Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour

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Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
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Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Louis Plamondon
Bloc Québécois
District created 1968
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 93,779
Electors (2011) 76,352
Area (km²)[2] 2,750.63
Pop. density (per km²) 34.1
Census divisions Bécancour,
Census subdivisions Bécancour, Nicolet, Pierreville, Saint-François-du-Lac, Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel, Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, Saint-Ours, Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel, Sorel-Tracy, Yamaska

Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour (formerly Richelieu) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

Geography[edit]

The riding, along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River opposite the city of Trois-Rivières, straddles the Quebec regions of Centre-du-Québec and Montérégie.

The riding consists of:

  • the Regional County Municipality of Nicolet-Yamaska, including Odanak Indian reserve No. 12;
  • the Regional County Municipality of Pierre-De Saurel (formerly Le Bas-Richelieu) and
  • the Regional County Municipality of Bécancour, including Wôlinak Indian reserve No. 11.

The neighbouring ridings are Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Mégantic—L'Érable, Richmond—Arthabaska, Drummond, Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, Verchères—Les Patriotes, Berthier—Maskinongé, Trois-Rivières, Saint-Maurice—Champlain, and Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier.

History[edit]

It was created as "Richelieu" riding in 1968 from parts of Nicolet—Yamaska and Richelieu—Verchères ridings.

It was renamed "Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour" in 1998.

In 2003, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour was abolished when it was redistributed into a new "Richelieu" riding, which incorporated parts of Lotbinière—L'Érable riding. Richelieu was renamed "Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour" after the 2004 election.

The 2012 federal electoral redistribution has concluded that this riding will have the same boundaries for the 42nd Canadian federal election, but will be renamed Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Richelieu
Riding created from Nicolet—Yamaska and Richelieu—Verchères
28th  1968 − 1972     Florian Côté Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980     Jean-Louis Leduc Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988     Louis Plamondon Progressive Conservative
34th  1988 − 1990
 1990 − 1990     Independent
 1990 − 1993     Bloc Québécois
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000
Riding renamed — Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
37th  2000 − 2004     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
Riding renamed — Richelieu
38th  2004 − 2006     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
Riding renamed — Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
39th  2006 − 2008     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel will have the same boundaries as its predecessor, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 19,046 38.30 -16.37 $78,417.55
New Democratic Krista Lalonde 17,705 35.60 +27.43 none listed
Conservative Charles Cartier 6,478 13.03 -5.12 $21,283.89
Liberal Rhéal Blais 5,024 10.10 -6.18 $33,774.36
Green Anne-Marie Tanguay 1,479 2.97 +0.25 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,732 100.0     $86,248.62
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 1,058 2.08 +0.24
Turnout 50,790 65.71 +0.26
Eligible voters 77,290
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -21.90
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 26,821 54.67 -1.25 $81,799.37
Conservative Réjean Bériault 8,904 18.15 -5.21 $36,546.14
Liberal Ghislaine Cournoyer 7,987 16.28 +3.30 $12,932.15
New Democratic Nourredine Seddiki 4,010 8.17 +3.64 $3,019.73
Green Rebecca Laplante 1,334 2.72 -0.50 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,056 100.0     $83,078
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 918 1.84 +0.10
Turnout 49,974 65.45 -1.41
Eligible voters 76,352
Bloc Québécois hold Swing +1.98
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 27,742 55.92 -8.75 $58,032.63
Conservative Marie-Ève Hélie-Lambert 11,588 23.36 +15.71 $29,709.34
Liberal Ghislaine Provencher 6,438 12.98 -9.70 $49,695.62
New Democratic Marie-Claude Cartier 2,248 4.53 +2.44 none listed
Green Louis Lacroix 1,595 3.22 +1.50 $115.96
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,611 100.0     $77,549
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 877 1.74
Turnout 50,488 66.86 +0.80
Eligible voters 75,514
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -12.23
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Richelieu, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 31,497 64.67 +8.50 $62,831.92
Liberal Ghislaine Provencher 11,045 22.68 -8.83 $57,727.26
Conservative Daniel A. Proulx 3,726 7.65 -1.80 $4,855.32
New Democratic Charles Bussières 1,017 2.09 +1.09 none listed
Green Jean-Pierre Bonenfant 839 1.72 $475.00
Marijuana Daniel Blackburn 580 1.19 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,704 100.0     $76,377
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 1,308 2.62
Turnout 50,012 66.06 +1.18
Electors on the lists 75,702
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservative Party is based on the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative totals from 2000.
Bloc Québécois notional hold Swing +8.66
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Bloc Québécois 26,898 56.17
  Liberal 15,089 31.51
  Alliance 2,289 4.78
  Progressive Conservative 2,233 4.67
  Others 896 1.87
  New Democratic 479 1.00

Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, 1996 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 25,266 56.92 +2.12 $58,797
Liberal Roland Paradis 13,781 31.04 +2.13 $50,880
     Canadian Alliance Frédéric Lajoie 2,078 4.68 $882
     Progressive Conservative Gabriel Rousseau 1,944 4.38 -9.78 $129
Marijuana Black D. Blackburn 901 2.03 $9
     New Democratic Party Raymond Dorion 421 0.95 -1.18 none listed
Total valid votes 44,391 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,229
Turnout 45,620 67.27 -8.80
Electors on the lists 67,815
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Richelieu, 1996 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 26,421 54.80 $59,298
Liberal Jocelyn Paul 13,941 28.91 $41,680
     Progressive Conservative Yves Schelling 6,827 14.16 $1,580
     New Democratic Party Sylvain Pelletier 1,028 2.13 $560
Total valid votes 48,217 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,418
Turnout 50,635 76.07
Electors on the lists 66,566
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and official contributions and expenses submitted by the candidates, provided by Elections Canada.

Richelieu, 1968–1996[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 31,558 66.52 $44,261
Liberal Michel Biron 10,933 23.05 +3.78 $46,920
     Progressive Conservative Lorraine Frappier 4,455 9.39 -59.52 $44,361
     New Democratic Party Carl Ethier 337 0.71 -6.06 $0
     Commonwealth Paulo da Silva 157 0.33 $0
Total valid votes 47,440 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,878
Turnout 49,318 81.73 +1.89
Electors on the lists 60,340
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from the official contributions and expenses submitted by the candidates, provided by Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Louis Plamondon 32,104 68.91 $40,540
Liberal Yvon Hébert 8,979 19.27 $17,953
     New Democratic Party Gaston Dupuis 3,154 6.77 $0
Green Jacqueline Lacoste 1,896 4.07 $133
Rhinoceros Paul Poison Hevey 457 0.98 $0
Total valid votes 46,590 100.00
Total rejected ballots 869
Turnout 47,459 79.84
Electors on the lists 59,440
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-fourth General Election, 1988.
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Louis Plamondon 28,747 59.22 +39.25
Liberal Jean-Louis Leduc 14,933 30.76 -37.39
New Democratic Gaston Dupuis 2,174 4.48 -2.96
Parti nationaliste Guy Vachon 1,463 3.01 -
Rhinoceros Yves Pi-oui Banville 945 1.95 -1.02
Social Credit Rénald Bibeau 202 0.42 -
Commonwealth of Canada Yves Julien 76 0.16 -
Total valid votes 48,540 100.00
Total rejected ballots 661
Turnout 49,201 81.64
Electors on the lists 60,264
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-third General Election, 1984.
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Louis Leduc 27,886 68.15 +12.29
Progressive Conservative Daniel Rock 8,155 19.97 -4.92
New Democratic Julian Heller 3,004 7.34 +4.02
Rhinoceros Hélène Moreau 1,215 2.97 +0.67
Independent Jean-Paul Cadorette 268 0.65 Ø
Union populaire Rolland Cousineau 265 0.65 +0.17
Marxist–Leninist Mario Bellavance 124 0.30 -0.02
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Louis Leduc 25,264 55.86 -3.12
Progressive Conservative Claude Gervais 11,258 24.89 -9.28
Social Credit André Hébert 5,798 12.82 Ø
New Democratic Madeleine Martel 1,500 3.32 -1.44
Rhinoceros Jean-Serge Baribeau 1,041 2.30 Ø
Union populaire Rolland Cousineau 218 0.48 Ø
Marxist–Leninist Mario Bellavance 145 0.32 -1.77
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Florian Coté 20,801 58.98 +10.64
Progressive Conservative Marcel Biron 12,052 34.17 +8.81
New Democratic Hans-G. Zimmermann 1,679 4.76 +1.53
Marxist–Leninist Robert Bibeau 737 2.09 Ø
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Florian Coté 18,087 48.34 -0.42
Progressive Conservative Yvon Ménard 9,487 25.36 -14.25
Social Credit Guy Dufour 8,340 22.30 Ø
New Democratic René Bélanger 1,209 3.23 -0.9
Independent Guy Mandeville 292 0.78 Ø
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Florian Coté 15,350 48.76 Ø
Progressive Conservative Bernard Gagné 12,470 39.61 Ø
Ralliement créditiste Armand Preston 1,966 6.25 Ø
New Democratic Lise Proulx-Morgan 1,300 4.13 Ø
Independent Joffre Ritter 395 1.25 Ø

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

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