Claude Lanthier

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Claude Lanthier
Member of Parliament for Lasalle
In office
Preceded by John Campbell
Succeeded by district abolished
Personal details
Born (1933-01-24)January 24, 1933
Montreal, Quebec
Died April 12, 2015(2015-04-12) (aged 82)
Political party Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Occupation Engineer, professor

Claude Lanthier (January 24, 1933 – April 12, 2015) was a Canadian politician.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[3] Following his defeat, Lanthier was appointed as one of Canada's representatives on the International Joint Commission; later appointed Canadian chairman.

Electoral record (partial)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988: LaSalle—Émard
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Paul Martin 23,394 45.46 $39,415
     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
Communist Ginette Gauthier 212 0.41 $18
Commonwealth of Canada Nancy Guice 117 0.23 $0
Total valid votes 51,465 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,012
Turnout 52,477 77.65
Electors on the lists 67,584
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-fourth General Election, 1988.


  1. ^ "Remembering Claude Lanthier". International Joint Commission. April 21, 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "LaSalle - Émard". Canada Votes (Results, Ridings and Candidates). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "LANTHIER, Claude, B.Sc.". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 3 June 2015.