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Kamouraska (electoral district)

Kamouraska was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1869 to 1979. It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. There was no election in 1867 due to riots. There was a by-election held in 1869 in its place. The district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into Bellechasse, Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup and Rimouski ridings.

Kamouraska
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1976
First contested1869 by-election
Last contested1979

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Kamouraska
1st  1867–1869
 1869–1872     Charles-Alphonse-Pantaléon Pelletier Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1877
 1877–1878     Charles-François Roy Conservative
4th  1878–1882     Joseph Dumont Liberal
5th  1882–1887     Charles Bruno Blondeau Conservative
6th  1887–1891     Alexis Dessaint Liberal
7th  1891–1896 Henry George Carroll
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1902
 1902–1904
 1904–1904 Ernest Lapointe
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1919     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
 1920–1921     Charles-Adolphe Stein Liberal
14th  1921–1922
 1922–1925 Joseph Georges Bouchard
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945 Louis Philippe Lizotte
20th  1945–1949 Eugène Marquis
21st  1949–1949
 1949–1953     Arthur Massé Independent Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Benoît Chabot Independent
24th  1958–1962     Charles Richard Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Charles-Eugène Dionne Social Credit
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968     Ralliement créditiste
28th  1968–1971
 1971–1972     Social Credit
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Bellechasse, Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup and Rimouski

Election resultsEdit

By-election on 17 February 1869

No return had been made in 1867, due to riots

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier 1,149
Conservative Adolphe-Basile Routhier 1,105
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Pantaléon Pelletier 1,143
Conservative Adolphe-Basile Routhier 1,045
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier acclaimed
By-election on 19 February 1877

On Mr. Pelletier being called to the Senate, 2 February 1877

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles-François Roy acclaimed
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Dumont 1,254
Conservative Charles-François Roy 1,245
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Bruno Blondeau 1,107
Unknown G. Bouchard 1,089
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal A. Dessaint 1,518
Conservative Charles Bruno Blondeau 1,261
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry George Carroll 1,506
Conservative J.A. Thomas Chapais 1,411
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry George Carroll 1,414
Conservative Linière Taschereau 1,403
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry George Carroll 1,564
Conservative Linière Taschereau 1,383
By-election on 28 February 1902

On Mr. Carroll being appointed Solicitor General, 10 February 1902

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry George Carroll acclaimed
By-election on 12 February 1904

On Mr. Carroll being appointed Judge, 29 January 1904

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ernest Lapointe acclaimed
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ernest Lapointe 1,635
Conservative Jules Langlois 1,419
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ernest Lapointe 1,860
Conservative Wilfrid Adélard Potvin 1,546
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ernest Lapointe 1,840
Conservative Wilfrid Adélard Potvin 1,754
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Ernest Lapointe 3,453
Government (Unionist) Samuel Charles Riou 191
By-election on 31 March 1920

On Mr. Lapointe's resignation, 14 October 1919

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Adolphe Stein acclaimed
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Adolphe Stein 4,822
Independent Joseph Langlais 2,483
By-election on 15 May 1922

Stein accepted an office of emolument from the Crown, 5 May 1922

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Georges Bouchard acclaimed
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges Bouchard 4,425
Conservative Maurice Dupré 2,918
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges Bouchard 4,332
Conservative François-Xavier Pelletier 2,562
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges Bouchard 4,534
Conservative Pierre Audet 4,109
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges Bouchard 6,841
Conservative Charles Richard 3,332
Reconstruction Joseph-Eleuthère Rousseau 206
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Philippe Lizotte 6,965
National Government Thomas-W. Michaud 2,099
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Marquis 6,829
Independent P.-Wilfrid Lévesque 3,999
Social Credit Jean-Robert Ouellet 1,361
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Marquis 7,792
Union des électeurs Joseph-Arthur-Émile Bélanger 1,696
Progressive Conservative Yvon Chamberland 1,437
By-election on 24 October 1949

Marquis accepted an office of emolument from the Crown, 24 August 1949

Party Candidate Votes
Independent Liberal Arthur Massé 6,033
Liberal Gérard Lévesque 5,230
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Liberal Arthur Massé 6,065
Liberal Jean-Paul Pérusse 5,534
Progressive Conservative Philippe Lavergne 229
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Benoît Chabot 6,489
Liberal Arthur Massé 5,988
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Charles Richard 7,691
Liberal André Rousseau 6,847
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Charles-Eugène Dionne 4,550
Liberal Rosaire Anctil 4,165
Progressive Conservative Charles Richard 3,762
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Charles-Eugène Dionne 6,286
Liberal Rosaire Anctil 5,659
Progressive Conservative Paul-Aimé Michaud 767
New Democratic Joseph-Eleuthère Rousseau 143
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Charles-Eugène Dionne 6,127
Liberal Lionel Dessureaux 5,639
Progressive Conservative Paul-Aimé Michaud 300
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Ralliement créditiste Charles-Eugène Dionne 8,762
Liberal Jean-Charles Richard Berger 7,631
Progressive Conservative J.-Rosario Pelletier 4,996
New Democratic Lionel Demers 359
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Charles-Eugène Dionne 14,195
Liberal Lionel Dessureaux 9,053
Progressive Conservative Marthe Leclerc 2,842
New Democratic Yvon Harvey 495
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Charles-Eugène Dionne 11,664
Liberal René J. Bernier 9,484
Progressive Conservative Gontran Bergeron 1,933

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