Pierre Nantel MP (born June 10, 1963) is a Canadian politician and a former member of the House of Commons of Canada. First elected in the 2011 federal election as a member of the New Democratic Party, he succeeded Jean Dorion of the Bloc Québécois in the district of Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher;[1] in the 2015 election, he was reelected in the redistributed riding of Longueuil—Saint-Hubert.

Pierre Nantel
Pierre Nantel - 2014 (cropped).jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Longueuil—Saint-Hubert
In office
October 19, 2015 – October 21, 2019
Preceded byRiding established
Succeeded byDenis Trudel
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher
In office
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded byJean Dorion
Succeeded byRiding abolished
Personal details
Born (1963-06-10) June 10, 1963 (age 56)
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
Political partyGreen (2019–present; de facto, begun during the 2019 federal election)
Other political
affiliations
Independent (2019; de jure, until before the 2019 federal election)
New Democratic (2011–2019)
ResidenceLongueuil, Quebec
ProfessionArtistic director, researcher, commentator

Prior to being elected, Nantel was a researcher and television commentator, including a stint at Radio-Canada television.[2]

On August 16, 2019, the NDP dropped Nantel from its caucus, and as a candidate in the upcoming 2019 Canadian federal election, following revelations that he had been in private talks to run for another political party in the 2019 federal election.[3] Although Nantel had previously been speculated as potentially joining the Bloc Québécois,[4] the reports that sparked his removal from the NDP caucus indicated that he was in talks with the Green Party of Canada.[3] On August 19, 2019, it was announced that Nantel would sit as an independent MP for the rest of his term and would be running under the Green Party banner in the 2019 federal election.[5][6][7] He was defeated in the election, placing third behind the Bloc Québécois and Liberal candidates.[8]

Electoral recordEdit

2019 Canadian federal election: Longueuil—Saint-Hubert
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Denis Trudel 23,061 38.5
Liberal Réjean Hébert 20,471 34.2
Green Pierre Nantel 6,745 11.3
New Democratic Éric Ferland 5,104 8.5
Conservative Patrick Clune 3,779 6.3
People's Ellen Comeau 467 0.8
Independent Pierre-Luc Fillon 217 0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,844 100.0
Total rejected ballots 1,086
Turnout 60,930 69.9
Eligible voters 87,113
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
2015 Canadian federal election: Longueuil—Saint-Hubert
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Pierre Nantel 18,171 31.22 -18.79
Liberal Mick O'Grady 17,468 30.01 +19.92
Bloc Québécois Denis Trudel 15,873 27.27 -1.52
Conservative John Sedlak 5,087 8.74 +0.00
Green Casandra Poitras 1,447 2.49 +0.29
Strength in Democracy Affine Lwalalika 153 0.26
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,199 100.00   $224,513.21
Total rejected ballots 939 1.59
Turnout 85,766 68.95
Eligible voters 85,766
New Democratic notional hold Swing -19.36
Source: Elections Canada[11][12]
2011 Canadian federal election: Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Pierre Nantel 27,119 51.93 +37.9
Bloc Québécois Jean Dorion 14,181 27.16 -18.9
Liberal Kévan Falsafi 5,321 10.19 -11.6
Conservative Richard Bélisle 4,339 8.31 -6.1
Green Valérie St-Amant 1,032 1.98 -1.5
Marxist–Leninist Serge Patenaude 228 0.44 +0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,220 100.00
Total rejected ballots 650 1.23 -0.11
Turnout 52,870 67.24
Eligible voters 78,629
New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +28.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fidelman, Charlie (May 3, 2011), "South Shore: A sea of NDP orange washes Bloc away", Montreal Gazette, retrieved May 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Rebranding of ICI Radio Canada is criticized". The New York Times. 2013-06-10.
  3. ^ a b "NDP dumps Quebec MP Pierre Nantel over talks with another party". Toronto Star, August 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Le NPD montre la porte à Pierre Nantel, en pourparlers avec le Parti vert". Ici Radio-Canada, August 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Wherry, Aaron (16 August 2019). "Elizabeth May says she has been in talks with ejected NDP MP for 'some considerable time'". CBC News. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  6. ^ August 19, Presse Canadienne Updated: (August 19, 2019). "Ousted from the NDP, Longueuil MP Nantel to run for the Green Party | Montreal Gazette". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved August 19, 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ CBC News (19 August 2019). "May confirms ex-New Democrat Pierre Nantel is running as a Green candidate". CBC News. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Denis Trudel l'emporte dans Longueuil-Saint-Hubert". Le Courrier du Sud (in French). October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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