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St. James was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1892 to 1952.

St. James
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1892
District abolished1952
First contested1896
Last contested1949

The riding was created in 1892 from parts of Montreal Centre and Montreal East ridings. It consisted initially of St. James's Ward and the East Ward in the city of Montreal. In 1914, it was expanded to include Lafontaine Ward of the city of Montreal. After 1924, it was defined with reference to streets in Montreal.

In 1947, the riding was abolished when it was redistributed into a new St. James riding, and the ridings of Lafontaine, Laurier, Papineau and St. Mary.

The new St. James electoral district was abolished in 1952 when it was redistributed into Laurier and Saint-Jacques ridings.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
St. James
Riding created from Montreal Centre and Montreal East
8th  1896–1900     Odilon Desmarais Liberal
9th  1900–1901
 1902–1902 Joseph Brunet
 1904–1904 Honoré Hippolyte Achille Gervais
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917 Louis-Audet Lapointe
13th  1917–1920     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
 1920–1921     Fernand Rinfret Liberal
14th  1921–1925
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1926
 1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1939
 1939–1940 Eugène Durocher
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949 Roland Beaudry
21st  1949–1953
Riding dissolved into Laurier and Saint-Jacques

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Odilon Desmarais 3,423
Conservative Louis-Arsène Lavallée 2,054
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Odilon Desmarais 3,256
Conservative Tancrède Pagnuelo 1,615
Independent Joseph-Homère Migneron 74

By-election: On Mr. Desmarais being appointed Puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, 25 June 1901

By-election on 15 January 1902
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Brunet 2,899
Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 2,252

By-election: On election being declared void, 22 December 1902

By-election on 16 February 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Honoré Hippolyte Achille Gervais 3,269
Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 2,591
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Honoré Hippolyte Achille Gervais 3,648
Conservative J. T. Cardinal 2,291
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Honoré Hippolyte Achille Gervais 3,995
Conservative Napoléon Giroux 2,468
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Louis-Audet Lapointe 4,653
  Nationalist Conservative Olivar Asselin 3,179
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Louis-Audet Lapointe acclaimed

By-election: On Mr. Lapointe's death, 7 February 1920

By-election on 7 April 1920
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Rinfret 3,413
Labour Alphetus Mathieu 1,856
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Rinfret 11,216
Conservative André Rémi Odilon Léon Gauthier 968
Independent Ubald Paquin 625
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Rinfret 12,080
  Liberal Protectionist Ruben Charles Laurier 4,076
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Rinfret 12,740
Conservative Georges-Avila Marsan 2,192

By-election: On Mr. Rinfret's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 5 October 1926

By-election on 2 November 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Rinfret acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Rinfret 13,299
Conservative Joseph-Paul Lamarche 6,208
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fernand Rinfret 22,298
Reconstruction Louis Francœur 10,242
Conservative Joseph-Paul Lamarche 2,953
Co-operative Commonwealth Jean-Désiré De Peron 1,147
Independent Emma Gendron 241

By-election: On Mr. Rinfret's death, 12 July 1939

By-election on 18 December 1939
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Durocher 16,986
Unknown Paul Bouchard 6,368
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Eugène Durocher 27,219
National Government Joseph-Édouard Jeannotte 5,777
Co-operative Commonwealth Hector Rochon 1,091
Independent Liberal Achille Mathieu 864
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Roland Beaudry 23,970
Bloc populaire Roger Duhamel 12,932
Independent J.-Édouard Jeannotte 2,040
Co-operative Commonwealth Hector Rochon 619
Independent Liberal Émile Mathieu 585
Social Credit Rosaire Coté 549
Independent Liberal Georges-Étienne Loiselle 342
Independent Jean-Hubert Dugas 186
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Roland Beaudry 18,705
Progressive Conservative Jacques Auger 9,349
Union des électeurs Jean Grenier 720

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: