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Three Rivers and St. Maurice

Three Rivers and St. Maurice (French: Trois-Rivières-et-Saint-Maurice; also known as Three Rivers—St. Maurice) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1892 to 1935.

Three Rivers and St. Maurice
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1892
District abolished1933
First contested1896
Last contested1931 by-election

This riding was created as "Three Rivers and St. Maurice" riding in 1892 from Three Rivers and Saint Maurice ridings. It was renamed "Three Rivers—St. Maurice" in 1924 and defined to consist of the Cities of Three Rivers and Shawinigan Falls and the County of St. Maurice.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed into St-Maurice—Laflèche and Three Rivers ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Three Rivers and St. Maurice
Riding created from Three Rivers and Saint Maurice
8th  1896–1900     Adolphe-Philippe Caron Conservative
9th  1900–1904     Jacques Bureau Liberal
10th  1904–1907
 1907–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1922     Liberal
 1922–1925
Three Rivers—St. Maurice
15th  1925–1926     Arthur Bettez Liberal
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1931
 1931–1935     Charles Bourgeois Conservative
Riding dissolved into St-Maurice—Laflèche and Three Rivers

Election resultsEdit

Three Rivers and St. Maurice, 1896–1925Edit

1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Adolphe-Philippe Caron 1,691
Liberal L. P. Fiset 1,422
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jacques Bureau 1,832
Conservative P. E. Panneton 1,527
Conservative F. L. Desaulniers 103
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jacques Bureau 2,667
Conservative Nérée-L. Duplessis 2,270

By-election: On Mr. Bureau being appointed Solicitor-General of Canada, 14 February 1907

By-election on 28 February 1907
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jacques Bureau acclaimed
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jacques Bureau 3,139
Conservative Philippe-Elisée Panneton 1,773
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jacques Bureau 3,155
Conservative Louis-Philippe Normand 3,146
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Jacques Bureau acclaimed
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jacques Bureau 13,995
Conservative Louis-Philippe Normand 6,688

By-election: On Mr. Bureau's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown 3 January 1922

By-election on 19 January 1922
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jacques Bureau acclaimed

Three Rivers—St. Maurice, 1925–1935Edit

1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Bettez 10,285
Conservative Louis Normand 6,007
Unknown Robert Ryan 1,999
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Bettez 11,384
Conservative Louis Normand 5,737
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Arthur Bettez 14,732
Conservative Louis-D. Durand 11,083

By-election: On Mr. Bettez's death, 4 January 1931

By-election on 10 August 1931
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Bourgeois 13,539
Liberal Wilfrid Gariépy 13,501

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