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Mégantic (provincial electoral district)

Mégantic is a provincial electoral district in the Estrie and Chaudière-Appalaches regions of Quebec, Canada.

Mégantic
Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
MNA
 
 
 
François Jacques
Coalition Avenir Québec
District created1867
District abolished1972
District re-created2011
First contested1867
Last contested2018
Demographics
Population (2011)49,055
Electors (2014)[1]38,589
Area (km²)[2]5,266.8
Pop. density (per km²)9.3
Census divisionsCoaticook (part), Le Granit (part), Le Val-Saint-François (part), Les Appalaches (part)
Census subdivisionsAscot Corner, Audet, Beaulac-Garthby, Bury, Chartierville, Cookshire-Eaton, Disraeli (parish), Disraeli (city), Dudswell, East Angus, Frontenac, Hampden, Lac-Drolet, Lac-Mégantic, Lambton, La Patrie, Lingwick, Marston, Milan, Nantes, Newport, Notre-Dame-des-Bois, Piopolis, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn, Sainte-Cécile-de-Whitton, Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton, Sainte-Praxède, Saint-Romain, Saint-Sébastien, Scotstown, Stoke, Stornoway, Stratford, Val-Racine, Weedon, Westbury

It was created for the 1867 election (and an electoral district of that name existed earlier in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada). It was abolished before the 1973 election and its territory was mostly divided between Lotbinière and Frontenac; a small part also went to Arthabaska. Despite the name, none of the territory of Mégantic went into the newly created Mégantic-Compton. However, Mégantic-Compton was abolished before the 2012 election and its successor electoral district was the recreated Mégantic,[3] which contains most of the former area Mégantic-Compton, as well as parts of Johnson, Richmond, and Frontenac as they existed prior to the 2012 election.

Members of the Legislative Assembly / National AssemblyEdit

Legislature Years Member Party
1st  1867–1871     George Irvine Conservative
2nd  1871–1874
 1874–1875     Independent
3rd  1875–1876     Liberal
 1876–1878     Andrew Kennedy Conservative
4th  1878–1881     George Irvine Liberal
5th  1881–1884
 1884–1886 John Whyte
6th  1886–1888     Andrew Stuart Johnson Conservative
 1888–1890     William Rhodes Liberal
7th  1890–1892     Andrew Stuart Johnson Conservative
8th  1892–1897 James King
9th  1897–1900     George Robert Smith Liberal
10th  1900–1904
11th  1904–1908
12th  1908–1912     David Henry Pennington Conservative
13th  1912–1916     Joseph Demers Liberal
14th  1916–1919 Lauréat Lapierre
15th  1919–1923
16th  1923–1927
17th  1927–1931
18th  1931–1935
19th  1935–1936     Tancrède Labbé Action liberale nationale
20th  1936–1939     Union Nationale
21st  1939–1940     Louis Houde Liberal
 1940–1944     Tancrède Labbé Union Nationale
22nd  1944–1948
23rd  1948–1952
24th  1952–1956
25th  1956–1956†
 1957–1960 Joseph-Émile Fortin
26th  1960–1962     Émilien Maheux Liberal
27th  1962–1966
28th  1966–1970     Marc Bergeron Union Nationale
29th  1970–1973     Bernard Dumont Ralliement créditiste
Riding dissolved into Lotbinière, Frontenac and Arthabaska
Riding re-created from Mégantic-Compton, Johnson, Richmond
and Frontenac
40th  2012–2014     Ghislain Bolduc Liberal
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–Present     François Jacques Coalition Avenir Québec

Election resultsEdit

2012 - presentEdit

2018 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Avenir Québec François Jacques 12,593 47.53 +24.66
Liberal Robert G. Roy 5,257 19.84 -20.95
Québec solidaire Andrée Larrivée 4,228 15.96 +10.16
Parti Québécois Gloriane Blais 3,325 12.55 -17.10
Green Sylvain Dodier 809 3.05 -
Citoyens au pouvoir Richard Veilleux 281 1.06 -
Total valid votes 26.493 98.60
Total rejected ballots 377 1.40
Turnout 26,870 69.15
Eligible voters 38,856
2014 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ghislain Bolduc 10,840 40.79 +5.70
Parti Québécois Isabelle Hallé 7,879 29.65 -1.57
Coalition Avenir Québec Pierre-Luc Boulanger 6,078 22.87 -2.75
Québec solidaire Ludovick Nadeau 1,541 5.80 +0.40
Option nationale Évelyne Beaudin 236 0.89 -0.78
Total valid votes 26,574 98.59
Total rejected ballots 381 1.41
Turnout 26,955 69.85 -4.59
Electors on the lists 38,589
Liberal hold Swing +3.64
2012 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ghislain Bolduc 9,946 35.09 -9.32
Parti Québécois Gloriane Blais 8,847 31.22 -4.35
Coalition Avenir Québec Raymonde Lapointe 7,260 25.62 +9.49
Québec solidaire William Leclerc Bellavance 1,531 5.40 +1.74
Option nationale Jasmin Roy-Rouleau 473 1.67
Independent Jacques Audet 178 0.63
Independent Jean-Luc Perron 106 0.37
Total valid votes 28,341 98.76
Total rejected ballots 355 1.24
Turnout 28,696 74.44  
Electors on the lists 38,548
Liberal hold Swing -2.49

^ Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ.

1867 - 1970Edit

1970 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ralliement créditiste Bernard Dumont 8,201 28.79
Union Nationale Marc Bergeron 7,700 27.04 -19.34
Liberal Paul-E. Giguère 6,954 24.42 -19.67
Parti Québécois Guy Lebel 5,626 19.75 +10.22*
Total valid votes 28,481 96.02
Total rejected ballots 1,181 3.98
Turnout 29,662 88.09 +4.01
Electors on the lists 33,674

* Result compared to Ralliement national

1966 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Union Nationale Marc Bergeron 11,894 46.38
Liberal Pierre-Émilien Maheux 11,306 44.09
Ralliement national Harold Vachon 2,443 9.53
Total valid votes 25,643 98.59
Total rejected ballots 367 1.41
Turnout 26,010 84.08
Electors on the lists 30,936
1962 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pierre-Émilien Maheux 13,182 55.05
Union Nationale Joseph-Henri Paquet 10,762 44.95
Total valid votes 23,944 99.28
Total rejected ballots 173 0.72
Turnout 24,117 88.95
Electors on the lists 27,114
1960 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pierre-Émilien Maheux 14,221 59.22
Union Nationale Joseph-Émile Fortin 9,794 40.78
Total valid votes 24,015 98.56
Total rejected ballots 351 1.44
Turnout 24,366 88.95
Electors on the lists 26,520


Quebec provincial by-election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes %
Union Nationale Joseph-Émile Fortin 13,799 64.77
Liberal Pierre-Émilien Maheux 7,504 35.23
Total valid votes 21,303 99.11
Total rejected ballots 191 0.89
Turnout 21,494 84.10
Electors on the lists 25,559

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/provincial/electoral-map/general-information-on-the-provincial-electoral-divisions-2011.php?bsq=103&section=population
  2. ^ http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/provincial/electoral-map/general-information-on-the-provincial-electoral-divisions-2011.php?bsq=103&section=superficie
  3. ^ Commission de la représentation électorale (January 2012). "The electoral map of Québec 2011: Final Report" (PDF). Retrieved March 21, 2012.

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