Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe

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Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Member of Parliament
for Pierrefonds—Dollard
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Bernard Patry
Personal details
Born (1984-04-07) April 7, 1984 (age 30)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Ronald Rojas Alvarez (2013-present) [1]
Residence Pierrefonds
Profession Community Organizer, Student

Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (born April 7, 1984) is a Canadian politician. She was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard in the 2011 Canadian federal election as a member of the New Democratic Party, defeating longtime Liberal MP Bernard Patry.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, she has a teaching diploma from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Special Education and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in education at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She has worked as a teacher in the Montreal area and in an Inuit school in northern Quebec.[2]

She has lived in her riding for most of her life, and has been active in community work. She has worked with organizations alleviating poverty, and has taken part in events such as the Marche des femmes and demonstrations against high tuition.[3][4][5]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe 16,390 34.2%
Liberal Bernard Patry 14,530 30.3%
Conservative Agop Evereklian 12,901 26.9%
Bloc Québécois Nicolas Jolicoeur 2,389 5.0%
Green Jonathan Lumer 1,710 3.6%
Total valid votes 47,920 58.7%

Source: Elections Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Madan (September 10, 2013). "Despite slumping polls, for the NDP it's been the Summer of Love". CTV News. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Karen Seidman (May 6, 2011). "New Pierrefonds-Dollard MP excited about the job". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Martin Francoeur (May 4, 2011). "De COMSEP à députée de Pierrefonds-Dollard". La Presse (in French). Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Marie-Hélène Verville (May 3, 2011). "Attendre dans le mauvais bureau électoral" [Waiting in the wrong electoral office] (in French). Cites Nouvelles. Retrieved 29 September 2014.