Berthier—Maskinongé

Berthier—Maskinongé

Berthier—Maskinongé (formerly known as Berthier and Berthier—Maskinongé—Lanaudière) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1953, from 1968 to 1988, and since 2004. Its population in 2001 was 103,516.

Geography

The riding extends along the north bank of the Saint Lawrence River between the north suburbs of Montreal and Trois-Rivières, straddling the Quebec regions of Lanaudière and Mauricie.

The district includes the Regional County Municipalities of D'Autray and Maskinongé, and the former cities of Pointe-du-Lac and Trois-Rivières-Ouest in the City of Trois-Rivières.

The neighbouring ridings are Joliette, Repentigny, Verchères—Les Patriotes, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, Trois-Rivières, and Saint-Maurice—Champlain.

History

The riding was created in 1924 from Berthier and Maskinongé. It consisted of Berthier County and Maskinongé County.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the county of Berthier and the town of Berthierville, the county of Maskinongé and the town of Louiseville, and Gouin township in the county of Joliette.

In 1952, it was abolished when it was merged into Berthier—Maskinongé—delanaudière riding.

The riding was recreated in 1966 as "Berthier" from the districts of Berthier—Maskinongé—delanaudière, Chapleau, Joliette—L'Assomption—Montcalm, St-Maurice—Laflèche, and Three Rivers.

In 1975, the name of the riding was changed to "Berthier-Maskinongé". After the 1980 election, the name of the district was changed to Berthier—Maskinongé—Lanaudière.

In the 1984 election, the seat was won by Progressive Conservative Robert de Cotret, who held it until the 1988 election. The riding was abolished in 1987. It was divided between Berthier—Montcalm, Champlain, and Saint-Maurice.

Berthier—Maskinongé was re-created in 2003. 44.8% of the riding came from Trois-Rivières, 36.0% from Berthier—Montcalm, and 19.2% from Saint-Maurice.

In the 2004 election and the 2006 election, Bloc Québécois MP Guy André was elected in the riding.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Berthier and Maskinongé prior to 1924
Berthier—Maskinongé
15th 1925-1926     Théodore Gervais Liberal
16th 1926-1930
17th 1930-1935     Joseph Arthur Barrette Conservative
18th 1935-1940     J.-Emile Ferron Liberal
19th 1940-1945
20th 1945-1949     Aldéric Laurendeau Liberal
21st 1949-1953     Joseph Langlois Liberal
Berthier—Maskinongé—Delanaudière, Chapleau, Joliette—L'Assomption—Montcalm, St-Maurice—Laflèche and Three Rivers from 1952-1966
Berthier
28th 1968-1972     Antonio Yanakis Liberal
29th 1972-1974
30th 1974-1979
Berthier-Maskinongé
31st 1979-1980     Antonio Yanakis Liberal
32nd 1980-1984
Berthier—Maskinongé—Lanaudière
33rd 1984-1988     Robert de Cotret Progressive Conservative
Berthier—Montcalm, Champlain and Saint-Maurice from 1987-2003
Berthier—Maskinongé
38th 2004-2006     Guy André Bloc Québécois
39th 2006-2008

Election results

Berthier—Maskinongé, 2004-present

Berthier—Maskinongé, 1975-1988

Berthier, 1968-1975

Berthier—Maskinongé, 1925-1953

See also

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