Jamie Nicholls

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Jamie Nicholls
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Assumed office
June 2, 2011
Preceded by Meili Faille
Personal details
Born (1971-10-15) October 15, 1971 (age 43)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Children One
Residence Saint-Lazare, Quebec
Profession Landscape architect

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.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Raised in Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Nicholls joined the NDP at the age of 18 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts in 1995 and his master's degree in landscape architecture in 2007.[3]

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).

To win his seat in the House of Commons, Nicholls defeated incumbent Bloc Québécois MP Meili Faille. He and Faille have been friends since high school.[4]

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.