Results, Ridings & Candidates
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Riding profile: Laviolette is located in the upper Mauricie region and contains the following municipalities: Grandes-Piles, Hérouxville, La Bostonnais, Lac-Édouard, La Croche, La Tuque, Parent, Saint-Adelphe, Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, Saint-Séverin, Sainte-Thècle, Saint-Tite and Trois-Rives.
It also contains part of the city of Shawinigan corresponding to the city of Grand-Mère, the village of Saint-Georges, Saint-Jean-des-Piles parish and the unorganized territories of Lac-des-Cinq and Lac-Wapizagonke.
In addition, it contains the First Nation reserves of Coucoucache, Obedjiwan and Wemotaci and the hamlets of Casey, Clova, Hibbard, Oskélanéo, Sanmaur and Windigo.
Riding history: The riding has existed since 1930. In the 1992 redistribution, Manouane reserve (599 electors) moved to Berthier riding.
In the 2001 redistribution, the riding lost a small area with no electors (Saint-Gérard-des-Laurentides) to Saint-Maurice.
Political history: 1970, 1973 - LIB 1976-1998 inclusive - PQ 2001 byelection, 2003, 2007 - LIB
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 56.75 per cent; No - 43.25 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 1.0 per cent French: 92.3 per cent Other: 6.8 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Prudent Carpentier won in 1970, 1973.
Parti Québécois's Jean-Pierre Jolivet defeated Union Nationale's Gaston Fortin. Jolivet was vice-president of the national assembly, 1980-84. Jolivet was re-elected in 1981, 1985 and 1989. He was appointed minister responsible for forests, Dec. 20, 1984; chief government whip, Sept. 26, 1994, to Aug. 23, 1997; minister of state for electoral parliamentary reform, government house leader, Aug. 25, 1997 to Oct. 28, 1998; minister for regional development and forests, Feb. 25, 1998 to Sept. 23, 1998; regions minister, Sept. 23, 1998. Remained as minister for regions until his resignation on March 7, 2001 (he resigned the day before then premier Lucien Bouchard).
Oct. 1, 2001 byelection
Liberal Julie Boulet defeated Parti Québécois's Yves Demers.
Boulet defeated Parti Québécois's Patrick Lahaie.
Boulet defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Stéphane Defoy.
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