Pontiac—Témiscamingue

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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the provincial electoral district, see Pontiac-Témiscamingue.
Pontiac—Témiscamingue
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1947
District abolished 1967
First contested 1949
Last contested 1965

Pontiac—Témiscamingue was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1947 from Pontiac riding.

It was defined to consist of:

  • the county of Pontiac;
  • the towns of Belleterre and Témiscamingue and the county of Témiscamingue, except the township of Montreuil, Rémigny, Beaumesnil, Clérion, Chabert, Landanet, Mazérac, Jourdan, Pélissier and Granet and all the townships situated north of Granet.

In 1966, it was split into the new electoral districts of Pontiac and Témiscamingue.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Pontiac—Témiscamingue
Riding created from Pontiac
21st  1949–1953     Hugh Proudfoot Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962     Paul Martineau Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965[1]
27th  1965–1968     Thomas Lefebvre Liberal
Riding dissolved into Pontiac and Témiscamingue

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh Proudfoot 7,817
Progressive Conservative John McLean Argue 5,149
Independent Liberal Philippe Chabot 3,041
Union des électeurs Charles-Alfred Sauvé 1,562
Co-operative Commonwealth Douglas Langford Campbell 362
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh Proudfoot 9,041
Progressive Conservative Hector Bélec 6,373
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh Proudfoot 8,642
Progressive Conservative Paul-A. Martineau 7,878
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Paul Martineau 8,842
Liberal Hugh Proudfoot 8,431
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Paul Martineau 6,137
Liberal Paul-Oliva Goulet 6,005
Social Credit Laurent Legault 4,624
New Democratic Alex Parker 381
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Paul Martineau 6,448
Liberal Paul-Oliva Goulet 6,448
Social Credit Yvan Beaulé 3,339
New Democratic Lorne Catherwood 351

N.B. Mr. Martineau elected by the casting vote of the Returning Officer

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Lefebvre 6,593
Progressive Conservative Paul Martineau 6,322
Ralliement créditiste Camil Samson 3,279
New Democratic Kenneth Morris 434
Independent SC Terrence O'Reilly 194

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The election resulted in a tie, 6,448 votes for both PC candidate Paul Martineau and Liberal candidate Paul-Oliva Goulet. The casting vote of the Returning Officer went to Paul Martineau.