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.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Nicolet—Yamaska and Richelieu—Verchères prior to 1968
Richelieu
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     Independent
1990–1993     Bloc Québécois
35th 1993–1997
36th 1997–2000
Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
37th 2000–2004     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
Richelieu
38th 2004–2006     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
39th 2006–2008     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, 2004-present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
     Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 19,046 38.30 -16.37
     New Democratic Party Krista Lalonde 17,705 35.60 +27.43
     Conservative Charles Cartier 6,478 13.03 -5.12
Liberal Rhéal Blais 5,024 10.10 -6.18
Green Anne-Marie Tanguay 1,479 2.97 +0.25
Total valid votes 49,732 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,058
Turnout 50,790
Source: Official Results, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2008: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 26,821 54.67 -1.25 $81,799
     Conservative Réjean Bériault 8,904 18.15 -5.21 $36,546
Liberal Ghislaine Cournoyer 7,987 16.28 +3.30 $12,932
     New Democratic Party Nourredine Seddiki 4,010 8.17 +3.64 $3,020
Green Rebecca Laplante 1,334 2.72 -0.50
Total valid votes 49,056 100.00
Total rejected ballots 918
Turnout 49,974 65.45 -1.41
Electors on the lists 76,352
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2006: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 27,742 55.92 -8.75 $58,033
     Conservative Marie-Ève Hélie-Lambert 11,588 23.36 +15.71 $29,709
Liberal Ghislaine Provencher 6,438 12.98 -9.70 $49,696
     New Democratic Party Marie-Claude Cartier 2,248 4.53 +2.44 none listed
Green Louis Lacroix 1,595 3.22 +1.50 $116
Total valid votes 49,611 100.00
Total rejected ballots 877
Turnout 50,488 66.86 +0.80
Electors on the lists 75,514
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Richelieu, 2003-2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 31,497 64.67 +8.50 $62,832
Liberal Ghislaine Provencher 11,045 22.68 -8.83 $57,727
     Conservative Daniel A. Proulx 3,726 7.65 -1.79 $4,855
     New Democratic Party Charles Bussières 1,017 2.09 none listed
Green Jean-Pierre Bonenfant 839 1.72 $475
Marijuana Daniel Blackburn 580 1.19 none listed
Total valid votes 48,704 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,308
Turnout 50,012 66.06
Electors on the lists 75,702
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative figures from 2000. Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, 1998 - 2003[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp 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, 1968 - 1998[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp 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.
Canadian federal election, 1993: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp 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: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp 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: Richelieu
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
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 % ±pp
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 % ±pp
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 % ±pp
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 % ±pp
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 % ±pp
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

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References[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

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