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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



RICHMOND--WOLFE, 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

The County of Richmond, shall comprise the Townships of Melbourne, Brompton, Shipton, Cleveland, St. George de Windsor, Windsor and Stoke; Ibid., sub-sect. 38,--18 V. c. 76, s. 12,--and 23 V. c. 10, s.l.

The County of Wolfe shall comprise the Townships of Wolfestown, Ham, South Ham, Wotton, St. Camille, Carthby, Stratford, Weedon and Dudswell; Ibid., sub-sect. 39,--and 22 V. (1859) c. 68.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 WEBB, William Hoste Lawyer  1,137 55.74% Cons. 
BEIQUE,   903 44.26% Unknown 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 WEBB, William Hoste Lawyer  893 43.45% Cons. 
GRAHAM, J.H. Lawyer  483 23.50% Unknown 
GAUDET, O.   389 18.93% Unknown 
JONES, W.E.   290 14.11% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 AYLMER, Henry Lawyer  1,111 53.67% Lib. 
WEBB, William Hoste Lawyer  949 45.85% Cons. 
GAUDET, O.   10 0.48% Unknown 

By-Election:   On Mr. Aylmer being unseated on petition, 24-10-1874

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1874/12/04 AYLMER, Henry Lawyer  978 48.83% Lib. 
HANNING, Henry-R.   592 29.56% Unknown 
BÉLANGER, L.C. Publisher  414 20.67% Unknown 
SCARRY,   19 0.95% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 IVES, William Bullock Businessman  1,684 61.17% Cons. 
AYLMER, Henry Lawyer  1,069 38.83% Lib. 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 IVES, William Bullock Businessman  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 IVES, William Bullock Businessman  2,355 51.50% Cons. 
GREENSHIELDS, J.N.   2,218 48.50% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 CLEVELAND, Clarence Chester Farmer  2,416 53.09% Cons. 
LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  2,135 46.91% Lib. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 STENSON, Michael Thomas Teacher  2,782 52.23% Lib. 
CLEVELAND, Clarence Chester Farmer  2,544 47.77% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  3,500 58.17% Lib. 
COTÉ-CRÉPEAU, Joseph-H.   2,517 41.83% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  3,689 59.45% Lib. 
O'BRADY, Moïse   2,516 40.55% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  3,880 55.98% Lib. 
CHAMPOUX, John   3,051 44.02% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  3,855 53.80% Lib. 
HAYES, John   3,311 46.20% Cons. 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  6,448 79.78% Opp 
CROMBIE, Marcus George   1,634 20.22% Union 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  10,340 77.59% Lib. 
LEMIRE, Azarie Farmer  2,986 22.41% Ind. 

S.C. 1924, c.63

RICHMOND--WOLFE consisting of the Counties of Richmond and Wolfe.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  7,292 66.41% Lib. 
PARÉ, Joseph Hormisdas Journalist  3,689 33.59% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 TOBIN, Edmund William Lumber merchant  8,788 63.28% Lib. 
HAYES, John Surgeon  5,100 36.72% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 LAFLÈCHE, Joseph-François Physician  9,025 53.42% Cons. 
MITCHELL, Walter George Lawyer  7,870 46.58% Lib. 

S.C. 1933, c.54

RICHMOND--WOLFE consisting of:

(a) the county of Richmond;

(b) the county of Wolfe, except such part thereof as is included in the municipalities of Stratford, D'Israeli, Garthby, Wolfestown, and the villages of Beaulac and D'Israeli;

(c) that part of the municipality of the village of Ascot Corner lying in the township of Stoke.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 MULLINS, James Patrick Insurance agent  6,278 42.43% Lib. 
LAFLÈCHE, Joseph-François Physician  5,034 34.03% Cons. 
BÉDARD, Marcel Lawyer  2,533 17.12% Ind. Lib. 
BRODEUR, Phidime Farmer  950 6.42% Rec 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 MULLINS, James Patrick Insurance agent  8,554 66.57% Lib. 
GOULET, Joseph-Alexandre Insurance agent  4,295 33.43% Nat. Gov. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 MULLINS, James Patrick Insurance agent  8,459 52.98% Lib. 
LAFRANCE, Émilien Travelling salesman  5,088 31.87% B.P.C. 
MARCOTTE, Arthur-H. Conductor  1,271 7.96% Ind. 
PELLETIER, Roland Day-worker  1,147 7.18% S.C. 

S.C. 1947, c.71

RICHMOND--WOLFE consisting of:

(a) the county of Richmond and the towns of Asbestos, Bromptonville, Richmond and Windsor;

(b) the county of Wolfe, except that part of such county included in the municipalities of Stratford, Garthby, Wolfestown, D'Israeli, Ste. Praxède and the villages of Beaulac and D'Israeli and that part of the municipality of the Saints-Martyrs Canadiens included in the township of Garthby;

(c) that part of the county of Drummond included in the municipalities of Durham, Durham South, Kingsey, Kingsey Falls and Lefebvre, and the villages of Durham South and Kingsey Falls;

(d) that part of the county of Arthabaska included in the municipalities of Chénier, St. Rémi-de-Tingwick and Tingwick.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 GINGRAS, Ernest-Omer Clerk, merchant  13,621 67.75% Lib. 
NADEAU, J.-Gustave Manufacturer  3,990 19.85% P.C. 
PELLETIER, Rolland Day worker  2,493 12.40% U of E 

S.C. 1952, c.48

RICHMOND--WOLFE consisting of:

(a) the county of Richmond and the towns of Asbestos, Bromptonville, Richmond and Windsor;

(b) the county of Wolfe (except that part of said county included in the township municipalities of Stratford, Garthby, Wolfestown, the parish municipality of Ste. Praxède, the municipality of Disraeli, the village municipalities of Beaulac and Disraeli and that part of the municipality of the Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens included in the township of Garthby);

(c) that part of the county of Drummond included in the municipalities of Durham South, Kingsey, Kingsey Falls and Lefebvre, and the village municipalities of Durham South and Kingsey Falls;

(d) that part of the county of Arthabaska included in the municipalities of Chénier and Tingwick, and the parish municipality of St. Rémi-de-Tingwick.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 GINGRAS, Ernest-Omer Clerk, merchant  13,006 63.78% Lib. 
NICOL, Albert Farmer  7,254 35.57% P.C. 
RHÉAUME, Hubert Shoemaker  133 0.65% LPP 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 GINGRAS, Ernest-Omer Clerk, merchant  10,300 46.71% Lib. 
NICOL, Albert Farmer  7,243 32.85% P.C. 
NOËL, J.-Raymond Accountant  4,508 20.44% Ind. Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 DUBOIS, V. Florent Merchant  11,984 50.26% P.C. 
GINGRAS, Ernest-Omer Clerk, merchant  11,299 47.39% Lib. 
BACHAND, Lucien Student  560 2.35% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 BERNIER, André Accountant  11,816 49.05% S.C. 
THÉROUX, Gaston-H. Businessman  6,430 26.69% Lib. 
DUBOIS, V. Florent Merchant  5,843 24.26% P.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 ASSELIN, Patrick-T. Farmer  8,762 39.71% Lib. 
BERNIER, André Accountant  8,312 37.67% S.C. 
DUBOIS, V. Florent Manager  4,063 18.41% P.C. 
CRAIG, Lewis Paper manufacturer  928 4.21% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 ASSELIN, Patrick-T. Farmer  8,685 40.65% Lib. 
BEAUDOIN, Léonel Broker  6,662 31.18% Ral. Créd. 
POIRIER, J.-Osias Journalist  4,359 20.40% P.C. 
DROUIN, André Broker  1,660 7.77% N.D.P. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:DRUMMOND (Quebec)(1968 - )
RICHMOND (Quebec)(1968 - 1981)


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