Montmagny—L'Islet

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Montmagny—L'Islet
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1933
District abolished 1967
First contested 1935
Last contested 1965

Montmagny—L'Islet was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1933 from L'Islet and Montmagny ridings.

It initially consisted of:

  • the county of Montmagny, Île-aux-Grues and adjoining Islands, except such part of the said county of Montmagny included in the municipalities of Berthier and Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud;
  • the county of L'Islet, except such part thereof as is included in the municipalities of Ashford, Sainte-Louise, Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Saint-Perpétue and Tourville.

In 1947, it was redefind to consist of:

  • the county of Montmagny (except the municipalities of Berthier and Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud), and the town of Montmagny and the municipality of L'Île-aux-Grues;
  • the county of L'Islet except the municipalities of Ashford, Sainte-Louise, Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Sainte-Perpétue, Tourville and the territory included in the parish of Sainte-Félicité.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the county of Montmagny (except the parish municipalities of Berthier and Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud), the town of Montmagny and the parish municipality of Saint-Antoine L'Ile-aux-Grues;
  • the county of L'Islet (except the township municipality of Ashford, the parish municipality of Sainte-Louise, the municipalities of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Tourville and Sainte-Félicité) and that part of the parish municipality of Sainte-Perpétue included in lots 13 to 56 of Range VIII, Lafontaine Township.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Bellechasse and Kamouraska.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Montmagny—L'Islet
Riding created from L'Islet and Montmagny
18th  1935–1940     Fernand Fafard Liberal
19th  1940–1945 Léo Kemner Laflamme
20th  1945–1949 Jean Lesage
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1958
 1958–1962     Louis Fortin Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Jean-Paul Cook Social Credit
26th  1963–1965     Jean-Charles Richard Berger Liberal
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Bellechasse and Kamouraska

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Fafard 6,826
Conservative Thomas Tremblay 4,611
Reconstruction Fernand Lizotte 271
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal J.-Léo-K. Laflamme 6,890
National Government Wilfrid-A. Ringuet 3,288
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Lesage 7,327
Independent Wilfrid-A. Ringuet 3,028
Social Credit Roger Boulanger 1,721
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Lesage 10,004
Progressive Conservative Georges-Henri Fafard 2,380
Union des électeurs Étienne Caouette 793
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Lesage 10,121
Progressive Conservative Roger Chamard 4,876
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Lesage 9,772
Independent Louis Fortin 6,637
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean Lesage 8,689
Progressive Conservative Denys Dionne 7,963
By-election on 29 September 1958

On Lesage's resignation, 11 June 1958

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Louis Fortin 7,796
Liberal Bernadin Blanchet 6,516
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Jean-Paul Cook 7,629
Liberal Roger Fortin 5,068
Progressive Conservative Louis Fortin 3,599
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Charles Richard Berger 7,096
Social Credit Jean-Paul Cook 5,537
Progressive Conservative Claire Lizotte Pelletier 3,292
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Charles Richard Berger 6,389
Progressive Conservative Robert-B. Lafreniere 4,450
Ralliement créditiste Jean-Baptiste Coté 3,246
New Democratic Jean-Charles Chiasson 341

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