Municipal History of Quebec - Municipal Chronology - 2003

2003

  • 8 January: Creation of the City of Mont-Laurier by the merger of the City of Mont-Laurier, the Municipalities of Des Ruisseaux and Saint-Aimé-du-Lac-des-Îles.
  • 12 February: Creation of the Municipality of Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce by the merger of the Municipality of Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce and the Parish of Saint-Gédéon (Chaudière-Appalaches).
  • 12 February: Creation of the City of Sept-Îles by the merger of the Cities of Sept-Îles, Moisie and the Municipality of Gallix.
  • 19 February: Creation of the City of Port-Cartier by the merger of the City of Port-Cartier and the Municipality of Rivière-Pentecôte.
  • 22 February: The City of Wright-Gracefield-Northfield changed its name to Gracefield.
  • 28 February: Creation of the City of Saint-Pie by the merger of the City of Saint-Pie and the Parish of Saint-Pie.
  • 26 March:
    • Creation of the City of La Tuque by the merger of the City of La Tuque, the Village of Parent, the Municipalities of La Bostonnais, La Croche, Lac-Édouard, the Unorganized Territories of Petit-Lac-Wayagamac, Lac-des-Moires, Lac-Tourlay, Kiskissink, Lac-Berlinguet, Rivière-Windigo, Lac-Pellerin, Obedjiwan (the latter not to be confused with the Indian reserve of the same name).
      • Le Haut-Saint-Maurice Regional County Municipality became defunct in conjunction with the above.
  • 5 April: The Parish of Saint-Jean became the Municipality of Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.
  • 5 April: The Village of Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan became the Municipality of Saint-Boniface.
  • 13 April: The Quebec Liberal Party came to power in the 2003 Quebec election, with a campaign promise to allow voters a say in reversing some of the 2000–2003 municipal amalgamations undertaken by the previous Parti Québécois government (see 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec).
  • 21 June: The Municipality of Beaux-Rivages–Lac-des-Écorces–Val-Barrette changed its name to Lac-des-Écorces.
  • 19 July: the Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste became a Municipality.
  • 26 July: The Township of Grand-Calumet became a Municipality.
  • 2 August:
    • The Township of Thorne became a Municipality.
    • The United Townships of Mulgrave-et-Derry became a Municipality.
    • The Parish of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours-Partie-Nord became the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours.
    • The Village of Montebello became a Municipality.
    • The Village of Shawville became a Municipality.
  • 11 October:
    • The Township of Clarendon became a Municipality.
    • The Township of Denholm became a Municipality.
    • The Township of Grand-Remous became a Municipality.
    • The United Townships of Mansfield-et-Pontefract became a Municipality.
    • The United Townships of Sheen-Esher-Aberdeen-et-Malakoff became the Municipality of Sheenboro.
    • The Parish of Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix became a Municipality.
    • The Parish of Saint-François-d'Assise became a Municipality.
    • The Village of Campbell's Bay became a Municipality.
  • 11 October: Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality changed its name to La Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality.
  • 13 December: The Parish of Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia became a Municipality.
  • 20 December:
    • The United Townships of Leslie-Clapham-et-Huddersfield became the Municipality of Otter Lake.
    • The Parish of Saint-François became the Municipality of Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.
    • The Village of Bryson became a Municipality.

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