Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour

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

Geography

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 Live Jasmin  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.

History

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 Jasmin Live “Richelieu” riding, which incorporated parts of Lotbinière—L’Érable riding. Richelieu was renamed “Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour” after the 2004 election.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament: