Verchères (electoral district)

Verchères was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1892, and from 1988 to 1997.

Verchères
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1892
First contested1867
Last contested1895 by-election

The first Verchères electoral district was created in the British North America Act, 1867, and abolished in 1892 when it was merged into Chambly riding. It covered the area bounded on the northeast by the County of Richelieu, on the northwest by the Saint Lawrence River, on the southeast by the Richelieu River, and on the southwest by the southeastern limits of the Parishes of Chambly, Saint Bruno and Boucherville, including all islands in the Saint Lawrence and Richelieu Rivers nearest to Verchères and wholly or in part opposite to it. Verchères comprised, therefore, the Parishes of Varennes, Verchères, Contrecoeur, Beloeil, Saint Marc, Saint Antoine and Sainte Julie.

The second Verchères electoral district was created in 1976. In 1998, the name of the riding was changed to "Verchères—Les Patriotes". See that article for information on the riding created in 1976.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Verchères
1st  1867–1872     Félix Geoffrion Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1874
 1874–1878
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1895
 1895–1896 Christophe-Alphonse Geoffrion
Riding dissolved into Chambly—Verchères

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion 831
  Unknown Massue 740
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion 963
  Liberal-Conservative Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau 194
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion 924
  Unknown E. Barnard 563

By-Election on Mr. Geoffrion being appointed Minister of Inland Revenue:

By-election on 25 July 1874
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion acclaimed
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion 935
  Unknown M. E. Ducharme 880
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion 885
  Unknown M. E. Ducharme 866
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion 1,125
  Unknown M. E. Ducharme 991
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Félix Geoffrion 1,108
  Unknown A. M. Archambault 940

By-Election on Mr. Geoffrion's death:

By-election on 17 April 1895
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Christophe-Alphonse Geoffrion acclaimed

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