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Wright (electoral district)

Wright was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1896 to 1948.

Wright
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1892
District abolished 1947
First contested 1896
Last contested 1945

This riding was created in 1892 from parts of the County of Ottawa riding. The electoral district was abolished in 1947 when it was merged into Gatineau riding.

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GeographyEdit

In 1892, it consisted of the city of Hull, the town of Aylmer, the township of Templeton, including the village of Pointe-à-Gatineau, the townships of Hull, Eardley, Masham, Wakefield, Lowe, Denholm, Aylwin, Hincks, Bowman, Bigelow, Blake, Northfield, Wright, Bouchette, Cameron, Wabasse, Bouthillier, Kensington, Maniwaki, Egan, Lytton, Sicotte, Aumond, Robertson, and all the unorganized territories west of the River du Lièvre to the southern boundary of the county of Montcalm.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the townships of Aylwin, Aumond, Baskatong, Bouchette, Cameron, Denholm, Eardley, Egan, Hincks, Hull, Kensington, Low, Lytton, Maniwaki, Masham, Northfield, Sicotte, Templeton, Wakefield and Wright,
  • the villages and other municipal subdivisions of those townships,
  • the city of Hull,
  • the town of Aylmer, and
  • all of the unorganized territory bounded on the north-east by the county of Montcalm and on the east by a line formed by the production northwards of the eastern boundary line of the township of Baskatong.

In 1915, it was redefined to exclude Hull City, East and West Hull, Gatineau Point, East, West and North Templeton, and the municipality of South Hull, which were transferred to the new electoral district of Hull.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the County of Hull not included in the electoral district of Hull, together with that part of the County of Labelle included in the township of Blake.

In 1933, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the county of Gatineau; and
  • that part of the county of Labelle included in the township of Blake.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Wright
Riding created from County of Ottawa
8th  1896–1897     Charles Ramsay Devlin Liberal
 1897–1900 Louis Napoléon Champagne
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1905 Wilfrid Laurier
 1905–1908 Emmanuel Berchmans Devlin
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Romuald Montézuma Gendron Liberal
15th  1925–1926 Fizalam-William Perras
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1936
 1936–1940 Rodolphe Leduc
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949 Léon Raymond
Riding dissolved into Gatineau

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal DEVLIN, C.R. 2,975
Conservative MCDOUGALL, J.M. 2,593

By-election: On Mr. Devlin being appointed trade commissioner to Ireland, 15 March 1897

By-election on 23 March 1897
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CHAMPAGNE, L.N. 2,842
Conservative MCDOUGALL, J.M. 2,067
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CHAMPAGNE, L.N. 2,953
Conservative MCDOUGALL, J.M. 2,074
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid 3,250
Conservative LABELLE, F.-A.-A. 2,044

By-election: Mr. Laurier elected to sit for Quebec East, 20 January 1905

Canadian federal by-election, 13 February 1905
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal DEVLIN, E.B. 1,857
Conservative MCDOUGALL, J.M. 1,685
Independent Conservative COUSINEAU, Louis 655
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal DEVLIN, Emmanuel B. 3,562
Conservative LABELLE, François Amable Albert 2,851
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal DEVLIN, Emmanuel Berchmans 4,003
Conservative COUSINEAU, Louis 2,819
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) DEVLIN, Emmanuel Berchmans 2,860
Government (Unionist) PRITCHARD, Andrew 1,318
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GENDRON, Romuald-Montézuma 4,510
Progressive ELLARD, Herbert Miller 1,590
Conservative LABELLE, François-Albert 1,551
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PERRAS, Fizalane William 4,685
Conservative LABELLE, François-Albert 3,973
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PERRAS, Fizalam William 5,950
Conservative LABELLE, François-Albert 5,105
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PERRAS, Fizalam-William 6,015
Conservative COUSINEAU, Louis 4,932
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PERRAS, Fizalam-William 5,945
Conservative BEAUCHAMP, Jean-Noël 2,540
Reconstruction LAVIGNE, Wilfrid-Jean 1,296
Independent CROSS, Freeman Thomas 825

By-election: On Mr. Perras' death, 28 June 1936

By-election on 3 August 1936
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEDUC, Rodolphe acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEDUC, Rodolphe 7,260
National Government BELL, Halliday 2,310
Independent Liberal HUBERT, Augustin 1,172
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal RAYMOND, Joseph-Léon 6,460
Progressive Conservative LOGUE, John Charles 2,634
Co-operative Commonwealth DESJARDINS, Jean-Paul 1,067
Bloc populaire LÉCUYER, Ludger 1,019
Independent PC LAVIGNE, Alphée 352
Independent Liberal FAVIER, Gérald 174

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