Trois-Rivières (Lower Canada)

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Trois-Rivières
Lower Canada electoral district
Defunct pre-Confederation electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada
District created 1792
District abolished 1838
First contested 1792
Last contested 1834

Under the Constitutional Act of 1791, the district of Trois-Rivières was established. Its boundaries roughly covered the pre-merger city of Trois-Rivières.[1]

Trois-Rivières was represented simultaneously by two Members at the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada.

Members for Trois-Rivières (1792-1838)[edit]

  Name Party Election [2]
  John Lees [3] Tory Party 1792
  John Lees Tory Party 1796
  John Lees Tory Party 1800
  John Lees Tory Party 1804
  Ezekiel Hart [4] Tory Party 1807
  Ezekiel Hart [5] Tory Party 1808
  Mathew Bell Tory Party 1809
  Mathew Bell Tory Party 1810
  Charles Richard Ogden Tory Party 1814
  Charles Richard Ogden [6] Tory Party 1816
  Charles Richard Ogden Tory Party Spring 1820
  Charles Richard Ogden [7] Tory Party Summer 1820
  Étienne Ranvoyzé [8] Parti Canadien 1824
  Charles Richard Ogden Tory Party 1826
  Charles Richard Ogden Tory Party 1827
  Charles Richard Ogden [9] Tory Party 1830
  Jean Desfossés Parti Patriote 1833
  Edward Barnard Parti Patriote 1834
  Name Party Election
  Nicolas Saint-Martin Parti Canadien 1792
  Pierre-Amable de Bonne [10] Tory Party 1796
  Pierre-Amable de Bonne Tory Party 1800
  Louis-Charles Foucher [11] Tory Party 1804
  Joseph Badeaux Tory Party 1808
  Joseph Badeaux [12] Tory Party 1809
  Thomas Coffin Tory Party 1810
  Amable Berthelot Parti Canadien 1814
  Pierre Vézina Tory Party 1816
  Marie-Joseph Godefroy de Tonnancour Parti Canadien Spring 1820
  Joseph Badeaux Tory Party Summer 1820
  Amable Berthelot [13] Parti Canadien 1824
  Pierre-Benjamin Dumoulin Parti Canadien 1827
  Pierre-Benjamin Dumoulin [14] Parti Canadien 1830
  René-Joseph Kimber Parti Patriote 1832
  René-Joseph Kimber Parti Patriote 1834

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ History of the electoral map of Québec, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec.
  2. ^ By-elections are indicated with Italic font.
  3. ^ Lees was Member of the Executive Council from 1794 until his death in 1804.
  4. ^ Hart was prevented from fulfilling his duties because of his Jewish faith.
  5. ^ Hart was again prevented from taking his seat because of his Jewish background.
  6. ^ In 1816, Ogden was convicted of defamation and sent to prison by political opponent and Judge Pierre-Stanislas Bédard.
  7. ^ Ogden lost the 1824 election.
  8. ^ Ranvoyzé died in office in 1826.
  9. ^ Ogden resigned in 1833 to become a Cabinet Member.
  10. ^ de Bonne was Member of the Executive Council from 1794 until his death in 1816.
  11. ^ Foucher lost the 1808 election.
  12. ^ Badeaux lost the 1810 election.
  13. ^ In 1827, Berthelot was defeated in the district of Uptown Quebec.
  14. ^ Dumoulin resigned in 1832.

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