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Verchères (electoral district)

Verchères was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1892, and from 1988 to 1997.

The first Verchères electoral district was created in the British North America Act, 1867, and abolished in 1892 when it was merged into Chambly riding. It covered the area bounded on the northeast by the County of Richelieu, on the northwest by the Saint Lawrence River, on the southeast by the Richelieu River, and on the southwest by the southeastern limits of the Parishes of Chambly, Saint Bruno and Boucherville, including all islands in the Saint Lawrence and Richelieu Rivers nearest to Verchères and wholly or in part opposite to it. Verchères comprised, therefore, the Parishes of Varennes, Verchères, Contrecoeur, Beloeil, Saint Marc, Saint Antoine and Sainte Julie.

The second Verchères electoral district was created in 1976. In 1998, the name of the riding was changed to "Verchères—Les Patriotes". See that article for information on the riding created in 1976.

Electoral history

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Félix Geoffrion 831
     Unknown Mr. Massue 740
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Félix Geoffrion 963
     Liberal-Conservative Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau 194
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Félix GEOFFRION 924
     Unknown E. BARNARD 563
By-Election on Mr. Geoffrion being appointed Minister of Inland Revenue:
By-election on 25 July 1874
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Félix GEOFFRION acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Hon. Félix GEOFFRION 935
     Unknown M.E. DUCHARME 880
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Hon. Félix GEOFFRION 885
     Unknown M.E. DUCHARME 866
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Hon. Félix GEOFFRION 1,125
     Unknown M.E. DUCHARME 991
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Hon. Félix GEOFFRION 1,108
     Unknown A.M. ARCHAMBAULT 940
By-Election on Mr. Geoffrion's death:
By-election on 17 April 1895
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Christophe-Alphonse GEOFFRION acclaimed

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