Nicolet-Yamaska (electoral district)

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Nicolet-Yamaska
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature National Assembly of Quebec
District created 1972
District abolished 1980
District re-created 1988
District re-abolished 2011
First contested 1973
Last contested 2008
Demographics
Population (2006) 43,849
Electors (2008)[1] 34,889
Area (km²)[2] 2,389.52
Census divisions Arthabaska (part), Bécancour (part), Drummond (part), Nicolet-Yamaska (part)
Census subdivisions Drummondville (part), Yamaska (part), Aston-Jonction, Baie-du-Febvre, Bécancour, Daveluyville, Grand-Saint-Esprit, La Visitation-de-Yamaska, Maddington, Nicolet, Pierreville, Sainte-Anne-du-Sault, Saint-Bonaventure, Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults, Saint-Célestin (municipality), Saint-Célestin (village), Saint-David, Saint-Elphège, Sainte-Eulalie, Saint-François-du-Lac, Saint-Gérard-Majella, Saint-Guillaume, Saint-Joachim-de-Courval, Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, Sainte-Monique, Sainte-Perpétue, Saint-Pie-de-Guire, Saint-Sylvère, Saint-Wenceslas, Saint-Zéphirin-de-Courval; Odanak, Wôlinak

Nicolet-Yamaska is a former provincial electoral district in the Centre-du-Québec and Montérégie regions of Quebec, Canada that elected members to the National Assembly of Quebec.

As of its final election, it included the cities or municipalities of Pierreville, Nicolet, Bécancour, Sainte-Eulalie, Daveluyville, Saint-Leonard-d'Aston, Saint-Wenceslas and Saint-Gerard-Majella as well as portions of the city of Drummondville.

It was created for the 1973 election from parts of Nicolet and its final election was in 1976. It disappeared in the 1981 election and Nicolet was recreated. Nicolet disappeared again in the 1989 election, for which Nicolet-Yamaska was recreated. Nicolet-Yamaska's final election was in 2008. It disappeared in the 2012 election and the successor electoral district was Nicolet-Bécancour.[3]

Members of the National Assembly[edit]

  1. Benjamin Faucher, Liberal (1973–1976)
  2. Serge Fontaine, Union Nationale (1976–1981)
  3. did not exist (1981–1989), see Nicolet
  4. Maurice Richard, Liberal (1989–1994)
  5. Michel Morin, Parti Québécois (1994–2007)
  6. Éric Dorion, Action démocratique (2007–2008)
  7. Jean-Martin Aussant, Parti Québécois (2008–2011); Independent (2011); Option nationale (2011–2012)

Election results[edit]

Quebec general election, 2008: Nicolet-Yamaska
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Parti Québécois Jean-Martin Aussant 8,131 35.24
Liberal Mario Landry 7,956 34.48
     Action démocratique Éric Dorion
(incumbent)
6,044 26.20
     Québec Solidaire Marianne Mathis 940 4.07
Total valid votes 23,071 98.14
Rejected and declined votes 438 1.86
Turnout 23,509 67.38 -10.35
Electors on the lists 34,889
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec general election, 2007: Nicolet-Yamaska
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Action démocratique Éric Dorion 10,839 41.18
     Parti Québécois Donald Martel 7,455 28.32
Liberal Yves Baril 6,770 25.72
     Québec Solidaire Jean Proulx 1,121 4.26
     Independent Simonne Lizotte 138 0.52
Total valid votes 26,323 98.73
Rejected and declined votes 339 1.27
Turnout 26,662 77.73
Electors on the lists 34,301
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec general election, 2003: Nicolet-Yamaska
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Parti Québécois Michel Morin 10,783 41.21
Liberal Jean Rousseau 8,927 34.12
     Action démocratique Lise Blanchette 5,899 22.54
Bloc Pot Blak D. Blackburn 417 1.59
     Independent Simonne Lizotte 141 0.54
Total valid votes 26,167 98.49
Rejected and declined votes 401 1.51
Turnout 26,568 77.82
Electors on the lists 34,140
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec general election, 1998: Nicolet-Yamaska
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Parti Québécois Michel Morin 14,166 50.23
Liberal Daniel McMahon 10,369 36.77
     Action démocratique Frédéric Lajoie 3,509 12.44
     Socialist Democracy Robert Poirier 157 0.56
Total valid votes 28,201 98.70
Rejected and declined votes 372 1.30
Turnout 28,573 84.59
Electors on the lists 33,777
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec general election, 1994: Nicolet-Yamaska
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Parti Québécois Michel Morin 13,427 50.13 +14.67
Liberal Maurice Richard 12,520 46.74 -13.40
     Natural Law Jacques Houde 840 3.14
Total valid votes 26,787 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 816
Turnout 27,603 84.85 +3.84
Electors on the lists 32,530
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec general election, 1989: Nicolet-Yamaska
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maurice Richard 15,164 60.14
     Parti Québécois Guy Vachon 8,941 35.46
Green Jean-Léon Deschênes 1,111 4.41
Total valid votes 25,216 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 508
Turnout 25,724 81.01
Electors on the lists 31,753
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

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Neighbouring electoral districts[edit]

Coordinates: 46°09′18″N 72°31′37″W / 46.155°N 72.527°W / 46.155; -72.527