford; the municipality of Stanbridge Station; the township of Dunham (including the villages of Dunham, Cowansville and Sweetsburg); the west part of the township of Farnham; the town of Farnham; the parish of Lacolle, together with the islands situated in the river Richelieu opposite the parish of Lacolle.

In 1903, the parish of Lacolle, together with the islands situated in the river Richelieu opposite thereto, were transferred to the electoral district of St. Johns—Iberville. The parishes of Notre Dame de Stanbridge and Notre Dame des Anges de Stanbridge were transferred from St. Johns and Iberville to Missisquoi.

It was abolished in 1924 when it was merged into Brome—Missisquoi riding.

The histories of two later Missiquoi ridings are covered in the Brome—Missisquoi article:

  • Missisquoi riding was re-created in 1966 from parts of Brome—Missisquoi, Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville and Stanstead ridings, but was renamed "Brome—Missisquoi" in 1970.
  • A third Missisquoi riding was created in 1976 from Brome—Missisquoi, but was renamed "Brome—Missiquoi" in 1983.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Missisquoi
1st  1867–1870     Brown Chamberlin Conservative
 1870–1872     George Barnard Baker Liberal–Conservative
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1878     William Donahue Liberal
4th  1878–1882     George Barnard Baker Liberal–Conservative
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1888     George Clayes Liberal
 1888–1891 Daniel Bishop Meigs
7th  1891–1896     George Barnard Baker Liberal–Conservative
8th  1896–1900     Daniel Bishop Meigs Liberal
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917 William Frederic Kay
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
Riding dissolved into Brome—Missisquoi

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Brown Chamberlin 1,190
Unknown Mr. Moore 497

By-election: On Mr. Chamberlin's resignation to become Queen's Printer, 7 June 1870

By-election on 5 July 1870
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative George Barnard Baker 975
Unknown Haskell A. Hogell 923
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative George Barnard Baker 1,357
Unknown W.F. Kay 944
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Donahue acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative George Barnard Baker 1,355
Liberal George Clayes 1,209
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative George Barnard Baker 1,426
Liberal George Clayes 1,273
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Clayes 1,590
Liberal–Conservative George Barnard Baker 1,410
Conservative A.H. Gilmour 285

By-election: On Mr. Clayes' death, 3 March 1888

By-election on 27 March 1888
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MEIGS, D.B.
Liberal–Conservative BAKER, George Barnard
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative BAKER, G.B. 1,776
Liberal MEIGS, D.B. 1,617
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MEIGS, D.B. 1,687
Conservative SLACK, G.F. 1,471
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MEIGS, Daniel Bishop 1,864
Conservative COMEAU, Jean-Baptiste 1,838
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MEIGS, D.B. 1,848
Conservative COMEAU, J.B. 1,714
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MEIGS, Daniel Bishop 1,891
Conservative PICKEL, Follis Horace 1,873
Independent FORD, George Edward 50
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal KAY, William Frederic 2,002
Conservative PICKEL, Follis Horace 1,800
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) KAY, William Frederic 2,582
Government (Unionist) ENGLAND, George Provost 1,444
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal KAY, William Frederic 5,268
Conservative GIROUX, François-Xavier-Arthur 2,740

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