|Member of the Canadian Parliament
May 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Josée Verner|
April 30, 1984 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Alexandrine Latendresse (born April 30, 1984 in Montreal, Quebec) is the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Louis-Saint-Laurent, first elected in the 2011 Canadian federal election. She succeeded to defeat former Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner of the Conservative Party. She had also run in Louis-Saint-Laurent in the 2008 federal election, but lost.
Latendresse introduced Bill C-419, which would require future officers of Parliament to be able to function in both official languages without the help of an interpreter.
Latendresse declined to run again in the Canadian federal election, 2015. Daniel Caron, a former ambassador of Canada to Ukraine from 2008-2011, was acclaimed as the NDP candidate in the district shortly thereafter.
Latendresse had a career as a child actor, starring in advertisements in the 1980s that promoted cheese in Quebec. She then had several roles in various television series in Quebec, including Watatatow and Virginie. She also participated in several films, including Montréal vu par..., La fête des rois, Soho, Aline and Le Jardin d'Anna.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics at Laval University. Latendresse was to undertake graduate studies in May 2011, but she agreed to postpone this decision until after the election.
Latendresse was named deputy critic for democratic reform in June 2011.
- Chantal, Hebert. "The Record - Fetal rights motion could liven new Parliament". The Record. The Record. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- Alexandrine Latendresse at the Internet Movie Database
- Alexandrine Latendresse – Parliament of Canada biography
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