|MNA for Marguerite-D'Youville|
April 25, 2007 – November 5, 2008
|Preceded by||Pierre Moreau|
|Succeeded by||Monique Richard|
February 9, 1985 |
|Political party||ADQ (2007-2008)
Simon-Pierre Diamond (born February 9, 1985 in Boucherville, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec. He represented the Marguerite-D'Youville district in the National Assembly of Quebec from 2007 to 2008 as a member of the Action démocratique du Québec.
From 2004 to 2007, Diamond, a law student at Université de Montréal and a resident of Boucherville, served as President of the Youth Commission of the ADQ. He supports same-sex marriage, but believes that only the federal government has jurisdiction over that issue.
In the 2007 election at age 22, Diamond became the youngest member ever elected to the Quebec legislature, a record he held until the 2012 election of Léo Bureau-Blouin; the previous recordholders had been André Boisclair and Claude Charron.
Diamond was elected with 37% of the vote, defeating PQ candidate Sébastien Gagnon (31%) and Liberal incumbent Pierre Moreau (27%). He took office on April 12, 2007. On April 19, 2007, he was selected to be the Official Opposition's Shadow Minister of Environment and Sustaining Development. He lost his seat in the 2008 election along with 33 other ADQ MNAs, coming in third place in his ridding with 18.46% of the vote.
On May 31, 2010, it was announced Diamond had switched to the Liberal Party and would be running for them in the July 5 Vachon by-election. He was defeated in that election by Parti Québécois candidate Martine Ouellet.
|VachonQuebec provincial by-election, July 5, 2010:|
|Parti Québécois||Martine Ouellet||7,863||59.15||+10.51|
|Action démocratique||Alain Dépatie||879||6.61||−7.06|
|Québec solidaire||Sébastien Robert||727||5.47||+3.23|
|Total valid votes||13,293||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||174|
|Electors on the lists||46,046|
|Parti Québécois||Monique Richard||14,533||39.75||+8.70|
|Action démocratique||Simon-Pierre Diamond||6,750||18.46||-18.61|
|Québec solidaire||Hugo Bergeron||1,064||2.91||-1.76|
|Action démocratique||Simon-Pierre Diamond||15,536||37.07||+20.39|
|Parti Québécois||Sébastien Gagnon||13,015||31.05||-8.14|
|Québec solidaire||Daniel Michelin||1,958||4.67||+3.31*|
* Increase is from UFP
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Political rookie makes history in Quebec
- Simon-Pierre Diamond : jeune député de 22 ans, "Christiane Charette" , March 28, 2007
- "Youngest member of Quebec legislature learns ropes". CBC News. May 29, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
- "Députés de 25 ans et moins : date de leur première élection". National Assembly. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- Au tour de l'ADQ, Radio-Canada, April 12, 2007
- Des postes clés pour Gilles Taillon et Sébastien Proulx, Martin Ouellet, La Presse, April 19, 2007
- "PQ's Richard holds slim lead in Marguerite D'Youville". The Gazette. Montreal. December 7, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
- "Ex-ADQ MNA runs for Liberals in by-election". CBC News. May 31, 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
- "PQ holds on to Montreal-area riding in byelection". CTV News. July 6, 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
|Party political offices|
|President of the Youth Commission of the Action démocratique du Québec
Stéphane Bergeron (PQ)
|Official Opposition's Shadow Minister of Environment
Monique Richard (PQ)