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Berthier was a federal electoral district in the Canadian province of Quebec that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925.

Berthier
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1924
First contested1867
Last contested1921

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867, and was abolished in 1924 when it was merged into Berthier—Maskinongé riding.

A second "Berthier" riding was created in 1966. This riding was renamed Berthier—Maskinongé in 1975. Please see the article on that riding for the history of Berthier during this period.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Berthier
1st  1867–1872     Anselme-Homère Pâquet Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1875
 1875–1878     Edward Octavian Cuthbert Conservative
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891     Cléophas Beausoleil Liberal
7th  1891–1896
8th  1896–1899
 1900–1900 Joseph-Éloi Archambault
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911 Arthur Ecrément
12th  1911–1917     Joseph-Arthur Barrette Conservative
13th  1917–1921     Théodore Gervais Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
Riding dissolved into Berthier—Maskinongé

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Anselme-Homère Pâquet 1,131
Unknown Trachemontagne 1,095
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Anselme-Homère Pâquet 757
Conservative Cuthbert 15
Unknown Barthe 0
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Anselme-Homère Pâquet acclaimed

By-election: On Mr. Paquet being called to the Senate

By-election on 27 February 1875
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Edward Octavian Cuthbert 1,056
Unknown Isaie Stanislas Norbert Drainville 784
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Edward Octavian Cuthbert 1,134
Unknown P. Beliveau 915
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Edward Octavian Cuthbert 1,138
Unknown Louis Sylvestre 1,120
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Cléophas Beausoleil 1,535
Conservative J. B. Robillard 1,304
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Cléophas Beausoleil 1,522
Conservative Victor Allard 1,365
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Cléophas Beausoleil acclaimed

By-election: Mr. C. Beausoleil appointed Postmaster of Montreal 1 December 1899.

By-election on 18 January 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Éloi Archambault acclaimed
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Éloi Archambault 1,529
Conservative F. O. Lamarche 1,235
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Éloi Archambault 1,707
Conservative T. Michaud 1,498
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Ecrément 1,887
Conservative Victor Allard 1,622
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph-Arthur Barrette 1,638
Liberal Arthur Ecrément 1,612
Independent Jean Joseph Denis 383
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Théodore Gervais 2,422
Independent Liberal Arthur Ecrément 1,440
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Théodore Gervais 4,910
Conservative Joseph-Arthur Barrette 2,615

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