Alexandrine Latendresse

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Alexandrine Latendresse
Alexandrine Latendresse 2011-03-31.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Louis-Saint-Laurent
In office
May 30, 2011 – 2015
Preceded by Josée Verner
Succeeded by Gérard Deltell
Personal details
Born (1984-04-30) April 30, 1984 (age 32)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party

Alexandrine Latendresse (born April 30, 1984 in Montreal, Quebec) was the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Louis-Saint-Laurent and was elected in the 2011 Canadian federal election. She defeated former Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner of the Conservative Party. She had earlier run in Louis-Saint-Laurent in the 2008 federal election, but lost.

Latendresse introduced Bill C-419, which would require future officers of Parliament to be able to function in both official languages without the help of an interpreter.[1]

Latendresse declined to run again in the 2015 election, saying the pace of parliamentary debate had lost its appeal for her.[2] Daniel Caron, a former ambassador of Canada to Ukraine from 2008-2011, was acclaimed as the NDP candidate in the district shortly thereafter.

In August 2016, Latendresse and Dan Harris, gave Birth to their daughter Ivy.

Before politics[edit]

Latendresse had a career as a child actor, starring in advertisements in the 1980s that promoted cheese in Quebec. She then had several roles in various television series, including Watatatow and Virginie. She also participated in several films, including Montréal vu par..., La fête des rois, Soho, Aline and Le Jardin d'Anna.

Education[edit]

She received a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics at Laval University. Latendresse was to undertake graduate studies in May 2011, but she agreed to postpone this decision until after the election.

Latendresse was named deputy critic for democratic reform in June 2011.

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