|Member of the Canadian Parliament
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Hoang Mai|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brossard—La Prairie
October 14, 2008 – May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Marcel Lussier|
|Succeeded by||Hoang Mai|
November 3, 1963 |
Alexandra Mendès (born November 3, 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Canadian Liberal politician, currently serving as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Brossard—Saint-Lambert since 2015. She previously served in the House of Commons from 2008 until 2011 as the MP for the Montreal riding of Brossard—La Prairie.
Mendès worked as a constituency assistant to Jacques Saada, who served as a Liberal MP for Brossard—La Prairie from 1997 to 2006. She also taught at the Brossard Portuguese School. Mendès was a Quebec assistant to Bob Rae for a period of eight months during his leadership campaign. She has also worked for fifteen years at a settlement organization for new immigrants and refugees at Maison Internationale de la Rive-Sud.
She was elected to the House of Commons in 2008, defeating Bloc Quebecois MP Marcel Lussier, who had defeated her former boss Saada in the previous election. She initially came in second by 102 votes, but a recount ordered by Elections Canada resulted in her winning by a margin of 69 votes. She was defeated in the 2011 election by NDP candidate Hoang Mai.
In August 2011, Mendès announced her candidacy for the presidency of the Liberal Party of Canada. She was defeated in her race for the presidency by Mike Crawley, but remained a committed member of the party, making appearances on CTV and CBC's Power and Politics representing the party. In June 2012, Mendès became President of the Liberal Party's Quebec wing, the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec).
In the 2015 federal election, Mendès was the Liberal candidate in the newly created riding of Brossard—Saint-Lambert, again facing off against Mai. She defeated Mai, returning to the House of Commons.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Brossard—Saint-Lambert|
|New Democratic||Hoang Mai||14,075||24.6||-12.21||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Suzanne Lachance||6,071||10.6||-5.35||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||57,260||100.0||$220,572.15|
|Total rejected ballots||549||0.94||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Brossard—La Prairie|
|New Democratic||Hoang Mai||25,512||41.02||+28.31|
|Liberal||Alexandra Mendès (incumbent)||16,976||27.30||−5.29|
|Bloc Québécois||Marcel Lussier||10,890||17.51||−14.96|
|Total valid votes||62,194||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||569|
|Source: Official Results, Elections Canada.|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Brossard—La Prairie|
|Bloc Québécois||Marcel Lussier||19,034||32.47||−4.70||$55,711|
|New Democratic||Hoang Mai||7,452||12.71||+5.25||$5,453|
|Marxist–Leninist||Normand Chouinard||157||0.27||+0.08||none listed|
|Total valid votes||58,624||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||563|
|Electors on the lists||91,662|
|'Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada. Italicized expenditures refer to totals submitted by the candidate and are presented when the reviewed totals are not available.|
- "Election 2008 candidate profile: Alexandra Mendes, The Globe and Mail.
- "Candidate Profile: Alexandra Mendes", CBC News, 2008.
- "Liberals oust Bloc in suburban Montreal following recount", CBC News, October 24, 2008.
- "Liberal Caucus: Party Regroups, Focuses On Economy", Huffington Post, 2011.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brossard—Saint-Lambert, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
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