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Maisonneuve was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1896 to 1935.

Maisonneuve
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1892
District abolished1933
First contested1896
Last contested1932 by-election

A "Maisonneuve" riding also existed from 1966 to 1970 when it renamed "Maisonneuve—Rosemont", and from 1976 to 1978 when it was renamed "Hochelaga—Maisonneuve". See those article for information on those periods.

This riding was created in 1892 from parts of Hochelaga ridings.

The electoral district of Maisonneuve consisted initially of:

  • the towns of Maisonneuve and Côte St. Louis,
  • the villages of Côte de la Visitation and Mile End, and
  • Hochelaga and St. Jean Baptiste wards in the city of Montreal.

In 1914, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the town of Maisonneuve,
  • Rosemount ward and Longue Point ward of the city of Montreal,
  • Pointe-aux-Trembles town and parish,
  • Rivière-des-Prairies,
  • Sault au Recollet town and parish,
  • St. Léonard-de-Port-Maurice,
  • the town of Montréal Est,
  • the town of St. Michel-de-Laval, and
  • the area on which is situated the St. Jean-de-Dieu hospital.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the portion of the Island of Montreal lying north of a line drawn from Rivière des Prairies along Ste. Claire Avenue, the southern boundary of the Seminary of St. Sulpice's domain, Crémazie Boulevard, St. Hubert Street, Côte St. Michel Road, the northwestern limit of the city of Montreal, Iberville Street, the Canadian Pacific Railway track, Nolan Street, and Bourbonnière Avenue, to the St. Lawrence River.

It was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed into Maisonneuve—Rosemont and Mercier ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Maisonneuve
Riding created from Hochelaga
8th  1896–1900     Raymond Préfontaine Liberal
9th  1900–1902
 1902–1904
10th  1904–1905
 1906–1908     Alphonse Verville Labour
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Rodolphe Lemieux Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Clément Robitaille Liberal
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1932
 1932–1935 Joseph Jean
Riding dissolved into Maisonneuve—Rosemont and Mercier

Election resultsEdit

1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raymond Préfontaine 3,912
Conservative Geo. E. Baril 2,342
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raymond Préfontaine 4,844
Conservative L. Ouimet 3,070

By-election: On Mr. Préfontaine being appointed Minister of Marine and Fisheries, 11 November 1902

By-election on 9 December 1902
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raymond Préfontaine 4,370
Conservative J. Alfred Labelle 2,510
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raymond Préfontaine 5,967
Conservative S. D. Vallières 3,795

By-election: On Mr. Préfontaine's death, 25 December 1905

By-election on 23 February 1906
Party Candidate Votes
Labour Alphonse Verville 4,887
Liberal L. O. Grothe 3,830
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Labour Alphonse Verville 7,358
Independent Frédéric Villeneuve 2,937
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Labour Alphonse Verville 11,538
Conservative Eugène Walter Villeneuve 9,349
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Rodolphe Lemieux 7,173
Government (Unionist) Charles Hazlitt Cahan 3,140
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clément Robitaille 14,222
Independent Zoël Tardif 2,133
Conservative Joseph Émile Bernier 1,944
Independent Joseph-Onézime-Edmon Leclair 151
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clément Robitaille 12,624
Conservative Hubert Desjardins 7,406
Labour William Tremblay 994
Independent Daniel McAvoy 183
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clément Robitaille 16,045
Conservative Raoul Dumouchel 5,166
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Clément Robitaille 18,894
Conservative Hubert Desjardins 13,492
Independent Déus Courchesne 1,053
Conservative Edmond Simard 313

By-election: On Mr. Robitaille's death, 16 January 1932

By-election on 27 June 1932
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Jean 15,748
Conservative Jean Fauteux 14,443
Labour Alexander Gauld 617
Independent Héliodord Binette 567
Independent Déus Courchesne 264

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