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|Member of the Canadian Parliament
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Meili Faille|
|Succeeded by||Peter Schiefke|
October 15, 1971 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Jamie Nicholls (born October 15, 1971) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election to represent the electoral district of Vaudreuil-Soulanges in Quebec as a member of the New Democratic Party. He was defeated in the 2015 election by Liberal Peter Schiefke.
Life and career
After studying and working in Vancouver, South Korea, and Turkey, he returned to Quebec permanently in 2007. Before his election to Parliament, Nicholls worked in a variety of fields: arts and design teacher, environmental researcher, ecological intervention adviser, registered landscape architect (AAPQ) and was a board member of COBAVER (Conseil des bassins versants Vaudreuil-Soulanges).
Working as a landscape architect while he was enrolled at McGill University's School of Urban Planning, Nicholls was one of five current McGill students, alongside undergraduates Mylène Freeman, Matthew Dubé, Charmaine Borg and Laurin Liu, elected to Parliament in the 2011 election following the NDP's unexpected mid-campaign surge in Quebec.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Vaudreuil—Soulanges|
|New Democratic||Jamie Nicholls||14,627||22.31||-21.19||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Vincent François||9,858||15.04||-8.62||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||65,528||100.0||$231,083.77|
|Total rejected ballots||714||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Vaudreuil—Soulanges|
|New Democratic||Jamie Nicholls||30,177||43.61||+33.98|
|Bloc Québécois||Meili Faille||17,781||25.69||-15.65|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||69,205||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||763||1.09|
- Election 2011: Vaudreuil-Soulanges. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011
- "Jamie Nicholls". New Democratic Party. Archived from the original on May 3, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- Bloc Quebecois' Faille loses to a friend in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. The Gazette, 2011-05-02.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Vaudreuil—Soulanges, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.