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Nicolet (electoral district)

Nicolet was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1935.

Nicolet
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1933
First contested1867
Last contested1930

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867 which preserved existing electoral districts in Lower Canada. It consisted of the County of Nicolet. From 1903 to 1924, it included the parishes of Ste. Brigitte, Ste. Eulalie, Ste. Perpétue and St. Samuel. It was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed into Lotbinière and Nicolet—Yamaska ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Nicolet
1st  1867–1872     Joseph Gaudet Conservative
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1877
 1877–1878     François-Xavier-Ovide Méthot Independent Conservative
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1884
 1884–1887     Athanase Gaudet Nationalist Conservative
6th  1887–1888
 1888–1891     Fabien Boisvert Independent Conservative
7th  1891–1896     Joseph-Hector Leduc Liberal
8th  1896–1897     Fabien Boisvert Conservative
 1897–1900     Joseph-Hector Leduc Liberal
9th  1900–1904     Georges Ball Conservative
10th  1904–1906     Rodolphe Lemieux Liberal
 1906–1907 Charles Ramsay Devlin
 1907–1908 Gustave-Adolphe-Narcisse Turcotte
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1916     Paul-Émile Lamarche Conservative
13th  1917–1921     Arthur Trahan Liberal
14th  1921–1923
 1923–1925 Joseph-Félix Descôteaux
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935 Lucien Dubois
Riding dissolved into Lotbinière and Nicolet—Yamaska

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Gaudet 1,070
Unknown Mr. Rousseau 499
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Gaudet 1,423
Unknown N. Trahan 120
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Gaudet 1,290
Unknown G. David 951

By-election: On Mr. Gaudet being appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec, for Kennebec Division, 31 October 1877

By-election on 18 December 1877
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative François-Xavier-Ovide Méthot 1,387
Liberal Gustave-Adolphe-Narcisse Turcotte 1,018
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative François-Xavier-Ovide Méthot 1,759
Liberal Gustave-Adolphe-Narcisse Turcotte 1,018
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative François-Xavier-Ovide Méthot acclaimed

By-election: On Mr. Méthot being appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec, for La Vallière Division, 27 March 1884

By-election on 16 April 1884
Party Candidate Votes
     Nationalist Conservative Athanase Gaudet 1,535
Unknown D. E. Archambeault 1,136
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
     Nationalist Conservative Athanase Gaudet 1,957
Liberal Zéphirin Mailhot 779

By-election: On Mr. Gaudet's death, 29 April 1888

By-election on 17 July 1888
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative Fabien Boisvert 1,582
Unknown Archambault 1,469
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Hector Leduc 1,502
Conservative E. C. Prince 1,501
Liberal C. E. Houde 313
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Fabien Boisvert 2,377
Liberal Joseph-Hector Leduc 2,239

By-election: On Mr. Boisvert's death, 12 November 1897

By-election on 21 December 1897
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Hector Leduc 2,265
Conservative J. U. Beauchesne 2,018
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Georges Ball 2,277
Liberal Charles Milot 2,136
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Rodolphe Lemieux 2,698
Conservative Georges Ball 2,356

By-election: On Mr. Lemieux being elected to sit for Gaspé, 3 December 1906

By-election on 29 December 1906
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Ramsay Devlin 2,721
Conservative Georges Ball 2,328

By-election: On Mr. Devlin's resignation, 29 October 1907

By-election on 30 December 1907
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gustave-Adolphe-Narcisse Turcotte 2,761
Conservative J. C. Héon 2,340
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gustave-Adolphe-Narcisse Turcotte 2,718
Conservative Wilfrid Camirand 2,052
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Paul-Émile Lamarche 2,805
Liberal Gustave-Adolphe-Narcisse Turcotte 2,721
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Trahan acclaimed
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Trahan 8,298
Progressive Fortunat Proulx 2,271

By-election: On Mr. Trahan's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 25-04-1923

By-election on 14 May 1923
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Félix Descôteaux acclaimed
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Félix Descôteaux 6,221
Conservative Joseph Lamarche 2,972
Independent Liberal John O'Shaughnessy 723
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Félix Descôteaux 6,597
Conservative Charles Bourgeois 3,782
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Lucien Dubois 6,303
Conservative Joseph-Alfred Gaudet 5,102

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