Hélène Laverdière

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Hélène Laverdière
MP
Shadow Minister for International Development
In office
October 22, 2012 – November 19, 2015
Leader Thomas Mulcair
Preceded by Romeo Saganash
Succeeded by Deepak Obhrai
In office
May 26, 2011 – October 2, 2011
Preceded by Glen Pearson
Succeeded by Jinny Sims
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laurier—Sainte-Marie
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded by Gilles Duceppe
Personal details
Born (1955-04-13) April 13, 1955 (age 60)
Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Germain Bélanger
Residence Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma mater University of Bath
Occupation Educator, diplomat, politician

Hélène Laverdière (French pronunciation: ​[elɛn lavɛʁdjɛʁ]; born April 13, 1955) is a politician in Canada. She was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie in the 2011 Canadian federal election as a member of the New Democratic Party, defeating Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe in his riding.[1]

Laverdière obtained her Ph.D in sociology from the University of Bath, and briefly taught in the sociology department at the Université Laval. She subsequently entered Canada's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992, serving in Washington, D.C., Dakar, Senegal and Santiago.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Laurier—Sainte-Marie
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Hélène Laverdière 20,929 38.27 -8.37
Bloc Québécois Gilles Duceppe 15,699 28.71 -7.19
Liberal Christine Poirier 12,938 23.66 +13.73
Conservative Daniel Gaudreau 2,242 4.10 +0.58
Green Cyrille Giraud 1,904 3.48 +0.84
Libertarian Stéphane Beaulieu 604 1.10
Independent Julien Bernatchez 160 0.29
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lachapelle 103 0.19 +0.04
Communist Pierre Fontaine 102 0.19 -0.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,681 100.00   $221,434.26
Total rejected ballots 594 1.07
Turnout 55,275 65.69
Eligible voters 84,142
Source: Elections Canada[2][3]


Canadian federal election, 2011: Laurier—Sainte-Marie
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Hélène Laverdière 23,373 46.64 +29.53 $22,982
Bloc Québécois Gilles Duceppe 17,991 35.90 −14.34 $81,167
Liberal Philippe Allard 4,976 9.93 −8.40 $16,728
Conservative Charles K. Langford 1,764 3.52 −1.31 $4,611
Green Olivier Adam 1,324 2.64 −5.28 $1,532
Rhinoceros François Yo Gourd 398 0.79 −0.14 none listed
Communist Sylvain Archambault 137 0.27 +0.10 $1,606
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lachapelle 77 0.15 −0.09 none listed
Independent Dimitri Mourkes 73 0.15 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,113 100.00
Total rejected ballots 471 0.93
Turnout 50,584 63.41
Electors on the lists 79,772
New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +21.94%
Source: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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