|Member of Parliament for Lasalle|
|Preceded by||John Campbell|
|Succeeded by||district abolished|
January 24, 1933|
|Died||April 12, 2015(aged 82)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Party of Canada|
An engineering professional, professor at University de Montreal’s École d’Architecture, and well known wine connoisseur (also member of the Board for Québec’s Liquor Board c. 1978-1982), Lanthier was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for the Montreal riding of Lasalle in the 1984 federal election. He served variously as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology, and lastly Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works.
He was defeated in the 1988 federal election in what was now LaSalle—Émard riding by Paul Martin. Following his defeat, Lanthier was appointed as one of Canada's representatives on the International Joint Commission; later appointed Canadian chairman.
Electoral record (partial)
|Canadian federal election, 1988: LaSalle—Émard|
|Progressive Conservative||Claude Lanthier||21,979||42.71||$46,839|
|New Democratic||Jean-Claude Bohrer||5,458||10.61||$4,490|
|N/A (Marxist-Leninist)||Ginette Boutet||305||0.59||$130|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Nancy Guice||117||0.23||$0|
|Total valid votes||51,465||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||1,012|
|Electors on the lists||67,584|
|Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-fourth General Election, 1988.|
- "Remembering Claude Lanthier". International Joint Commission. April 21, 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "LaSalle - Émard". Canada Votes (Results, Ridings and Candidates). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
- "LANTHIER, Claude, B.Sc.". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 3 June 2015.