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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



QUEBEC EAST, 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. for Lower Canada 1860, c.75

QUEBEC EAST, which shall consist of St. Roch's Ward and Jacques Cartier Ward, and that portion of the Banlieue to the North of a line prolonged towards the south-west from the southern extremity of Jacques Cartier Ward, along the Cime du Cap to the southwestern limit of the Banlieue. 16 V. c. 152, s. 1, subsect. 19, and 23 V. c. 1, s. 1.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 HUOT, Pierre Gabriel Notary  accl.   Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Huot being appointed Postmaster of Quebec, May, 1870

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1870/07/18 GUILLET, DIT TOURANGEAU, Adolphe Notary  1,092 54.41% Cons. 
VALIN, P.A.   915 45.59% Unknown 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 GUILLET, DIT TOURANGEAU, Adolphe Notary  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 THIBAUDEAU, Isidore Merchant  accl.   Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Thibaudeau's resignation, 7-11-1877

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1877/11/28 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  1,863 54.62% Lib 
GUILLET, DIT TOURANGEAU, Adolphe Notary  1,548 45.38% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  1,946 62.49% Lib 
VALLIÈRES, Phi.   1,168 37.51% Unknown 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  1,750 57.70% Lib 
RHÉAUME, J.P.   1,283 42.30% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  2,622 79.05% Lib 
DROUIN, F.X.   695 20.95% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  accl.   Lib 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  3,202 76.00% Lib 
LECLERC, Cléophas   1,011 24.00% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Laurier being made Prime Minister, 11-7-1896

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1896/07/30 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  accl.   Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  3,598 81.33% Lib 
CHAPLEAU, Joseph-Eugène   826 18.67% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  3,524 71.35% Lib 
FISET, Michel Physician  1,415 28.65% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  3,764 70.83% Lib 
FISET, Michel Physician  1,550 29.17% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  accl.   Lib 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The electoral district of Quebec East which shall consist of the following wards of the city of Quebec to wit: St. John, Jacques Cartier, St. Roch and Limoilou.

S.C. 1915, c.19

The electoral district of Quebec East which shall consist of the following wards of the city of Quebec to wit: St. John, Jacques Cartier, St. Roch and Limoilou, exclusive of the territory which formerly constituted the village of Stadacona.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  6,957 92.53% Opp 
DROUIN, Ferdinand Omer   562 7.47% Union 

By-Election:   On Mr. Laurier's death, 17-2-1919

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1919/10/27 LAPOINTE, Ernest Lawyer  6,222 73.16% Opp 
GALIBOIS, François-Xavier   2,283 26.84% Nat. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 LAPOINTE, Ernest Lawyer  9,005 86.35% Lib 
DRAPEAU, Rodolphe-Alfred Lawyer  1,424 13.65% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Lapointe's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 3-1-1922

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1922/01/19 LAPOINTE, Ernest Lawyer  accl.   Lib 

S.C. 1924, c.63

QUEBEC EAST consisting of all that portion of the city of Quebec lying north of the St. Charles river, together with that part of the city lying south of the St. Charles river and bounded on the west and north by the river, on the east by a line drawn from the river southwards along St. Roch street and its projection southerly to its intersection with the north side of Des Glacis street, thence easterly along the edge of the hill to the fortifications, and thence southerly along the fortifications to St. John street, on the south by St. John street to its intersection with De Salaberry street and on the east by a line following De Salaberry street to Boulevard Langelier and thence along Boulevard Langelier to Commissioners Street, thence easterly along Commissioners street to St. Anselme street and along St. Anselme street to the St. Charles River.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 LAPOINTE, Ernest Lawyer  9,193 59.08% Lib 
AUDET, Pierre Lawyer  6,366 40.92% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 LAPOINTE, Ernest Lawyer  9,370 59.27% Lib 
AUDET, Pierre Lawyer  6,438 40.73% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Lapointe's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 5-10-1926

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1926/11/02 LAPOINTE, Ernest Minister of Justice  accl.   Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 LAPOINTE, Ernest Minister of Justice  11,822 55.08% Lib 
TASCHEREAU, Alleyn Lawyer  9,642 44.92% Cons. 

S.C. 1933, c.54

QUEBEC EAST consisting of all that portion of the city of Quebec lying north of the St-Charles river, together with that part of the city lying south of the St-Charles river and bounded on the west and north by the river, on the east by a line drawn from the river southwards along St-Roch street and its projection southerly to its intersection with the north side of Des Glacis street, thence easterly along the edge of the hill to the fortifications, and thence southerly along the fortifications to St. John street, on the south by St. John street to its intersection with de Salaberry street and on the east by a line following de Salaberry street to boulevard Langelier and thence along boulevard Langelier to Commissioners street, thence easterly along Commissioners street to St-Anselme street and along St-Anselme Street to the St Charles river, together with that portion of the county of Quebec as is included in the parish of St-Michel-Archange.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 LAPOINTE, Ernest Lawyer  15,557 61.81% Lib 
CHAMPOUX, Edgar Lawyer  9,611 38.19% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 LAPOINTE, Ernest Minister of Justice  17,914 59.29% Lib 
BOUCHARD, Paul Journalist  12,302 40.71% I Nat 

By-Election:   On Mr. Lapointe's death, 26-11-1941

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1942/02/09 ST-LAURENT, Louis Stephen Minister of Justice  16,708 56.68% Lib 
BOUCHARD, Paul Journalist  12,768 43.32% Cnd Party 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 ST-LAURENT, Louis Stephen Minister of Justice  17,965 59.76% Lib 
DORION, Noël Lawyer  7,197 23.94% Ind. 
MERCIER, Gérard Journalist  2,816 9.37% S.C. 
THÉRIEN, Joseph-Norbert-Jules Pharmacist  1,463 4.87% BPC 
LATOUCHE, Paul-Émile Technician  280 0.93% Ind. 
PERRON, François-Xavier Business agent  231 0.77% CCF 
DE CROISELLES, Joseph-Gaudias Agent  109 0.36% LPP 

S.C. 1947, c.71

QUEBEC EAST consisting of:

(a) all that portion of the city of Quebec lying north of St. Charles River, together with that part of the city lying south of St. Charles River and bounded by a line commencing at the river and following southerly St. Roch street and its prolongation to its intersection with the north side of des Glacis street; thence following easterly the edge of the hill to the fortifications; and thence following southerly the fortifications to St. John street; thence following St. John street to its intersection with de Salaberry avenue; thence following de Salaberry avenue to boulevard Langelier; thence following boulevard Langelier to Commissioners street; thence easterly following Commissioners street to St. Anselme street; thence following St. Anselme street to St. Charles River;

(b) that part of the county of Quebec included in the parish of St. Michel-Archange.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 ST-LAURENT, Louis Stephen Prime Minister of Canada  25,832 73.59% Lib 
DROUIN, Mark-Robert Lawyer  7,876 22.44% P.C. 
TOUSIGNANT, Alphonse Carpenter  1,395 3.97% U of E 

S.C. 1952, c.48

QUEBEC EAST consisting of:

(a) all that part of the city of Quebec lying north of St. Charles River; and that part of said city of Quebec lying south of St. Charles River and bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of Saint-Charles River with the northwesterly prolongation of Saint-Roch Street; thence southeasterly along said prolongation and following Saint-Roch Street and its southeasterly prolongation to Côte Samson; thence northeasterly following Côte Samson to the northwesterly prolongation of the southerly fortifications, thence southeasterly along said prolongation and following the fortifications to St. John Street; thence southwesterly following St. John Street to its intersection with de Salaberry Avenue; thence northwesterly and northerly following de Salaberry Avenue to Arago Street; thence southwesterly following Arago Street to Langelier Boulevard; thence northwesterly following Langelier Boulevard to Commissioners Street thence northeasterly following Commissioners Street to its intersection with Saint-Anselme Street; thence northwesterly following Saint-Anselme Street and its prolongation to St. Charles River;

(b) that part of the county of Quebec included in the parish of Saint-Michel-Archange.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 ST-LAURENT, Louis Stephen Prime Minister of Canada  25,945 78.68% Lib 
MAHER, Raymond Lawyer  5,841 17.71% P.C. 
FORTIN, Gérard Union president  438 1.33% LPP 
SEIGNEUR, Louis Clerk  417 1.26% Loc 
WALSH, Patrick Journalist  333 1.01% A-Com 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 ST-LAURENT, Louis Stephen Prime Minister of Canada  27,364 72.00% Lib 
GAGNON, Louis Physician  9,900 26.05% P.C. 
ROY, Roland Salesman  739 1.94% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 TASSÉ, Yvon-Roma Engineer  22,285 49.48% P.C. 
LAMONTAGNE, Maurice Economist  21,649 48.07% Lib 
HUDON, Jean-Louis Teacher  1,104 2.45% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 BEAULÉ, Robert C.N.R. employee  22,446 49.99% S.C. 
LAMONTAGNE, Maurice Economist  13,747 30.62% Lib 
TASSÉ, Yvon-Roma Engineer  8,005 17.83% P.C. 
BILODEAU, Roméo Stationary engineer  703 1.57% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 BEAULÉ, Robert Electrician  18,661 42.20% S.C. 
PARENT, Albert Agent  16,976 38.39% Lib 
MICHAUD, Gaston Lawyer  6,593 14.91% P.C. 
DUFRESNE, Paul-Henri Tourist guide  1,450 3.28% N.D.P. 
TREMBLAY, Léo Importer  540 1.22% Nat. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 DUQUET, Gérard Manager  18,900 46.14% Lib 
BEAULÉ, Robert Electrician  13,642 33.31% Ral. Créd. 
PERRON, Robert Lawyer  5,546 13.54% P.C. 
BRUNEAU, Raymond Representative  2,870 7.01% N.D.P. 

The electoral district's English name changed in 1968.


See:QUÉBEC-EST (Quebec)(1968 - 1997)


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