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Dorchester was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1968.

Dorchester
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1966
First contested1867
Last contested1965

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867, which preserved the existing electoral districts in Lower Canada at the time. In 1966, it was redistributed into the Beauce, Bellechasse and Lévis electoral districts.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Dorchester
1st  1867–1872     Hector-Louis Langevin Conservative
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1875     François Fortunat Rouleau Liberal–Conservative
 1875–1878
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887     Charles Alexander Lesage Conservative
6th  1887–1887     Henri-Jules Juchereau Duchesnay Nationalist Conservative
 1888–1891     Honoré Julien Jean-Baptiste Chouinard Conservative
7th  1891–1896     Cyrille Émile Vaillancourt Nationalist
8th  1896–1900     Jean-Baptiste Morin Conservative
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911     Joseph Alfred Ernest Roy Liberal
12th  1911–1917     Albert Sévigny Conservative
 1917–1917
13th  1917–1921     Lucien Cannon Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1926
 1926–1930
17th  1930–1935     Onésime Gagnon Conservative
18th  1935–1940     Léonard Tremblay Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957     Robert Perron Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1958     Joseph-Armand Landry Liberal
24th  1958–1962     Noël Drouin Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Pierre-André Boutin Social Credit
26th  1963–1963
 1963–1965     Ralliement créditiste
27th  1965–1968     Gustave Côté Liberal
Riding dissolved into Beauce, Bellechasse and Lévis

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hector-Louis Langevin acclaimed
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hector-Louis Langevin 1,044
Unknown E.H. Marceau 724
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative François Fortunat Rouleau 895
Unknown E.H. Marceau 874
By-election on 14 December 1875

Rouleau unseated on petition, 8 July 1875

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative François Fortunat Rouleau 1,086
Unknown Alfred Morrisset 620
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative François Fortunat Rouleau 1,081
Unknown H. Marceau 362
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Alexander Lesage acclaimed
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
     Nationalist Conservative Henri Jules Juchereau Duchesnay 1,565
Conservative Charles Alexander Lesage 1,089
By-election on 7 January 1888

Duchesnay's death, 6 July 1887

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Honoré Julien Jean-Baptiste Chouinard acclaimed
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Nationaliste Cyrille Émile Vaillancourt acclaimed
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Jean-Baptiste Morin 1,480
Nationaliste C.E. Vaillancourt 1,150
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Jean-Baptiste Morin 1,691
Liberal J.S. Ouellet 1,322
Independent F.X. Guay 90
Unknown F.F. Rouleau 27
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Jean-Baptiste Morin 1,773
Parti nationaliste C.E. Vaillancourt 1,429
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ernest Roy 2,084
Conservative Edmund James Flynn 1,921
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Albert Sévigny 2,506
Liberal Ernest Roy 2,164
By-election on 27 January 1917

Sévigny appointed Minister of Inland Revenue, 8 January 1917

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Albert Sévigny 2,719
Liberal Lucien Cannon 2,445
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Lucien Cannon 4,228
Government (Unionist) Albert Sévigny 497
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Cannon 5,744
Conservative Philomon Vallière 2,703
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Cannon 5,167
Conservative Louis Joseph Gauthier 3,666
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Cannon 5,627
Conservative Robert Coté 3,640
By-election on 2 November 1926

Cannon's acceptance of an office of emolument
under the Crown, 5 October 1926

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Cannon acclaimed
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Onésime Gagnon 5,771
Liberal Lucien Cannon 5,433
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Léonard-David Tremblay 5,186
Conservative Onésime Gagnon 5,098
Unknown J.-Adalbert Guay 154
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Léonard-David Tremblay 5,573
Independent Emmett O'Farrel 4,721
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Léonard-David Tremblay 5,149
Independent Emile Boiteau 4,291
Social Credit Joseph-Ernest Grégoire 1,843
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Léonard-David Tremblay 6,983
Progressive Conservative Gérard Corriveau 6,762
Union des électeurs Louis-Philippe Bouchard 1,020
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Perron 7,762
Liberal Joseph-Armand Landry 7,656
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Armand Landry 8,054
Progressive Conservative Robert Perron 7,702
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Noël Drouin 8,766
Liberal Joseph-Armand Landry 7,111
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Pierre-André Boutin 7,701
Liberal Francis O'Farrell 3,939
Progressive Conservative Noël Drouin 3,582
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Pierre-André Boutin 5,830
Liberal Francis O'Farrell 4,801
Progressive Conservative Robert Perron 3,597
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gustave Côté 4,602
Progressive Conservative Albert Rioux 3,802
Ralliement créditiste Pierre-André Boutin 3,786
New Democratic Henri Lessard 494

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