Restigouche (electoral district)

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Restigouche
New Brunswick electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867, 1966
District abolished 1914, 1996
First contested 1867
Last contested 1993

Restigouche (also known as Restigouche—Chaleur) was a federal electoral district in New Brunswick, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1917 and from 1968 to 1997.

It was created by the British North America Act of 1867. It consisted of the County of Restigouche. It was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Restigouche—Madawaska riding.

It was re-created in 1966 from Restigouche—Madawaska, consisting of the county of Restigouche and the parish of Beresford in the county of Gloucester. It was renamed "Restigouche—Chaleur" in 1989. The riding was abolished in 1996 when it was merged into Madawaska—Restigouche.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Restigouche
1st  1867–1868     John McMillan Liberal
 1868–1870 William Murray Caldwell
 1870–1872     George Moffat Sr. Conservative
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1877
 1878–1878     George Haddow Independent
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887     Robert Moffat Conservative
6th  1887–1887
 1887–1891 George Moffat Jr.
7th  1891–1896     John McAlister Liberal–Conservative
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1904     James Reid Liberal
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1915
Riding dissolved into Restigouche—Madawaska
Riding re-created from Restigouche—Madawaska
28th  1968–1972     Jean-Eudes Dubé Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1975
 1975–1979 Maurice Harquail
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Albert Girard Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Guy Arseneault Liberal
Restigouche—Chaleur
35th  1993–1997     Guy Arseneault Liberal
Riding dissolved into Madawaska—Restigouche

Election results[edit]

Restigouche—Chaleur, 1993–1997[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Guy Arseneault 21,008 70.5 +21.1
  Progressive Conservative Bruce MacIntosh 5,913 19.8 -20.2
  New Democratic Party Nancy Quigley 2,051 6.9 -3.7
  Natural Law Laurent Maltais 824 2.8 +2.8
Total 29,796

Restigouche, 1968–1993[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Guy Arseneault 15,252 49.4 +9.7
  Progressive Conservative Al Girard 12,366 40.0 -5.6
  New Democratic Party Nancy Quigley 3,272 10.6 -4.1
Total 30,890
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Al Girard 14,089 45.6 +26.7
  Liberal Maurice Harquail 12,250 39.7 -21.6
  New Democratic Party Gilles Halley 4,526 14.7 -1.8
Total 30,865
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Maurice Harquail 16,560 61.3 +5.4
  Progressive Conservative D. Bennett MacDonald 5,119 18.9 -6.5
  New Democratic Party Aurele Ferlatte 4,457 16.5 -1.3
Rhinoceros Arthur Doucet 692 2.6 +2.6
  Independent André Dumont 207 0.8 +0.8
Total 27,035
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Maurice Harquail 14,840 55.9 +4.3
  Progressive Conservative J. Roger Pichette 7,009 26.4 -7.7
  New Democratic Party Gail Walsh 4,718 17.8 +10.0
Total 26,567
By-election, October 14, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Maurice Harquail 9,158 51.6 -3.9
  Progressive Conservative Roger Caron 6,059 34.1 +13.2
  New Democratic Party Edgar Dugas 1,392 7.8 -2.3
Social Credit Laurence Audet 1,140 6.4 -7.2
Total 17,749
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Jean-Eudes Dubé 12,492 55.5 +6.8
  Progressive Conservative Guy Laviolette 4,695 20.9 -1.9
Social Credit Benoit Castonguay 3,053 13.6 +13.6
  New Democratic Party Edgar Dugas 2,262 10.1 +5.5
Total 22,502
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Jean-Eudes Dubé 11,650 48.7 -2.4
  Independent Alexander Sandy MacLean 5,698 23.8 +23.8
  Progressive Conservative Guy Laviolette 5,450 22.8 -13.2
  New Democratic Party Edgar Dugas 1,110 4.6 +0.8
Total 23,908
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Jean-Eudes Dubé 9,991 51.1 *
  Progressive Conservative Hector Arseneault 7,049 36.0 *
     Ralliement créditiste André Boudreau 1,769 9.0 *
  New Democratic Party Bruce Peacock 748 3.8 *
Total 19,557

Restigouche, 1867–1917[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal REID, James 1,512
Conservative MONTGOMERY, William Scott 1,170
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal REID, James 1,256
Conservative MOTT, William Albert 1,123
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal REID, James 1,274
Conservative MOTT, Wm. Albert 836
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal REID, James 1,221
Conservative MCALLISTER, John 744
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative MCALISTER, John 794
Liberal HADOW, G. 750
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative MCALISTER, John 735
Conservative MOFFATT, George 519

By-election: On Mr. Moffatt's death, 25 April 1887

By-election on 21 May 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MOFFATT, George acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Robert Moffat 420
Independent George Haddow 293
Unknown J. McAlister 277
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Robert Moffat 452
Unknown J. McAlister 181
Independent George Haddow 135
Unknown D. Ritchie 88
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Independent George Haddow acclaimed

By-election: On Mr. Moffatt's resignation, Dec. 1877

By-election on 12 January 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Independent George Haddow acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Moffat Sr. acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Moffat Sr. 593
Unknown A. McKenzie 144
Unknown J.C. Barberie 25

By-election: On Mr. Caldwell's death, 29 September 1870

By-election on 29 November 1870
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Moffat Sr. 411
Unknown A.C. Des Brisay 233

By-election: On Mr. McMillan being appointed Inspector of Post Offices in New Brunswick, and on his subsequent resignation

By-election on 13 March 1868
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Murray Caldwell 353
Conservative George Moffat Sr. 306
Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John McMillan 370
Unknown John Phillips 259

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: