Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||154/154 polls|
All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Quebec.View these results in the interactive map »
|Aussant, Jean-Martin||Parti Québécois|
|Dorion, Eric||Action Démocratique du Québec|
|Landry, Mario||Quebec Liberal Party|
|Mathis, Marianne||Québec Solidaire|
Riding profile: This riding is located in Quebec's heartland. Its residents live primarily on farms between Montreal and Quebec City on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.
The Nicolet-Yamaska riding contains the following municipalities: Aston-Jonction, Baie-du-Febvre, Bécancour, Daveluyville, Grand-Saint-Esprit, La Visitation-de-Yamaska, Maddington, Nicolet, Pierreville, Sainte-Anne-du-Sault, Saint-Bonaventure, Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults, Saint-Célestin, Saint-David,Saint-Elphège, Sainte-Eulalie, Saint-François-du-Lac, Saint-Gérard-Majella, Saint-Guillaume, Saint-Joachim-de-Courval, Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, Sainte-Monique, Sainte-Perpétue, Saint-Pie-de-Guire, Saint-Sylvère, Saint-Wenceslas and Saint-Zéphirin-de-Courval. The First Nation reserves of Odanak and Wôlinak are also in the riding.
Riding history: Nicolet-Yamaska was created in 1972 from Nicolet, Yamaska, Bagot and Arthabaska. The riding was named Nicolet in 1981 and 1985 but switched back to Nicolet-Yamaska in 1989.
In 2001 redistribution, lost area from southwest corner to Richelieu (no electors).
Political history: Nicolet-Yamaska: 1973 - LIB. 1976 - Union Nationale
Nicolet: 1981 - PQ 1985 - LIB.
Nicolet-Yamaska: 1989 - LIB. 1994, 1998, 2003 - PQ 2007 - ADQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 56.50 per cent; No - 43.50 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 0.6 per cent French: 98.3 per cent Other: 1.0 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Benjamin Faucher, who won Yamaska in 1966, defeated Union Nationale's Clément Vincent, who had been elected in Nicolet in 1966 and 1970.
Union Nationale's Serge Fontaine defeated Faucher by 750 votes.
Parti Québécois's Yves Beaumier defeated Liberal Réal Lambert by 362 votes. Fontaine was third, with 503 votes less than Lambert.
Liberal Maurice Richard defeated Beaumier by 5,395 votes.
Richard defeated Parti Québécois's Guy Vachon by 6,223.
Parti Québécois's Michel Morin defeated incumbent Richard by 907 votes.
Morin defeated Liberal Daniel McMahon by 3,797 votes.
Morin defeated Liberal Jean Rousseau by 1,856 votes.
Action Démocratique du Québec's Éric Dorion defeated Parti Québécois's Donald Martel.
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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