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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



DRUMMOND--ARTHABASKA, Quebec (1867 - 1968)


British North America Act, 1867

Quebec shall be divided into Sixty-five Electoral Districts, 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, and the Act of the Province of Canada of the Twenty-third Year of the Queen, Chapter One, or any other Act amending the same in force at the Union, so that each such Electoral Division shall be for the Purposes of this Act an Electoral District entitled to return one Member.

C.S. 1860, c.75

The County of Drummond shall comprise part of the Township of Upton, except the Gore, from the first to the seventh ranges thereof inclusive, and the Townships of Durham, Grantham, Wendover, Simpson, Wickham and Kingsey, 16 V. c. 152, s. 1, sub-sect. 36, and 18 V. c. 76, s. 2.

The County of Arthabaska shall comprise that part of the Township of Maddington, south of the north line of the eleventh range,-that part of Blandford not included in the County of Nicolet, the Townships of Warwick, Horton, Stanfold, Arthabaska, Bulstrode and Augmentation, East Chester, West Chester and Tingwick, and that part of the Township of Aston and its Augmentation and Gore which is not included in the County of Nicolet as above described; Ibid, sub-sec. 37, and 22 V. (1858) c. 40.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 SÉNÉCAL, Louis-Adélard Financier  1,135 50.53% Cons. 
HOULE,   1,111 49.47% Unknown 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 DORION, Pierre-Nérée Land surveyor  1,251 49.19% Lib. 
TESSIER,   1,197 47.07% Unknown 
GRIFFIN,   95 3.74% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  778 52.64% Lib. 
TESSIER, Notary  700 47.36% Unknown 

By-Election:   On Mr. Laurier's appointment as Minister of Inland Revenue, 8-10-1877

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1877/10/27 BOURBEAU, Desiré Olivier Merchant  1,902 50.29% Cons. 
LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  1,880 49.71% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 BOURBEAU, Desiré Olivier Merchant  2,143 51.96% Cons. 
RAINVILLE, L.   1,981 48.04% Unknown 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 BOURBEAU, Desiré Olivier Merchant  2,421 57.21% Cons. 
CANNON, L.J.   1,811 42.79% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 LAVERGNE, Joseph Lawyer  accl.   Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 LAVERGNE, Joseph Lawyer  3,159 58.98% Lib. 
CRÉPEAU, L.P.E.   2,197 41.02% Cons. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 LAVERGNE, Joseph Lawyer  3,561 61.23% Lib. 
DÉSY, E.   2,255 38.77% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Lavergne's nomination as Puisne Judge of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec, 4-8-1897

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1897/11/13 LAVERGNE, Louis Notary  3,022 68.74% Lib. 
NOEL, Auguste   1,374 31.26% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 LAVERGNE, Louis Notary  accl.   Lib. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

That part of the parish of Ste. Hélène, in the electoral district of Bagot, already municipally detached from the said parish to form part of the parish of St. Eugène de Grantham, shall be transferred from the said electoral district of Bagot to the electoral district of Drummond and Arthabaska.

The parishes of St. Guillaume d'Upton and St. Bonaventure d'Upton shall be transferred from the electoral district of Drummond and Arthabaska to the electoral district of Yamaska; and that part of the parish of La Visitation de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie which was detached from the parish of Ste. Monique in the county of Nicolet, and that part of the parish of St. Cyrille de Wendover annexed to the parish of St. Joachim de Courval, shall also be annexed to the electoral district of Yamaska.

The first twelve lots in the first three ranges of the township of Stanfold, which form part of the parish of Notre Dame de Lourdes, also the lots of the said township forming part of the municipality of Somerset south in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh ranges of the said township of Stanfold, are transferred from the electoral district of Drummond and Arthabaska to the electoral district of Megantic.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 LAVERGNE, Louis Notary  3,753 74.61% Lib. 
MONTPLAISIR, Stanislas   1,277 25.39% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 LAVERGNE, Louis Notary  3,754 56.25% Lib. 
POULIN DE COURVAL, Luc Louis Philippe Farmer  2,920 43.75% Ind. Lib. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Lavergne being called to the Senate

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1910/11/03 GILBERT, Arthur Farmer  3,451 51.55% Nat. 
PERREAULT, Joseph Édouard   3,244 48.45% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 BROUILLARD, Joseph-Ovide Businessman  3,800 51.82% Lib. 
GILBERT, Arthur   3,533 48.18% Nat. 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 BROUILLARD, Joseph-Ovide Businessman  accl.   Opp 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 LAFLAMME, Napoléon Kemner Lawyer  10,280 64.90% Lib. 
BLANCHARD, Wilfrid Farmer  2,154 13.60% Prog. 
LALIBERTÉ, Wilfrid Lawyer  1,902 12.01% Cons. 
NADEAU, Joseph Albert Contractor  1,503 9.49% Ind. 

S.C. 1924, c.63

DRUMMOND-ARTHABASKA consisting of the Counties of Arthabaska and Drummond, except that part of the municipality of St. Edmond lying in the township of Upton.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 GIROUARD, Wilfrid Lawyer  9,301 64.78% Lib. 
MARIER, Joseph Lawyer  3,926 27.35% Cons. 
POULIN DE COURVAL, Luc Louis Philippe Farmer  1,130 7.87% Farmer 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 GIROUARD, Wilfrid Lawyer  9,600 71.57% Lib. 
ST-SAUVEUR, Henri-Édouard Farmer  3,814 28.43% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 GIROUARD, Wilfrid Lawyer  11,241 59.09% Lib. 
KIROUAC, Agésilas Merchant  7,784 40.91% Cons. 

S.C. 1933, c.54

DRUMMOND-ARTHABASKA consisting of the counties of Drummond and Arthabaska.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 GIROUARD, Wilfrid Lawyer  14,125 62.49% Lib. 
PROVENCHER, Roland Lawyer  7,411 32.79% Cons. 
LALUMIÈRE, Élie Worker  1,067 4.72% Rec. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 CLOUTIER, Armand Paymaster  12,145 52.81% Lib. 
GARON, Joseph Physician  10,853 47.19% Ind. Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 CLOUTIER, Armand Paymaster  14,805 49.66% Lib. 
GARON, Joseph Physician  8,547 28.67% Ind. 
BEAUDET, Raymond Lawyer  5,423 18.19% B.P.C. 
AUBRY, Joseph-Richard Tailor  1,037 3.48% S.C. 

S.C. 1947, c.71

DRUMMOND-ARTHABASKA consisting of:

(a) that part of the county of Drummond included in the municipalities of Grantham, Grantham West, L'Avenir, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, St. Lucien, St. Simon-de-Drummond, Wendover and Simpson, St-Nicéphore and Wickham West, the city of Drummondville, the town of St. Joseph-de-Grantham and the villages of Drummondville West, l'Avenir, St. Cyrille, St. Felix and Wickham West;

(b) the county of Arthabaska, (except the municipalities of Chénier, Maddington, Ste. Anne-du-Sault, St. Louis de Blandford, St. Rémi- de-Tingwick, Tingwick and the village of Daveluyville), and the towns of Arthabaska and Victoriaville.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 CLOUTIER, Armand Accountant  16,899 73.62% Lib. 
LAMAIRE, Antonio Painter  4,251 18.52% U of E 
DEMERS, Jos.-Edmond Merchant  1,804 7.86% P.C. 

S.C. 1952, c.48

DRUMMOND-ARTHABASKA consisting of:

(a) that part of the county of Drummond included in the municipalities of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Grantham West, L'Avenir, Saint-Nicéphore, Saint-Simon-de-Drummond and Wickham West, the municipality of the united townships of Wendover and Simpson, the parish municipalities of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil and Saint-Lucien, the village municipalities of Drummondville West, L'Avenir, Saint-Cryille and Wickham West, the city of Drummondville and the town of Saint-Joseph;

(b) the county of Arthabaska (except the municipalities of Chénier and Tingwick, the township municipality of Maddington, the parish municipalities of Sainte-Anne-du-Sault, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, and Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick, and the village municipality of Daveluyville) and the towns of Arthabaska and Victoriaville.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 CLOUTIER, Armand Accountant  15,870 54.36% Lib. 
PROVENCHER, Roland Lawyer  13,325 45.64% P.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 BOULANGER, Samuel Manager  11,462 35.48% Ind. Lib. 
CLOUTIER, Armand Accountant  10,512 32.54% Lib. 
PAUL, Victor Accountant  10,327 31.97% P.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 BOULANGER, Samuel Agronomist  17,288 49.23% Lib. 
PAUL, Victor Accountant  16,522 47.05% P.C. 
MÉLANCON, Sylvio Draftsman  1,308 3.72% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 OUELLET, David Insurance broker  17,597 46.23% S.C. 
BOULANGER, Samuel Agronomist  13,414 35.24% Lib. 
PAUL, Victor Accountant  7,050 18.52% P.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 PEPIN, Jean-Luc Professor  17,338 46.92% Lib. 
OUELLET, David Insurance broker  14,739 39.89% S.C. 
COUTURE, J.-Claude Manufacturer  3,416 9.25% P.C. 
LAMBERT, Pierre Lawyer  1,456 3.94% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 PEPIN, Jean-Luc Professor  15,179 39.08% Lib. 
FORTIN, André University student  8,518 21.93% Ral. Créd. 
JUTRAS, Pierre Lawyer  7,413 19.09% P.C. 
BOULANGER, Samuel Manufacturer  6,068 15.62% Ind. 
RIENDEAU, Charles-Émile Weaver  1,660 4.27% N.D.P. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:DRUMMOND (Quebec)(1968 - )
LOTBINIÈRE (Quebec)(1867 - 2000)
RICHMOND (Quebec)(1968 - 1981)


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