Claude-André Lachance

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Claude-André Lachance
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lafontaine
In office
1974–1979
Preceded by Georges-C. Lachance
Succeeded by Electoral district changed name in 1975 to Lafontaine—Rosemont and was abolished in 1976.
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rosemont
In office
1979–1984
Preceded by Electoral district was created in 1976.
Succeeded by Suzanne Blais-Grenier
Personal details
Born (1954-04-05) April 5, 1954 (age 63)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Relations Georges-C. Lachance, father
Committees Chair, Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs (1980-1984)
Portfolio Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Trade) (1980-1981)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1978-1979)

Claude-André Lachance (born April 5, 1954) is a Canadian former politician and was, until the 2011 federal election, the youngest person, at age 20, to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was first elected as a Liberal candidate in the 1974 federal election in the Montreal riding of Rosemont. He was re-elected in the 1979 and 1980 elections. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1979) and Minister of State (Trade) (1980–1981).

He earned a Civil Law degree from McGill University, followed by a master's degree in Public Law from University of Ottawa. He was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1977.

He is currently Government Affairs Director for Dow Canada.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1980: Rosemont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Claude-André Lachance 26,544 75.86 +4.85
New Democratic Marcel Julien 3,337 9.54 +3.89
     Progressive Conservative Léon Vellone 2,260 6.46 −1.44
Rhinoceros G. Mara Tremblay 1,310 3.74 +0.59
Social Credit Yvette Gosselin 912 2.61 −7.29
     Non-Affiliated Jocelyne Lachapelle 199 0.57
     Independent René Denis 197 0.56 −0.73
Union populaire Monique Fournier 139 0.40 −0.02
Marxist–Leninist Francine Tremblay 91 0.26 −0.03
Total valid votes 34,989 100.00
Total rejected ballots 543
Turnout 35,532 63.91 −9.75
Electors on the lists 55,596
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-second General Election, 1980.


Canadian federal election, 1979: Rosemont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Claude-André Lachance 28,116 71.01
Social Credit Emery Whelan 3,919 9.90
     Progressive Conservative Léon Vellone 3,129 7.90
New Democratic Marcel Julien 2,238 5.65
Rhinoceros Francine Lévesque 1,248 3.15
     Independent René Denis 509 1.29
Union populaire André Kishka 167 0.42
Communist Bernadette LeBrun 156 0.39
Marxist–Leninist Francine Tremblay 115 0.29
Total valid votes 39,597 100.00
Total rejected ballots 708
Turnout 40,305 73.66
Electors on the lists 54,718
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-first General Election, 1979.

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