Bonaventure (electoral district)

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Bonaventure
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1969
First contested1867
Last contested1993

Bonaventure (later known as Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) was a federal electoral district in the province of Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1997. It was created as "Bonaventure" riding by the British North America Act, 1867.

History[edit]

In 1933, it was defined to consist of the county of Bonaventure and the municipalities of Ste-Florence, Ste-Marguerite-Marie and Causapscal (parish and village) in the county of Matapedia.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist only of the county of Bonaventure.

In 1952, parts of the county of Matapédia were added: the townships of Assemetquagan and Milnikek, the projected township of Roncevaux and, the township of Assemetquagan in the municipality of Saint-Fidèle-de-Ristigouche.

In 1966, it was defined to consist of the Counties of Bonaventure and Iles-de-la-Madeleine and the Townships of Milnikek and Assemetquagan in the County of Matapédia.

In 1976, it was defined to consist of:

  • the Towns of Carleton, Causapscal and New Richmond;
  • the Counties of Bonaventure and Iles-de-la-Madeleine; and
  • in the County of Matapédia: the parish municipalities of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Causapscal and Saint-Raphaël-d'Albertville; the municipalities of Saint-Edmond, Sainte-Florence and Sainte-Marguerite; the Township of Milnikek and that part of the Township of Assemetquagan without local municipal organization.

In 1987, it was defined to consist of

  • the towns of Carleton and New Richmond;
  • the County of Bonaventure excluding the following: the Parish Municipality of Sainte-Germaine-de-l'Anseaux-Gascons; the Township Municipality of Port-Daniel-Partie-Est; the Territory of Bonaventure-Routhierville portion; and
  • the County of Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

The riding's name was changed to "Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine" in 1971.

The district was amalgamated into the Gaspé—Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine electoral district in 1996.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Bonaventure
1st  1867–1872     Théodore Robitaille Conservative
2nd  1872–1873
 1873–1874
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1879
 1879–1882 Pierre-Clovis Beauchesne
5th  1882–1887 Louis-Joseph Riopel
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1896     William Le Boutillier Fauvel Liberal
8th  1896–1897
 1897–1900 Jean-François Guité
9th  1900–1904 Charles Marcil
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1937
 1937–1940 Pierre-Émile Côté
19th  1940–1945 Alphée Poirier
20th  1945–1949     Bona Arsenault Independent
21st  1949–1953     Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Nérée Arsenault Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962 Lucien Grenier
25th  1962–1963     Albert Béchard Liberal
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
29th  1972–1974     Albert Béchard Liberal
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980 Rémi Bujold
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Darryl Gray Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Patrick Gagnon Liberal
Riding dissolved into Gaspé—Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Election results[edit]

Bonaventure[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Théodore Robitaille 1,018
Unknown Tremblay 444
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Théodore Robitaille 999
Unknown J.R. Hamilton 232
Unknown A. Verge 2
By-election on 15 February 1873

On Mr. Robitaille's appointment as Receiver-General, 30 January 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Théodore Robitaille acclaimed
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Théodore Robitaille 1,063
Unknown M. Tremblay 742
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Théodore Robitaille 1,014
Unknown W.H. Clapperton 825
By-election on 26 August 1879

Robitaille appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, 26 July 1879

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Pierre-Clovis Beauchesne acclaimed
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Louis-Joseph Riopel acclaimed
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Louis-Joseph Riopel 1,352
Liberal George Pierre Roy 994
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William LeBoutillier Fauvel 1,707
Conservative A.A. Laferriere 1,003
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William LeBoutillier Fauvel 1,644
Conservative George P. Roy 1,331
By-election on 17 March 1897

Fauvel's death, 8 February 1897

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-François Guité 1,908
Conservative Charles Cyr 1,116
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 1,567
Conservative Jean Baptiste Belanger 1,418
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 2,280
Conservative Thomas Crockett 1,388
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 2,408
Conservative Arthur Beauchesne 1,146
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 2,444
Conservative Joseph-Alfred Mousseau 1,395
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Charles Marcil 4,131
Government (Unionist) Philippe Furois 1,236
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 6,136
Conservative Thomas Robert Busteed 1,599
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 4,344
Conservative Etienne Théodore Paquet 3,815
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 6,164
Conservative Eugene Paquet 5,155
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 5,894
Conservative Edward Andrew D. Morgan 5,848
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Marcil 8,498
Conservative James Joseph Jessop 5,935
By-election on 22 March 1937

Marcil's death, 29 January 1937

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Pierre-Emile Cote 7,735
Conservative William O'Donnell 6,076
Independent Maurice Thibault 225
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal J.-Alphée Poirier 9,446
National Government Bona Arsenault 5,741
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Bona Arsenault 7,885
Liberal John C. Gilker 6,605
Progressive Conservative Alexander Pratt 1,046
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bona Arsenault 9,802
Progressive Conservative Edouard Dion 6,776
Independent Liberal Bertrand Tremblay 437
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bona Arsenault 9,177
Progressive Conservative Jean-Augustin Goulet 6,446
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Nérée Arsenault 8,161
Liberal Bona Arsenault 7,903
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lucien Grenier 9,135
Liberal André Dube 7,741
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert Béchard 7,559
Progressive Conservative Lucien Grenier 6,286
Social Credit Conrad-V. Audet 3,025
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert Béchard 9,092
Social Credit J.-O-Gérard Bernard 4,302
Progressive Conservative Lucien Grenier 2,785
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert Béchard 8,985
Progressive Conservative AURÈLE 6,236
Ralliement créditiste Gérard Audet 733
New Democratic Marc Boulard 251
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert Béchard 10,144
Ralliement créditiste Gérard Audet 4,240
Progressive Conservative Robert Bourdages 3,674
Independent Henri Chapados 680
New Democratic Bernard Martin 282

Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine[edit]

1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert Béchard 12,213
Progressive Conservative Gérard-Raymond Blais 5,108
Social Credit Gérard Audet 4,842
New Democratic Huguette-L. Gauthier 480
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert Béchard 12,977
Progressive Conservative Gérard-Raymond Blais 6,884
New Democratic Huguette-L. Gauthier 1,313
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Rémi Bujold 15,777
Progressive Conservative Gilbert Carbonneau 11,641
New Democratic Huguette Gauthier 1,514
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Rémi Bujold 19,193
Progressive Conservative Marie Josée Pinard 5,063
New Democratic John Foran 1,568
Rhinoceros Louis Philippe Tulip Leblanc 917
Social Credit Gérard Bernard 528
Rhinoceros Jacques Simard 391
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Darryl Gray 15,502
Liberal Rémi Bujold 13,689
New Democratic Martin Cauvier 1,040
Independent Sylvain Sauvé 440
Commonwealth of Canada Jacques Bernier 280
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Darryl Gray 15,491
Liberal Lyse Routhier 9,296
New Democratic Germaine Poirier 1,546
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Patrick Gagnon 12,334
Bloc Québécois Michel Saint-Pierre 9,228
Progressive Conservative Darryl L. Gray 6,019
New Democratic Germaine Poirier 377

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the] Library of Parliament: