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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



ARGENTEUIL, Quebec (1867 - 1949)


British North America Act, 1867

Quebec shall be divided into Sixty-five Electoral District, composed of the Sixty-five Electoral Divisions into which Lower Canada is at the passing of this Act divided under Chapter Two of the Consolidated Statutes of Canada, Chapter Seventy-five of the Consolidated Statutes for Lower Canada.

C.S. for Lower Canada, 1860, c.75

The County of Argenteuil shall be bounded on the east by the County of Two-Mountains and the northern portion of the County of Terrebonne as hereinafter described,-on the northeast by the northern portion of the County of Montcalm as above described,-on the south by the Ottawa River and the Lake of the Two-Mountains, including all Islands nearest to the said County and wholly or in part opposite thereto,-on the west by the eastern limits of the Seigniory of Petite Nation, by the Western limit of the Township of Harrington and the prolongation thereof to the County of Montcalm;-the said County so bounded comprising the Parishes of Saint Andrews, Saint Jérusalem, and that part of the Parish of St. Jérome which comprises the Côtes Saint Joseph, Saint Eustache, Sainte Marguerite, and Sainte Angelique,-and the Townships of Chatham, Wentworth, Grenville and Augmentation, Harrington and Augmentation, Gore, Howard, Arundel, Montcalm Wolfe, Salaberry and Grandisson, and that part of the Township of Morin which lies to the south-west of the line between lots numbers twenty-four and twenty-five of all the ranges thereof; 16 V. c. 152, s. 1, sub-sect, 33, and 18 V. c. 76, s.5.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 ABBOTT, Hon. John Joseph Cal lawyer  693 53.80% Lib.-Cons. 
HUTCHINS, B.   595 46.20% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 ABBOTT, Hon. John Joseph Cal lawyer  accl.   Lib.-Cons. 

S.C. 1872, c.13.

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 ABBOTT, Hon. John Joseph Cal lawyer  731 50.14% Lib.-Cons. 
CUSHING, L. Jr. lawyer  727 49.86% Unknown 

By-Election:   On Mr. Abbott being unseated, on petition, 6-10-1874

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1874/11/04 CUSHING, Lemuel Jr. lawyer  840 53.30% Lib 
OWENS, William   736 46.70% Unknown 

By-Election:   On election being declared void

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1875/12/31 CHRISTIE, Thomas physician  accl.   Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 CHRISTIE, Thomas physician  919 52.54% Lib 
ABBOTT, Hon. John Joseph Cal lawyer  830 47.46% Lib.-Cons. 

By-Election:   On election being declared void, 5-1-1880

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1880/02/12 ABBOTT, John Joseph Caldwell lawyer  936 51.86% Lib.-Cons. 
CHRISTIE, Thomas physician  869 48.14% Lib 

By-Election:   On election being declared void

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1881/08/17 ABBOTT, John Joseph Caldwell lawyer  accl.   Lib.-Cons. 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The townships of Salaberry, Wolfe and Grandison, are hereby detached from the county of Argenteuil and annexed to the County of Terrebonne for said purposes.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 ABBOTT, Hon. John Joseph Cal lawyer  accl.   Lib.-Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 WILSON, James Crocket paper manufacturer  1,038 55.63% Lib.-Cons. 
MEIKLE, Robert G.   828 44.37% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 CHRISTIE, Thomas physician  1,050 55.32% Lib 
OWENS, William   848 44.68% Cons. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 CHRISTIE, Thos. physician  1,125 51.72% Lib 
ABBOTT, Harry   1,050 48.28% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 CHRISTIE, Thomas physician  1,239 57.65% Lib 
SIMPSON, William John   910 42.35% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Christie's death, 4-8-1902

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1902/12/03 CHRISTIE, Thos. Jr. druggist  1,261 54.10% Lib 
PERLEY, G.H. lumber merchant  1,070 45.90% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 PERLEY, George H. lumber merchant  1,516 53.08% Cons. 
CHRISTIE, Thomas druggist  1,340 46.92% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 PERLEY, George Halsey lumber merchant  1,587 54.44% Cons. 
MCGIBBON, Peter R.   1,328 45.56% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 PERLEY, George Halsey lumber merchant  1,824 59.78% Cons. 
TANNER, Agenor Henry   1,227 40.22% Lib 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 MCGIBBON, Peter Robert lumberman  2,113 55.65% Opp 
SLATER, Harry   1,684 44.35% Union 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 MCGIBBON, Peter Robert lumberman  3,674 50.69% Lib 
CHRISTIE, Thomas trader  2,819 38.89% Cons. 
ARNOLD, James Elijah farmer  755 10.42%

By-Election:   On Mr. McGibbon's death, 18-12-1921

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1922/02/28 STEWART, Hon. Charles farmer  accl.   Lib 

S.C. 1924, c.63

ARGENTEUIL consisting of the County of Argenteuil.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 PERLEY, Sir George H. lumber merchant  3,921 51.31% Cons. 
LEGAULT, Joseph-Louis-Lorenzo lawyer  3,721 48.69% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 PERLEY, Sir George H. lumber merchant  4,094 51.51% Cons. 
LEGAULT, Joseph-Louis-Lorenzo lawyer  3,854 48.49% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 PERLEY, Sir George Halsey lumber merchant  4,709 54.45% Cons. 
LEGAULT, Joseph-Louis-Lorenzo lawyer  3,940 45.55% Lib 

S.C. 1933, c.54

ARGENTEUIL consisting of:

(a) the county of Argenteuil;

(b) that portion of the county of Two-Mountains lying north of the North River, comprised in the municipality of St-Colomban and the northern part of the municipality of St-Canut.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 PERLEY, Rt. Sir George Halse lumber merchant  4,467 49.83% Cons. 
LEGAULT, Louis-Lorenzo lawyer  4,290 47.86% Lib 
FORTIN, Pierre-Albert-Arthur lawyer  207 2.31% Rec 

By-Election:   On Mr. Perley's death, 4-1-1938

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1938/02/28 HEON, Georges-Henri lawyer  4,939 57.26% I Con 
LEGAULT, Joseph-Louis-Lorenzo lawyer  3,281 38.04% Lib 
NAVION, Joseph Maurice collector  405 4.70% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 MCGIBBON, James W. lumber merchant  5,629 59.93% Lib 
HEON, Georges-Henri lawyer  3,763 40.07% Na Gov 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 HEON, Georges-H. lawyer  5,349 49.35% I PC 
MCGIBBON, James W. lumber merchant  5,221 48.16% Lib 
GENDRON, Edward mechanic  270 2.49% S.C. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1949.


See:ARGENTEUIL--DEUX-MONTAGNES (Quebec)(1949 - 1968)


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