Témiscamingue (electoral district)

Témiscamingue (electoral district)

Témiscamingue (formerly known as Rouyn-Noranda—Témiscamingue) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 2004.

History

This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Pontiac—Témiscamingue and Villeneuve ridings.

It was initially defined to consist of:
* the Cities of Noranda and Rouyn;
* the Towns of Belleterre, Temiscaming and Ville-Marie;
* the County of Témiscamingue (except the Townships of Béraud, Chabert, Darlens, Desroberts, Granet, Jourdan, Landanet, Laubanie, Marrias, Mazérac, Pélissier and Sabourin without local municipal organization).

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of:
* the Cities of Noranda and Rouyn;
* the Towns of Belleterre, Duparquet, La Sarre, Macamic, Temiscaming and Ville-Marie;
* the County of Témiscamingue; and
* parts of the County of Abitibi.

In 1987, it wa redefined to consist of:
*the towns of Belleterre, Duparquet, La Sarre, Macamic, Noranda, Rouyn, Témiscaming and Ville-Marie;
*the County of Témiscamingue excluding the Territory of Témiscamingue-Lac-Granet portion;
* parts of the County of Abitibi; and
* the southwest part of the Municipality of James Bay.

It was renamed "Rouyn-Noranda—Témiscamingue" in 1996, and redefined to consist of:
* the cities of Belleterre, Cadillac, Duparquet, La Sarre, Macamic, Rouyn-Noranda, Témiscaming and Ville-Marie;
* the county regional municipalities of Abitibi-Ouest and Rouyn-Noranda;
* the County Regional Municipality of Témiscamingue, including Timiscaming Indian Reserve No. 19 and Eagle Village First Nation-Kipawa Indian Reserve, the Indian settlements of Hunter's Point and Winneway; and
* the southwest part of the Municipality of James Bay.

In 1997, it was renamed "Témiscamingue".

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was merged into Abitibi—Témiscamingue.

Members of Parliament

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

*Réal Caouette, Social Credit (1968-1976)
*Gilles Caouette, Social Credit (1976-1979)
*Henri Tousignant, Liberal (1979-1984)
*Gabriel Desjardins, Progressive Conservative (1984-1993)
*Pierre Brien, Bloc Québécois (1993-2003)
*Gilbert Barrette, Liberal (2003-2004)

Election results

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CAOUETTE, Réal ||align=right|12,532
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LAPIERRE, Côme-A. ||align=right|6,603
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CHARRON-LABRIE, Aurore ||align=right| 1,774
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WORMSLEY, George ||align=right| 556

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CAOUETTE, Réal ||align=right|15,660
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BERGERON, Jacquelin ||align=right|6,731
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BANVILLE, Claude ||align=right|854
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CARPENTER, Charles ||align=right|774
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RIOUX, Roger ||align=right|752

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CAOUETTE, Réal ||align=right|14,026
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BERGERON, Jacquelin ||align=right|6,396
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BELLEHUMEUR, Réal ||align=right| 884
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AYOTTE, Wilbrod ||align=right| 641

By-election: On Mr. Caouette's death, 16 December 1976

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CAOUETTE, Gilles ||align=right|9,603
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PRATTE, Gaston ||align=right|7,422
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GRIMARD, Normand ||align=right|3,136
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DESAUTELS, Guy ||align=right| 495
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BELLEHUMEUR, Réal ||align=right| 377

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TOUSIGNANT, Henri ||align=right| 16,147
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CAOUETTE, Gilles ||align=right|15,295
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GRIMARD, Normand ||align=right|4,659
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BOUDREAU, Germain ||align=right|1,473
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PAQUIN, Raymond ||align=right|1,099
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LORTIE, Marcel ||align=right| 311
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DESCHAMPS, Fernand ||align=right|92

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TOUSIGNANT, Henri ||align=right|22,031
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BUREAU, Roger ||align=right|8,653
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MARTEL, Bernard ||align=right|1,886
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LORD, Marc ||align=right| 1,586
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MASSICOTTE, Michel Célestin ||align=right|1,206
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FORTIER, Réjean ||align=right|510
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MCLAREN, Ted ||align=right|136
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LAFLEUR, Pierre-Jean ||align=right|96

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DESJARDINS, Gabriel ||align=right| 20,347
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TOUSIGNANT, Henri ||align=right|13,756
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VERVILLE, Guy ||align=right|2,189
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PARENT, Roberte ||align=right|2,126
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BÉGIN, Marcel Yves ||align=right|1,457
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LORD, Rachel ||align=right|626

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DESJARDINS, Gabriel ||align=right|19,106
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TRUDEL, Rémy ||align=right|15,623
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GUERTIN, Laurent ||align=right|5,843
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OUELLET, Jean ||align=right| 712

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BRIEN, Pierre ||align=right|22,555
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HÉROUX, Gilles ||align=right|9,246
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DESJARDINS, Gabriel ||align=right|7,806
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DEGUIRE, Grégoire ||align=right| 530
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AYOTTE, Célyne ||align=right| 300

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BRIEN, Pierre ||align=right|18,528
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BÉLANGER-TEED, Nora ||align=right|12,678
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PILON, Denis ||align=right|7,879
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MORIN, Anik-Maude ||align=right|654

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BRIEN, Pierre ||align=right|18,803
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CHARRON, Roch ||align=right|16,032
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LAROCHELLE, Eric ||align=right|1,368
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HÉROUX, Sébastien ||align=right|805
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MORIN, Anik-Maude ||align=right| 489

By-election: On Mr. Brien's resignation, 14 March 2003:

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Liberal
Gilbert Barrette
align=right|10,195
align=right|57.0|
Bloc Québécois
Sylvain Sauvageau
align=right|6,287
align=right|35.2|
Progressive Conservative
Rachel Lord
align=right|733
align=right|4.1|
New Democratic Party
Dennis Shushack
align=right|587
align=right|3.3|
Canadian Alliance
Clarence Marshall
align=right|82
align=right|0.5|

See also

* List of Canadian federal electoral districts
* Past Canadian electoral districts

External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=720 (1966 - 1996)]
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&rid=1184&Include= (1996 - 1997)]
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&rid=1185&Include= (1997 - 2003)]


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