Rivière-du-Loup (electoral district)

Quebec Liberal Party Union Nationale (Quebec) Parti Québécois
Rivière-du-Loup
Quebec electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
District created1930
District abolished1939
District re-created1944
District re-abolished2011
First contested1931
Last contested2009 (by-election)
Demographics
Population (2006)42,780
Electors (2008)[1]33,981
Area (km²)[2]2,481.21
Census divisionsLes Basques (all), Rivière-du-Loup (all)
Census subdivisionsCacouna, L'Isle-Verte, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Antonin, Saint-Arsène, Saint-Clément, Saint-Cyprien, Saint-Éloi, Saint-Épiphane, Sainte-Françoise, Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger, Saint-Guy, Saint-Hubert-de-Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, Saint-Médard, Saint-Modeste, Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix, Sainte-Rita, Saint-Simon, Trois-Pistoles; Cacouna (Indian reserve), Whitworth; Lac-Boisbouscache

Rivière-du-Loup is a former provincial electoral district in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada, which elected members to the National Assembly of Quebec.

It was created for the 1931 election from a portion of the electoral district of Témiscouata. It disappeared in the 1939 election and its successor electoral district was Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup; however, it was re-created for the 1944 election.

Its final general election was in 2008; there was a by-election in 2009. It disappeared in the 2012 election and the successor electoral district was Rivière-du-Loup–Témiscouata.[3]

Members of the Legislative Assembly / National Assembly

  1. Léon Casgrain, Liberal (1931–1939)
  2. did not exist (1939–1944), see Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup
  3. Léon Casgrain, Liberal (1944–1948)
  4. Roméo Gagné, Union Nationale (1948–1956)
  5. Alphonse Couturier, Liberal (1956–1966)
  6. Gérard Lebel, Union Nationale (1966–1970)
  7. Paul Lafrance, Liberal (1970–1976)
  8. Jules Boucher, Parti Québécois (1976–1985)
  9. Albert Côté, Liberal (1985–1994)
  10. Mario Dumont, Action démocratique (1994-2009)
  11. Jean D'Amour, Liberal (2009, 2009–2012), Independent (2009)

Linguistic demographics

Election results

Quebec provincial by-election, June 22, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jean D'Amour 9,959 47.49 +20.50
Parti Québécois Paul Crête 7,514 35.83 +21.63
Action démocratique Gilberte Côté 3,089 14.73 −37.04
Green Martin Poirier 151 0.72 −1.67
Independent Victor-Lévy Beaulieu 93 0.44 −2.34
Québec solidaire Benoît Renaud 89 0.42 −1.44
Finance Reform Denis Couture 40 0.19
Parti indépendantiste Éric Tremblay 37 0.18
Total valid votes 20,972 99.44
Total rejected ballots 119 0.56
Turnout 21,091 61.64 −2.34
Electors on the lists 34,219
Called upon the resignation of Mario Dumont.
2008 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Action démocratique Mario Dumont 11,115 51.77 -6.70
Liberal Jean-Pierre Rioux 5,795 26.99 -1.29
Parti Québécois Stephan Shields 3,048 14.20 +3.40
Independent Victor-Lévy Beaulieu 597 2.78
Green Alain Gagnon 513 2.39 -0.06
Québec solidaire Stacy Larouche 400 1.86
Total valid votes 21,468 98.74
Total rejected ballots 273 1.26
Turnout 21,741 63.98 -14.29
Electors on the lists 33,981
Action démocratique hold Swing -2.70


2007 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Action démocratique Mario Dumont 15,276 58.47 +1.24
Liberal Jean D'Amour 7,390 28.29 +4.53
Parti Québécois Hugues Belzile 2,821 10.80 -6.88
Green Martin Poirier 639 2.45 +1.12
Total valid votes 26,126 99.20
Total rejected ballots 210 0.80
Turnout 26,336 78.27 +5.61
Electors on the lists 33,648
2003 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Action démocratique Mario Dumont 13,452 57.23 +10.89
     Liberal Jacque Morin 5,585 23.76 -1.55
Parti Québécois Carol Gilbert 4,155 17.68 -9.15
Green Julie Morin 312 1.33
1998 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Action démocratique Mario Dumont 10,897 46.34 -8.43
Parti Québécois Lise Chouinard 6,308 26.83 -0.37
     Liberal Jean Morin 5,952 25.31 +7.92
Bloc Pot Léo Legault 197 0.84
 } Independent Daniel Morin 98 0.42
  Socialist Democracy Louis Leroux 61 0.26
1995 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Yes 14,561 54.59
No 12,114 45.41
1994 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Action démocratique Mario Dumont 13,307 54.77
Parti Québécois Harold LeBel 6,608 27.20 -14.85
Liberal Jean D'Amour 4,226 17.39 -37.09
Independent L. Richard Cimon 99 0.41
Natural Law Armand Pouliot 55 0.23
1992 Charlottetown Accord referendum
Side Votes %
Non 13,657 62.28
Oui 8,272 37.72
1989 Quebec general election: Rivière-du-Loup
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Albert Côté 11,317 54.48 +1.16
Parti Québécois Harold LeBel 8,736 42.05 -0.77
Marxist–Leninist Pierre-Paul Malenfant 720 3.47
1985 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Albert Côté 11,690 53.32 +13.60
Parti Québécois Denise M. Levesque 9,386 42.82 -12.50
  New Democratic Marius Tremblay 711 3.24
  Christian Socialist Evelyne Sévigny 136 0.62
1981 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Jules Boucher 12,871 55.32 +16.79
     Liberal Emilien Michaud 9,242 39.72 +8.98
Union Nationale Régent Raymond 1,154 4.96 -16.44
1980 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
No 14,452 56.64
Yes 11,065 43.36
1976 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Jules Boucher 9,415 38.53 +20.96
     Liberal Paul Lafrance 7,511 30.74 -19.67
Union Nationale Réal Grondin 5,230 21.40 +11.49
     Ralliement créditiste Gérard Roy 2,281 9.33 -12.78
1973 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Lafrance 10,827 50.41 +9.01
     Parti créditiste Gérard Roy 4,748 22.11 +9.77
Parti Québécois Frank Lemieux 3,773 17.57 +7.89
Union Nationale Réal Grondin 2,129 9.91 -26.67
1970 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Lafrance 8,586 41.40 -6.42
Union Nationale Gérard Lebel 7,585 36.58 -15.60
     Ralliement créditiste Robert Bergeron 2,558 12.34
Parti Québécois Marius Milord 2,008 9.68
1966 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Union Nationale Gérard Lebel 9,691 52.18 +3.40
     Liberal Alphonse Courturier 8,880 47.82 -3.40
1962 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alphonse Courturier 8,493 51.22 -0.49
Union Nationale Gérard Lebel 8,090 48.78 +0.49
1960 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alphonse Courturier 8,671 51.71 +0.47
Union Nationale Maurice-Wilfrid Soucy 8,099 48.29 +0.35
1956 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alphonse Courturier 8,623 51.24 +2.76
Union Nationale Maurice-Wilfrid Soucy 8,067 47.94 -3.21
  Independent U.N. Pierre-Hervé Marquis 139 0.83
1952 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Union Nationale Roméo Gagné 8,689 51.15 -5.75
     Liberal Alphonse Courturier 8,236 48.48 +7.23
  Independent U.N. Jean-Baptiste Lavoie 62 0.36
1948 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Union Nationale Roméo Gagné 9,391 56.90 +12.96
     Liberal Léon Casgrain 6,809 41.25 -9.12
     Union des électeurs Marc Riou 305 1.85
1944 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Léon Casgrain 7,061 50.37
Union Nationale Roméo Gagné 6,160 43.94
Bloc populaire Thomas Talbot 797 5.69

References

  1. ^ http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/provincial/electoral-map/general-information-on-the-provincial-electoral-divisions.php?bsq=698&section=population
  2. ^ http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/provincial/electoral-map/general-information-on-the-provincial-electoral-divisions.php?bsq=698&section=superficie
  3. ^ Commission de la représentation électorale (January 2012). "The electoral map of Québec 2011: Final Report" (PDF). Retrieved March 21, 2012.