Simon-Pierre Diamond

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Simon-Pierre Diamond
MNA for Marguerite-D'Youville
In office
April 25, 2007 – November 5, 2008
Preceded by Pierre Moreau
Succeeded by Monique Richard
Personal details
Born (1985-02-09) February 9, 1985 (age 32)
Boucherville, Quebec
Political party ADQ (2007-2008)
Liberal (2010-present)

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.[1]

In the 2007 election at age 22, Diamond became the youngest member ever elected to the Quebec legislature,[2] a record he held until the 2012 election of Léo Bureau-Blouin; the previous recordholders had been André Boisclair and Claude Charron.[3]

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.[4] On April 19, 2007, he was selected to be the Official Opposition's Shadow Minister of Environment and Sustaining Development.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] He was defeated in that election by Parti Québécois candidate Martine Ouellet.[8]

His father is a federal Liberal.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec provincial by-election, July 5, 2010: Vachon
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Québécois Martine Ouellet 7,863 59.15 +10.51
Liberal Simon-Pierre Diamond 3,236 24.34 −7.94
Action démocratique Alain Dépatie 879 6.61 −7.06
Québec solidaire Sébastien Robert 727 5.47 +3.23
Green Yvon Rudolphe 419 3.15 −0.01
     Independent Denis Durand 98 0.74 −2.42
     Independent Régent Millette 71 0.53 -
Total valid votes 13,293 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 174
Turnout 13,467 29.25 −32.23
Electors on the lists 46,046

Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

Quebec general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parti Québécois Monique Richard 14,533 39.75 +8.70
     Liberal Jean-Robert Grenier 13,119 35.88 +8.68
Action démocratique Simon-Pierre Diamond 6,750 18.46 -18.61
Green Thomas Goyette-Levac 1,097 3.00 -
Québec solidaire Hugo Bergeron 1,064 2.91 -1.76
Quebec general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Action démocratique Simon-Pierre Diamond 15,536 37.07 +20.39
Parti Québécois Sébastien Gagnon 13,015 31.05 -8.14
     Liberal Pierre Moreau 11,401 27.20 -14.18
Québec solidaire Daniel Michelin 1,958 4.67 +3.31*

* Increase is from UFP

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Footnotes[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Micaël Bérubé
President of the Youth Commission of the Action démocratique du Québec
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Catherine Goyer
Political offices
Preceded by
Stéphane Bergeron (PQ)
Official Opposition's Shadow Minister of Environment
20072008
Succeeded by
Monique Richard (PQ)