Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe

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Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Member of Parliament
for Pierrefonds—Dollard
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 tuitions.[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