Saint-Maurice (electoral district)

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Saint-Maurice
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1966
District abolished 2003
First contested 1968
Last contested 2000

Saint Maurice was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1896.[1] Saint-Maurice was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 2004.[2]

The electoral district of Saint Maurice was "created" in 1867, the continuation of the pre-confederation electoral division with the same delimitation.[1] In 1892, it was merged with the district of Trois-Rivières to form Three Rivers and St. Maurice.[3]

A Saint-Maurice district was re-established in 1966 out of the former districts of Champlain and Saint-Maurice—Laflèche.[4] The district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed into Berthier—Maskinongé and Saint-Maurice—Champlain ridings.[5]

A high-profile MP was the former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, who represented the riding of Saint-Maurice—Laflèche for five years and the riding of Saint-Maurice for 29 years.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This ridings elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Saint Maurice
1st  1867–1868     Louis-Léon Lesieur Désaulniers Conservative
 1868–1872 Élie Lacerte
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1878     Charles Gérin-Lajoie Liberal
4th  1878–1882     Louis-Léon Lesieur Désaulniers Conservative
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891 François-Sévère Lesieur Désaulniers
7th  1891–1896
Riding dissolved into Three Rivers and St. Maurice
Saint-Maurice
Riding re-created from Champlain and Saint-Maurice—Laflèche
28th  1968–1972     Jean Chrétien Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1986
 1986–1988 Gilles Grondin
34th  1988–1993     Denis Pronovost Progressive Conservative
 1993–1993     Independent
35th  1993–1997     Jean Chrétien Liberal
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Berthier—Maskinongé and Saint-Maurice—Champlain

Election results[edit]

Saint Maurice, 1867–1886[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Louis-Léon Lesieur Désaulniers acclaimed
Canadian federal by-election, 30 October 1868
On Mr. Désaulniers' resignation, 29 September 1868
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Élie Lacerte 679 61.84
Unknown E. Gérin 419 38.16
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Élie Lacerte acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Charles Gérin-Lajoie 575 52.46
Conservative Élie Lacerte 521 47.54
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Louis-Léon Lesieur Désaulniers 811 52.59
Unknown S.J. Remington 731 47.41
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Louis-Léon Lesieur Désaulniers 842 65.37
Unknown Pierre Lamy 446 34.63
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative François-Sévère Lesieur Désaulniers 918 58.51
Liberal L.A. Lord 651 41.49
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative François-Sévère Lesieur Désaulniers 894 54.41
Independent Conservative Louis-Léon Lesieur Désaulniers 749 45.59

Saint-Maurice, 1968–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 13,895 44.52
Ralliement créditiste Alphonse Poulin 12,198 39.08
Progressive Conservative Guy Germain 4,570 14.64
New Democratic Jean-Guy Lalancette 550 1.76
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 19,840 56.66
Social Credit Guy Germain 11,363 32.45
Progressive Conservative Antonio Genest 2,227 6.36
New Democratic Robert McLeod 1,032 2.95
Not affiliated Pierre Drolet 552 1.58
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 20,465 65.26
Social Credit Antonio Genest 5,471 17.45
Progressive Conservative Richard Durand 3,501 11.16
New Democratic Claude De Carufel 1,442 4.60
Not affiliated Pierre Rousseau 482 1.54
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 27,243 71.06
Social Credit Pierre-André Hamel 6,837 17.83
Progressive Conservative R. Armand Charbonneau 2,795 7.29
New Democratic Robert Deschamps 952 2.48
Union populaire Pierre Chénard 351 0.92
Marxist–Leninist Normand Beaudoin 160 0.42
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 27,356 76.70
Progressive Conservative R. Armand Charbonneau 2,516 7.05
Social Credit Normand Lafrenière 2,369 6.64
New Democratic Edgar Paquette 1,963 5.50
Rhinoceros J.F. le Calife De Vernal 1,206 3.38
Union populaire Lionel C. Laporte 161 0.45
Marxist–Leninist Normand Beaudoin 95 0.27
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 24,050 58.88
Progressive Conservative Roger Armand Charbonneau 14,468 35.42
New Democratic Danielle Delbecque 1,433 3.51
Parti nationaliste Alain Déry 892 2.18
Canadian federal by-election, 29 September 1986
On Mr. Chrétien's resignation, 27 February 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Gilles Grondin 19,608 58.90
Progressive Conservative Robert Leclerc 6,666 20.02
New Democratic Claude Rompré 6,484 19.48
Parti nationaliste Louise Gravel 428 1.29
Independent John Turmel 104 0.31
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Denis Pronovost 18,741 45.30
New Democratic Claude Rompré 12,463 30.12
Liberal Yvon Milette 10,168 24.58
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 25,200 54.06
Bloc Québécois Claude Rompré 18,896 40.54
Progressive Conservative Pauline B. Daneault 1,909 4.10
Natural Law Christian Simard 372 0.80
New Democratic Robert Des Champs 236 0.51
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Chrétien 22,266 47.30
Bloc Québécois Yves Duhaime 20,664 43.89
Progressive Conservative Denis Vincent 3,657 7.77
New Democratic Eric Hébert 489 1.04
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jean Chrétien 23,345 54.07 $60,591
Bloc Québécois François Marchand 16,821 38.96 $57,038
Alliance Jean-Guy Mercier 1,461 3.38 $500
Progressive Conservative Pierre Blais 866 2.24 $50
New Democratic Raymond Chase 359 0.83 none listed
Communist Sylvain Archambault 223 0.52 $187
Total valid votes 43,175 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,640
Turnout 44,815 72.50
Electors on the lists 61,810
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parliament of Canada, "HISTORY OF FEDERAL RIDINGS SINCE 1867, SAINT MAURICE, Quebec (1867 - 1896)"
  2. ^ Parliament of Canada, "HISTORY OF FEDERAL RIDINGS SINCE 1867, SAINT-MAURICE, Quebec (1968 - 2004)"
  3. ^ Statutes of Canada 1892, c. 11. Effective from the 1896 election.
  4. ^ Representation Order, 1966. Effective from the 1968 election.
  5. ^ Representation Order, 2003. Effective from the 2004 election.

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External links[edit]

Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Vancouver Centre
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1993 – 2003
Succeeded by
LaSalle—Émard