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Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel (formerly Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour and Richelieu) is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel
Quebec electoral district
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Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour in relation to other Quebec federal electoral districts
Coordinates:46°13′08″N 72°25′59″W / 46.219°N 72.433°W / 46.219; -72.433Coordinates: 46°13′08″N 72°25′59″W / 46.219°N 72.433°W / 46.219; -72.433
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Louis Plamondon
Bloc Québécois
District created1968
First contested1968
Last contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]94,588
Electors (2015)77,971
Area (km²)[2]2,749.31
Pop. density (per km²)34.4
Census divisionsBécancour, Pierre-De Saurel, Nicolet-Yamaska
Census subdivisionsBécancour, Nicolet, Pierreville, Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel, Sorel-Tracy

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GeographyEdit

The riding, along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River opposite the city of Trois-Rivières, straddles the Quebec regions of Centre-du-Québec and Montérégie.

The riding consists of:

  • the Regional County Municipality of Nicolet-Yamaska, including Odanak Indian reserve No. 12;
  • the Regional County Municipality of Pierre-De Saurel (formerly Le Bas-Richelieu) and
  • the Regional County Municipality of Bécancour, including Wôlinak Indian reserve No. 11.

The neighbouring ridings are Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Mégantic—L'Érable, Richmond—Arthabaska, Drummond, Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, Verchères—Les Patriotes, Berthier—Maskinongé, Trois-Rivières, Saint-Maurice—Champlain, and Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier.

HistoryEdit

It was created as "Richelieu" riding in 1968 from parts of Nicolet—Yamaska and Richelieu—Verchères ridings.

It was renamed "Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour" in 1998.

In 2003, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour was abolished when it was redistributed into a new "Richelieu" riding, which incorporated parts of Lotbinière—L'Érable riding. Richelieu was renamed "Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour" after the 2004 election.

The 2012 federal electoral redistribution has concluded that this riding will have the same boundaries for the 42nd Canadian federal election, but will be renamed Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Richelieu
Riding created from Nicolet—Yamaska and Richelieu—Verchères
28th  1968–1972     Florian Côté Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980 Jean-Louis Leduc
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Louis Plamondon Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1990
 1990–1990     Independent
 1990–1993     Bloc Québécois
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000
Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
37th  2000–2004     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
Richelieu
38th  2004–2006     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
39th  2006–2008     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel
42nd  2015–2018     Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
 2018–2018     Groupe parlementaire québécois
 2018–present     Bloc Québécois

Election resultsEdit

Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel, 2013 Representation OrderEdit

Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel will have the same boundaries as its predecessor, Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 20,871 39.98 +1.68 $130,287.00
Liberal Claude Carpentier 12,666 24.26 +14.16 $24,296.48
New Democratic Nicholas Tabah 11,531 22.09 -13.51 $78,226.90
Conservative Yves Laberge 5,955 11.41 -1.62 $1,826.37
Green Corina Bastiani 1,182 2.26 -0.71 $3,552.67
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,205 100.0     $213,094.70
Total rejected ballots 958
Turnout 53,163
Eligible voters 78,607
Bloc Québécois hold Swing +7.60
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]

Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, 2003 Representation OrderEdit

2011 Canadian federal election: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 19,046 38.30 −16.37 $78,417.55
New Democratic Krista Lalonde 17,705 35.60 +27.43 none listed
Conservative Charles Cartier 6,478 13.03 −5.12 $21,283.89
Liberal Rhéal Blais 5,024 10.10 −6.18 $33,774.36
Green Anne-Marie Tanguay 1,479 2.97 +0.25 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,732 100.0     $86,248.62
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 1,058 2.08 +0.24
Turnout 50,790 65.71 +0.26
Eligible voters 77,290
Bloc Québécois hold Swing −21.90
Sources:[5][6]
2008 Canadian federal election: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 26,821 54.67 −1.25 $81,799.37
Conservative Réjean Bériault 8,904 18.15 −5.21 $36,546.14
Liberal Ghislaine Cournoyer 7,987 16.28 +3.30 $12,932.15
New Democratic Nourredine Seddiki 4,010 8.17 +3.64 $3,019.73
Green Rebecca Laplante 1,334 2.72 −0.50 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,056 100.0     $83,078
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 918 1.84 +0.10
Turnout 49,974 65.45 −1.41
Eligible voters 76,352
Bloc Québécois hold Swing +1.98
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2006 Canadian federal election: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 27,742 55.92 −8.75 $58,032.63
Conservative Marie-Ève Hélie-Lambert 11,588 23.36 +15.71 $29,709.34
Liberal Ghislaine Provencher 6,438 12.98 −9.70 $49,695.62
New Democratic Marie-Claude Roberge Cartier 2,248 4.53 +2.44 none listed
Green Louis Lacroix 1,595 3.22 +1.50 $115.96
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,611 100.00     $77,549
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 877 1.74
Turnout 50,488 66.86 +0.80
Eligible voters 75,514
Bloc Québécois hold Swing −12.23
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Richelieu, 2003 Representation OrderEdit

2004 Canadian federal election: Richelieu
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 31,497 64.67 +8.50 $62,831.92
Liberal Ghislaine Provencher 11,045 22.68 −8.83 $57,727.26
Conservative Daniel A. Proulx 3,726 7.65 −1.80 $4,855.32
New Democratic Charles Bussières 1,017 2.09 +1.09 none listed
Green Jean-Pierre Bonenfant 839 1.72 $475.00
Marijuana Daniel Blackburn 580 1.19 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,704 100.00     $76,377
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 1,308 2.62
Turnout 50,012 66.06 +1.18
Electors on the lists 75,702
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservative Party is based on the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative totals from 2000.
Bloc Québécois notional hold Swing +8.66
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote %
  Bloc Québécois 26,898 56.17
  Liberal 15,089 31.51
  Alliance 2,289 4.78
  Progressive Conservative 2,233 4.67
  Others 896 1.87
  New Democratic 479 1.00

Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, 1996 Representation OrderEdit

2000 Canadian federal election: Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 25,266 56.92 +2.12 $58,797
Liberal Roland Paradis 13,781 31.04 +2.13 $50,880
Alliance Frédéric Lajoie 2,078 4.68 $882
     Progressive Conservative Gabriel Rousseau 1,944 4.38 −9.78 $129
Marijuana Black D. Blackburn 901 2.03 $9
New Democratic Raymond Dorion 421 0.95 −1.18 none listed
Total valid votes 44,391 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,229
Turnout 45,620 67.27 −8.80
Electors on the lists 67,815
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Richelieu, 1996 Representation OrderEdit

1997 Canadian federal election: Richelieu
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 26,421 54.80 $59,298
Liberal Jocelyn Paul 13,941 28.91 $41,680
     Progressive Conservative Yves Schelling 6,827 14.16 $1,580
New Democratic Sylvain Pelletier 1,028 2.13 $560
Total valid votes 48,217 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,418
Turnout 50,635 76.07
Electors on the lists 66,566
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and official contributions and expenses submitted by the candidates, provided by Elections Canada.

Richelieu, 1968–1996Edit

1993 Canadian federal election: Richelieu
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louis Plamondon 31,558 66.52 $44,261
Liberal Michel Biron 10,933 23.05 +3.78 $46,920
     Progressive Conservative Lorraine Frappier 4,455 9.39 −59.52 $44,361
New Democratic Carl Ethier 337 0.71 −6.06 $0
Commonwealth of Canada Paulo da Silva 157 0.33 $0
Total valid votes 47,440 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,878
Turnout 49,318 81.73 +1.89
Electors on the lists 60,340
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from the official contributions and expenses submitted by the candidates, provided by Elections Canada.
1988 Canadian federal election: Richelieu
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Louis Plamondon 32,104 68.91 $40,540
Liberal Yvon Hébert 8,979 19.27 $17,953
New Democratic Gaston Dupuis 3,154 6.77 $0
Green Jacqueline Lacoste 1,896 4.07 $133
Rhinoceros Paul Poison Hevey 457 0.98 $0
Total valid votes 46,590 100.00
Total rejected ballots 869
Turnout 47,459 79.84
Electors on the lists 59,440
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-fourth General Election, 1988.
1984 Canadian federal election: Richelieu
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Louis Plamondon 28,747 59.22 +39.25
Liberal Jean-Louis Leduc 14,933 30.76 −37.39
New Democratic Gaston Dupuis 2,174 4.48 −2.96
Parti nationaliste Guy Vachon 1,463 3.01 -
Rhinoceros Yves Pi-oui Banville 945 1.95 −1.02
Social Credit Rénald Bibeau 202 0.42 -
Commonwealth of Canada Yves Julien 76 0.16 -
Total valid votes 48,540 100.00
Total rejected ballots 661
Turnout 49,201 81.64
Electors on the lists 60,264
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-third General Election, 1984.
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jean-Louis Leduc 27,886 68.15 +12.29
Progressive Conservative Daniel Rock 8,155 19.97 -4.92
New Democratic Julian Heller 3,004 7.34 +4.02
Rhinoceros Hélène Moreau 1,215 2.97 +0.67
Independent Jean-Paul Cadorette 268 0.65 Ø
Union populaire Rolland Cousineau 265 0.65 +0.17
Marxist–Leninist Mario Bellavance 124 0.30 -0.02
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jean-Louis Leduc 25,264 55.86 -3.12
Progressive Conservative Claude Gervais 11,258 24.89 -9.28
Social Credit André Hébert 5,798 12.82 Ø
New Democratic Madeleine Martel 1,500 3.32 -1.44
Rhinoceros Jean-Serge Baribeau 1,041 2.30 Ø
Union populaire Rolland Cousineau 218 0.48 Ø
Marxist–Leninist Mario Bellavance 145 0.32 -1.77
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Florian Coté 20,801 58.98 +10.64
Progressive Conservative Marcel Biron 12,052 34.17 +8.81
New Democratic Hans-G. Zimmermann 1,679 4.76 +1.53
Marxist–Leninist Robert Bibeau 737 2.09 Ø
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Florian Coté 18,087 48.34 -0.42
Progressive Conservative Yvon Ménard 9,487 25.36 -14.25
Social Credit Guy Dufour 8,340 22.30 Ø
New Democratic René Bélanger 1,209 3.23 -0.9
Independent Guy Mandeville 292 0.78 Ø
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Florian Coté 15,350 48.76 Ø
Progressive Conservative Bernard Gagné 12,470 39.61 Ø
Ralliement créditiste Armand Preston 1,966 6.25 Ø
New Democratic Lise Proulx-Morgan 1,300 4.13 Ø
Independent Joffre Ritter 395 1.25 Ø

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "(Code 24054) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

NotesEdit

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