Lise St-Denis

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Lise St-Denis
B.A., M.A., M.Ed., MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Maurice—Champlain
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Jean-Yves Laforest
Personal details
Born (1940-04-18) April 18, 1940 (age 74)
Political party Liberal Party (2012–present)
Other political
affiliations
New Democratic Party (2011–2012)
Residence Montreal
Profession Teacher

Lise St-Denis (born April 18, 1940) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] She was elected in the electoral district of Saint-Maurice—Champlain as a member of the New Democratic Party, but crossed the floor to the Liberal Party of Canada on January 10, 2012, saying in French to explain her move: "Voters voted for Jack Layton. Jack Layton is dead."[2][3]

Prior to being elected, St-Denis was a teacher. She has bachelor's master's degrees in Quebec literature and education. She previously ran as the New Democratic Party's candidate in Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher in the 2008 election, losing to Jean Dorion of the Bloc Québécois.

Shortly after her election, St-Denis was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.[4]

Before joining the Liberals, St-Denis supported Thomas Mulcair to be the next leader of the NDP.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Saint-Maurice—Champlain[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Lise St-Denis 18,628 39.1 +31.3
Bloc Québécois Jean-Yves Laforest 13,961 29.3 -14.7
Conservative Jacques Grenier 8,447 17.7 -6.2
Liberal Yves Tousignant 5,670 11.9 -9.1
Green Pierre Audette 972 2.0 -1.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,678 100.0
Total rejected ballots 1,193 2.4
Turnout 48,871 60.8
Eligible voters 80,315

Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Jean Dorion 23,118 46.1 -9.1 $49,818
Liberal Ryan Hillier 10,920 21.8 +9.2 $10,797
Conservative Jacques Bouchard 7,210 14.4 -4.4 $55,552
New Democratic Lise St-Denis 7,021 14.0 +5.4 $1,131
Green Danielle Moreau 1,752 3.5 -0.5
Marxist–Leninist Serge Patenaude 103 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,124 100.0 $83,504
Total rejected ballots 682 1.34
Turnout 50,806

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