Nicolet—Yamaska

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Nicolet—Yamaska
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1933
District abolished 1967
First contested 1935
Last contested 1965

Nicolet—Yamaska was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1968.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1933 from Nicolet and Yamaska ridings.

It was defined initially to consist of:

  • the county of Nicolet except such part thereof as is included in the municipalities of Lemieux Ste-Cécile-de-Lévrard, St-Joseph-de-Blandford, Ste-Marie-de-Blandford, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, Ste-Sophie-de-Lévrard and the village of Manseau;
  • the county of Yamaska except that part of the parish and the village of St-Michel lying west of the river Yamaska.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the county of Nicolet, (except the municipalities of Lemieux, Ste. Cécile-de-Lévrard, St. Joseph-de-Blandford, Ste. Marie-de-Blandford, St. Pierre-les-Becquets, Ste. Sophie-de-Lévrard and the villages of Manseau and les Becquets), and the town of Nicolet;
  • the county of Yamaska;
  • that part of the county of Drummond included in the municipalities of St. Edmond-de-Grantham and St. Majorique-de-Grantham;
  • that part of the county of Arthabaska included in the municipalities of Ste. Anne-du-Sault and Maddington and the village of Daveluyville;
  • that part of the county of Richelieu included in the municipality of St. Marcel.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the county of Nicolet (except the municipality of Lemieux, the parish municipalities of Sainte-Cécile-de-Lévrard, Saint-Joseph-de-Blandford, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard, and the village municipalities of Manseau and Les-Becquets), and the town of Nicolet;
  • the county of Yamaska;
  • that part of the county of Drummond included in the parish municipalities of Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham and Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham;
  • that part of the county of Arthabaska included in the parish municipality of Sainte-Anne-du-Sault, the township municipality of Maddington and the village municipality of Daveluyville;
  • that part of the county of Richelieu included in the parish municipality of Saint-Marcel.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Lotbinière, Drummond and Richelieu ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Nicolet—Yamaska
Riding created from Nicolet and Yamaska
18th  1935–1940     Lucien Dubois Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1948     Independent Liberal
 1949–1949     Renaud Chapdelaine Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953     Maurice Boisvert Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Paul Comtois Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963 Clément Vincent
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1966
 1966–1968     Florian Côté Liberal
Riding dissolved into Lotbinière, Drummond and Richelieu

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Dubois 9,542
Conservative Aimé Chassé 6,770
Reconstruction Joseph-Léon-Kemner Laflamme 108
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Dubois 7,445
Liberal François-Moras Manseau 6,865
National Government Joseph-Henri Belcourt 410
Independent Conservative Léo Coté 232
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Liberal Lucien Dubois 7,973
Liberal Paul-Arthur Trahan 6,658
Progressive Conservative Joseph-Archie-Albéric Mondou 944
By-election on 7 February 1949

Dubois died, 8 November 1948

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Renaud Chapdelaine 8,382
Liberal Paul-A. Trahan 8,095
Independent Liberal Romulus Manseau 469
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Boisvert 10,208
Progressive Conservative Renaud Chapdelaine 9,860
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurice Boisvert 9,483
Independent Liberal Roger Cloutier 7,397
Progressive Conservative Armand Proulx 2,396
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Paul Comtois 9,805
Liberal René Blondin 9,292
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Paul Comtois 11,880
Liberal Gilles Pellerin 7,219
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Clément Vincent 8,861
Liberal Lorenzo Saint-Arnaud 7,427
Social Credit Denis Cournoyer 3,233
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Clément Vincent 9,438
Liberal Lorenzo Saint-Arnaud 8,124
Social Credit Gérard Lupien 1,825
New Democratic Claude Rondeau 228
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Clément Vincent 11,734
Liberal Jean Arsenault 6,090
Ralliement créditiste Roméo Marsan 368
New Democratic Rodolphe Guillemette 210
By-election on 19 September 1966

Clément Vincent resigned, 4 May 1966

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Florian Côté 7,936
Conservative Normand Beaudoin 6,842
Independent Jean Marc Denoncourt 1,129
New Democratic Georges-Henri Forcier 588
  Droit vital personnel H.-Georges Grenier 44

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