|Preceded by||New riding|
|Succeeded by||Grant Crack|
|Preceded by||Jean Poirier|
|Succeeded by||Riding abolished|
|Constituency||Prescott and Russell|
August 19, 1935 |
Prescott and Russell
Jean-Marc Lalonde CM (born August 19, 1935) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2011 who represented the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. He was mayor of Rockland, Ontario from 1976 to 1991 and was elected as a municipal councillor in 2014.
Lalonde was born in the county of Prescott and Russell in August 19, 1935. He was employed in the Public Service of Canada from 1956 to 1990. He served for a time as the manager of the Canadian Government Printing Bureau, and was responsible for the establishment and operation of technical training and development for the Canada Communications Group. Outside of public service, Lalonde was a co-owner of the Hull Olympiques ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for several years, and was a director of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association from 1972 to 1976.
He was mayor of Rockland, Ontario from 1976 to 1991. For eleven years, Lalonde was a director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and was also the vice-president of the Association for Francophone Municipalities of Ontario for a time.
Lalonde was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1995 provincial election, in the riding of Prescott and Russell in the easternmost section of the province. The Progressive Conservatives won the election, and Lalonde joined 29 other Liberals in the official opposition. He was re-elected without difficulty in the new riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell in the general election of 1999.
The Liberals won the 2003 election, in which Lalonde defeated his closest opponent by almost 20,000 votes. Lalonde served as the Parliamentary Assistant for the Minister of Health Promotion. Prior to that, he has also worked as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation and Chair of the Small Business Agency of Ontario.
On April 13, 2011, Lalonde announced that he would not run in the 2011 election.
In 2014, he returned to politics as a municipal councillor in the town of Clarence-Rockland.
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Denis Pommainville||11,018||27.2||+2.32|
|New Democratic||Josée Blanchette||2,301||5.7||-0.1|
|Family Coalition||Vicki Gunn||339||0.8||N/A|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Albert Bourdeau||10,921||24.88||-14.26|
|New Democratic||Guy Belle-isle||2,544||5.8||+1.28|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Alain Lalonde||17,364||39.14|
|New Democratic||Stéphane Landry||2,007||4.52|
|Natural Law||Mary Glasser||425||0.96|
|Ontario general election, 1995|
|Progressive Conservative||Pierre Leduc||13,637||30.6||+23.5%|
|New Democratic||Yves Deschamps||4,472||10.0||-13.5%|
|Natural Law||Pierrette Blondin||446||1.0|
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