Three Rivers and St. Maurice

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Three Rivers and St. Maurice
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1892
District abolished 1933
First contested 1896
Last contested 1931 by-election

Three Rivers and St. Maurice (French : Trois-Rivières-et-Saint-Maurice; also known as Three Rivers—St. Maurice) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1892 to 1935.

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This riding was created as "Three Rivers and St. Maurice" riding in 1892 from Three Rivers and Saint Maurice ridings. It was renamed "Three Rivers—St. Maurice" in 1924 and defined to consist of the Cities of Three Rivers and Shawinigan Falls and the County of St. Maurice.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was redistributed into St-Maurice—Laflèche and Three Rivers ridings.

Members of Parliament

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Three Rivers and St. Maurice
Riding created from Three Rivers and Saint Maurice
8th  1896–1900   Adolphe-Philippe Caron Conservative
9th  1900–1904   Jacques Bureau Liberal
10th  1904–1907
 1907–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921   Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1922   Liberal
 1922–1925
Three Rivers—St. Maurice
15th  1925–1926   Arthur Bettez Liberal
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1931
 1931–1935   Charles Bourgeois Conservative
Riding dissolved into St-Maurice—Laflèche and Three Rivers

Election results

Three Rivers and St. Maurice, 1896–1925

Canadian federal election, 1896
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative CARON, Sir A.P. 1,691
Liberal FISET, Dr. L.P. 1,422
Canadian federal election, 1900
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BUREAU, Jacques 1,832
Conservative PANNETON, P.E. 1,527
Conservative DESAULNIERS, F.L. 103
Canadian federal election, 1904
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BUREAU, Jacques 2,667
Conservative DUPLESSIS, Nérée-L. 2,270

By-election: On Mr. Bureau being appointed Solicitor-General of Canada, 14 February 1907

By-election on 28 February 1907
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BUREAU, Hon. Jacques acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1908
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BUREAU, Hon. Jacques 3,139
Conservative PANNETON, Philippe-Elisée 1,773
Canadian federal election, 1911
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BUREAU, Hon. Jacques 3,155
Conservative NORMAND, Louis-Philippe 3,146
Canadian federal election, 1917
PartyCandidateVotes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) BUREAU, Jacques acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1921
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BUREAU, Hon. Jacques 13,995
Conservative NORMAND, Hon. Louis-Philippe 6,688

By-election: On Mr. Bureau's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown 3 January 1922

By-election on 19 January 1922
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BUREAU, Hon. Jacques acclaimed

Three Rivers—St. Maurice, 1925–1935

Canadian federal election, 1925
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BETTEZ, Arthur 10,285
Conservative NORMAND, Louis 6,007
UnknownRYAN, Robert 1,999
Canadian federal election, 1926
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BETTEZ, Arthur 11,384
Conservative NORMAND, Louis 5,737
Canadian federal election, 1930
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal BETTEZ, Arthur 14,732
Conservative DURAND, Louis-D. 11,083

By-election: On Mr. Bettez's death, 4 January 1931

By-election on 10 August 1931
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Charles Bourgeois 13,539
Liberal Wilfrid Gariépy 13,501

See also

Mauricie Administrative region in Quebec, Canada

Mauricie is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. La Mauricie National Park is contained within the region, making it a prime tourist location. The region has a land area of 35,855.22 km² and a 2006 census population of 258,928 residents. Its largest cities are Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan.

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

Coordinates: 46°24′N72°30′W / 46.4°N 72.5°W / 46.4; -72.5

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