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Matane (electoral district)

Matane was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1935, and from 1968 to 1979.

Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1966
District abolished1976
First contested1968
Last contested1974

This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Rimouski riding. It consisted of the part of the county of Rimouski east of the Métis River excluding the part of the parish of St. Angèle de Mérici east of the Métis River. In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the Counties of Matane and Matapédia.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed between Gaspé and Matapédia—Matane ridings.

It was recreated in 1966 from parts of those two ridings. The new riding consisted of:

  • the Towns of Amqui and Matane;
  • the County of Matane (except the village municipality of Price, the parish municipality of Saint-Octave-de-Métis, and the municipality of Grand-Métis);
  • in the County of Gaspé West: the village municipality of Cap-Chat, the parish municipality of Saint-Norbert-du-Cap-Chat, the Townships of Cap-Chat and Romieu without local municipal organization; and
  • in the County of Matapédia: the village municipalities of Causapscal and Lac-au-Saumon; the parish municipalities of Saint-Alexandre-des-Lacs, Saint-Benoît-Joseph-Labre, Saint-Damase, Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Causapscal, Saint-Jean-Baptiste-Vianney, Saint-Léon-le-Grand, Saint-Raphaël-d'Albertville, Saint-Tharcisius and Saint-Zénon-du-Lac-Humqui; the municipalities of Saint-Edmond, Sainte-Florence and Sainte-Marguerite; the territory without local municipal organization comprising the Townships of Casault, Catalogne, Clark, Gravier, part of the Townships of Blais, Jetté, La Vérendrye, Matalic, the Seigniory of Lac-Matapédia, and that part of the Seigniory of Lac-Mitis bounded on the northwest by the prolongation of the line separating the Townships of Nemtayé and Pinault to the southwestern limit of the County of Matapédia.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into Gaspé, Matapédia—Matane and Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine and ridings.


Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Rimouski
13th  1917–1921     François-Jean Pelletier Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
14th  1925–1926 Georges Dionne
15th  1926–1930
16th  1930–1935     Henri LaRue Conservative
Riding dissolved into Gaspé and Matapédia—Matane
Riding re-created from Gaspé and Matapédia—Matane
28th  1968–1972     Pierre de Bané Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Gaspé, Matapédia—Matane and Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Election resultsEdit

Matane, 1917–1935Edit

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) François-Jean Pelletier 5,010
Government (Unionist) Herménégilde Boulay 447
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal François-Jean Pelletier 8,105
Conservative Herménégilde Boulay 2,252
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-Léonidas Dionne 7,660
Conservative Roméo Langlais 3,884
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Georges-Léonidas Dionne 8,880
Conservative Nazaire Bégin 3,727
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph-Ernest-Henri LaRue 7,710
Liberal Georges-Léonidas Dionne 6,975

Matane, 1968–1979Edit

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre de Bané 9,207
Progressive Conservative Julien Chouinard 6,055
Ralliement créditiste Ghislain Gagnon 1,159
New Democratic Marcel Bureau 639
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre de Bané 10,038
Social Credit Léonard Boulay 5,968
Progressive Conservative Yvon Sirois 2,999
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre de Bané 11,194
Progressive Conservative Jacques Lavoie 2,598
Social Credit François Boulay 2,141
New Democratic Mario Turbide 567

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