Montreal Centre

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Montral Centre
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1892
First contested1867
Last contested1895 by-election

Montreal Centre (French: Montréal-Centre) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1892.

It was created by the British North America Act, 1867. It consisted initially of the West Ward, the Centre Ward and the East Ward of the city of Montreal. In 1872, it was redefined to consist of the Ste. Anne Ward, West Ward, Centre Ward and East Ward.

It was abolished in 1892 when it was redistributed into St. Anne and St. James ridings. Nevertheless, a by-election was held in Montreal Centre on December 27, 1895.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Montreal Centre
1st  1867–1872     Thomas Workman Liberal
2nd  1872–1874     Michael Patrick Ryan Liberal–Conservative
3rd  1874–1874
 1875–1875     Bernard Devlin Liberal
 1875–1878
4th  1878–1882     Michael Patrick Ryan Liberal–Conservative
5th  1882–1887     John Joseph Curran Conservative
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1892
 1892–1895
 1895–1896     James McShane Liberal
Riding dissolved into St. Anne and St. James

Election results[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Workman acclaimed
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Michael Patrick Ryan acclaimed
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Michael Patrick Ryan 2,140
Liberal Bernard Devlin 1,782

By-election: On election being declared void, 31 October 1874

By-election on 12 January 1875
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bernard Devlin 2,303
Liberal–Conservative Michael Patrick Ryan 2,220

By-election: On Mr. Devlin being unseated on petition, 26 August 1875

By-election on 26 November 1875
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bernard Devlin acclaimed
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Michael Patrick Ryan 2,624
Liberal Bernard Devlin 1,845
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Joseph Curran 2,654
Unknown W. Farrell 1,367
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Joseph Curran 3,116
Liberal Henry Joseph Cloran 2,185
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Joseph Curran 3,450
Unknown E. W. P. Guérin 2,236

By-election: On Mr. Curran being appointed Solicitor General, 5 December 1892

By-election on 18 December 1892
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Joseph Curran acclaimed

By-election: On Mr. Curran being appointed Puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, 18 October 1895

By-election on 27 December 1895
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James McShane acclaimed

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