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Châteauguay was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1917 and from 1979 to 2004.

Châteauguay
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1976
District abolished2003
First contested1979
Last contested2000

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HistoryEdit

It was created by the British North America Act of 1867. In 1914, it was amalgamated with Huntingdon to become Châteauguay—Huntingdon riding.

The riding was recreated in 1976 from portions of Laprairie and Beauharnois—Salaberry ridings. It consisted of:

  • the Towns of Châteauguay, Châteauguay-Centre, Delson, Léry, Mercier, Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Constant and Saint-Rémi;
  • in the County of Châteauguay: the parish municipalities of Sainte-Clothilde, Sainte-Martine and Saint-Urbain-Premier; the municipality of Saint-Paul-de-Châteauguay;
  • in the County of Laprairie: the parish municipality of Saint-Isidore; the municipality of Saint-Mathieu; the Indian Reserve of Caughnawaga No. 14; and
  • in the County of Napierville: the parish municipalities of Saint-Michel and Saint-Rémi.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the Towns of Châteauguay, Delson, Mercier, Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Constant and Saint-Rémi;
  • in the County of Laprairie: the parish municipalities of Saint-Isidore, Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur and Saint-Philippe; the Municipality of Saint-Mathieu; the Indian Reserve of Kahnawake No. 14; and
  • in the County of Napierville: the parish municipalities of Saint-Édouard, Saint-Michel and Saint-Patrick-de-Sherrington.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the cities of Châteauguay, Delson, Léry, Mercier, Saint-Constant, Saint-Rémi and Sainte-Catherine;
  • the County Regional Municipality of Roussillon, including Kahnawake Indian Reserve No. 14 (Caughnawaga), excepting: the cities of Candiac and La Prairie; the Parish Municipality of Saint-Philippe; and
  • in the County Regional Municipality of Les Jardins-de-Napierville: the parish municipalities of Saint-Édouard, Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur and Saint-Michel.

It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed into Beauharnois—Salaberry, Saint-Jean and Châteauguay—Saint-Constant ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Châteauguay
1st  1867–1872     Luther Hamilton Holton Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1880
 1880–1882 Edward Holton
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1896 James Pollock Brown
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1913
 1913–1917     James Morris Conservative
Riding dissolved into Châteauguay—Huntingdon
Riding re-created from Laprairie and Beauharnois—Salaberry
31st  1979–1980     Ian Watson Liberal
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Ricardo López Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Maurice Godin Bloc Québécois
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004 Robert Lanctôt
Riding dissolved into Beauharnois—Salaberry, Saint-Jean
and Châteauguay—Saint-Constant

Election resultsEdit

1867 - 1917Edit

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Luther Hamilton Holton 1,013
Unknown Thomas Kennedy Ramsay[1] 586
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Luther Hamilton Holton 907
Unknown R. Stuart 669
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Luther Hamilton Holton 911
Unknown J. Tantone 519
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Luther Hamilton Holton 936
Unknown L. A. Seers 757

By-election: On Mr. Holton's death, 14 March 1880

By-election on 17 April 1880
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Holton 838
Unknown P. Laberge 725
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Holton 860
Unknown F. A. Quinn 799
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Holton 1,120
Conservative Michael Joseph Francis Quinn 767
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Pollock Brown 1,246
Independent R. N. Walsh 1,148
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Pollock Brown 1,594
Conservative C. Lecavalier 894
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Pollock Brown 1,301
Conservative William Greig 872
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Pollock Brown 1,370
Conservative John George Bryson 906
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Pollock Brown 1,397
Conservative Campbell Lane 1,092
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Pollock Brown 1,281
Conservative James Morris 1,241

By-election: On Mr. Brown's death, 30 May 1913

By-election on 11 October 1913
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Morris 1,412
Liberal Sydney Arthur Fisher 1,267

1979 - 2004Edit

Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ian Watson 27,485
Progressive Conservative Yves Longtin 5,909
Social Credit Jean Lachaine 3,668
New Democratic Ginette Bourdon 2,404
Rhinoceros Cher Logue Georges Duchesne 883
Union populaire Guy Cousineau 213
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ian Watson 27,152
New Democratic William W. Evans 4,203
Progressive Conservative Jean Dugre 3,311
Social Credit Paul-André Boucher 1,182
Union populaire Jean-Denis Paquette 570
Marxist–Leninist Jane Woods 199
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ricardo López 21,318
Liberal Ian Watson 17,313
New Democratic Robert Vigneault 5,083
Parti nationaliste Jean-Guy Lafrenaye 1,630
Libertarian Guy Pelletier 284
Commonwealth of Canada Gilles A. Grisé 124
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Ricardo López 22,439
Liberal Jean-Marc Fournier 16,422
New Democratic Pierre Hétu 8,282
Not affiliated André Turcot 1,724
Rhinoceros Hubert Le Tube Simon 1,250
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Maurice Godin 34,271
Liberal Kimon Valaskakis 18,012
Progressive Conservative Ricardo López 5,749
New Democratic Luc Proulx 850
Commonwealth of Canada Stéphane Beauregard 317
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Maurice Godin 25,909
Liberal Sergio Pavone 19,167
Progressive Conservative George F. Lavoie 11,112
New Democratic Hannah Rogers 794
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc Québécois Robert Lanctôt 26,284
Liberal Carole Marcil 22,972
Alliance Ricardo López 3,120
Progressive Conservative Réjeanne Rioux 2,041
Natural Law Margaret Larrass 743
New Democratic Robert Lindblad 622

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Riding history from the] Library of Parliament