Hélène Laverdière

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Hélène Laverdière
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laurier—Sainte-Marie
Assumed office
May 30, 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 (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, 2011: Laurier—Sainte-Marie
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Hélène Laverdière 23,373 46.64 +29.53 $22,982
Bloc Québécois Gilles Duceppe (incumbent) 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duceppe quits after BQ crushed in Quebec". CBC News. May 2, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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