Nancy Charest

28 Nov 1959
1 Mar 2014
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Nancy Charest (November 28, 1959 – March 1, 2014) was a Canadian politician.

She represented the electoral district of Matane in the National Assembly of Quebec from 2003 to 2007 as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.

She was defeated by Pascal Bérubé of the Parti Québécois in the 2007 provincial election.

She ran as the Liberal Party of Canada’s candidate for the district of Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia in the 2008 federal election.

She lost to Bloc Québécois incumbent Jean-Yves Roy, but received the highest vote percentage of any non-winning Liberal candidate in the province outside of the Montreal area.

Charest was found dead on March 1, 2014 along a road in her native Matane, Quebec.

The cause of death was hypothermia, caused by exposure while Charest was heavily intoxicated. She was 54 years old.

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