|Member of the Canadian Parliament
May 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Gilles Duceppe|
April 13, 1955 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Residence||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Alma mater||University of Bath|
|Occupation||Educator, diplomat, politician|
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (May 2011)|
Hélène Laverdière (born 1955) is a politician in Canada. She was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie in the 2011 Canadian federal election as a member of the New Democratic Party, defeating Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe in his riding.
Laverdière obtained her Ph.D in sociology from the University of Bath, and briefly taught in the sociology department at the Université Laval. She subsequently entered Canada's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, serving in Washington, D.C., Dakar, Senegal and Santiago.
- CBC News (May 2, 2011). "Bloc Leader defeated in his riding". http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/05/02/cv-election-bloc-wrap-652.html.