Montreal West
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1892
First contested1867
Last contested1891

Montreal West (French: Montréal-Ouest) 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 St. Anne Ward, St. Antoine Ward and St. Lawrence Ward. In 1872, St. Anne Ward was removed from the riding. It was abolished in 1892 when it was redistributed into St. Antoine and St. Lawrence ridings.

Members of Parliament

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Montreal West
1st  1867–1868     Thomas D'Arcy McGee Liberal–Conservative
 1867–1872 Michael Patrick Ryan
2nd  1872–1874     John Young Liberal
3rd  1874–1874 Frederick Mackenzie
 1874–1875
 1875–1878 Thomas Workman
4th  1878–1882     Matthew Hamilton Gault Conservative
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891     Donald Smith Independent Conservative
7th  1891–1896
Riding dissolved into St. Antoine and St. Lawrence

Election results

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Thomas D'Arcy McGee 2,675
Liberal Bernard Devlin 2,478

By-election: On Mr. McGee being assassinated, 7 April 1868

By-election on 20 April 1868
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Michael Patrick Ryan acclaimed
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Young 2,138
Unknown George Alexander Drummond 1,322
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick Mackenzie 2,036
Unknown A. A. Stevenson 1,442

By-election: On election being declared void, 22 October 1874

By-election on 10 December 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick Mackenzie 2,030
Unknown Thomas White Jr. 2,023

By-election: On election being declared void, 14 August 1875

By-election on 30 October 1875
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Workman 2,300
Unknown Thomas White Jr. 2,250
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Matthew Hamilton Gault 3,334
Unknown Wm. Darling 1,627
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Matthew Hamilton Gault 2,707
Unknown J. K. Ward 1,960
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative Donald Smith 3,908
Liberal J. K. Ward 2,458
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Conservative Donald Smith 4,586
Liberal James Cochrane 880

See also