|Deputy Government Whip|
|Assumed office |
August 31, 2018
|Prime Minister||Justin Trudeau|
|Preceded by||Filomena Tassi|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Laurin Liu|
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Groulx|
April 25, 2007 – November 5, 2008
|Preceded by||Pierre Descoteaux|
|Succeeded by||René Gauvreau|
|Born||July 2, 1960|
Laval, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||Liberal Party of Canada|
|Quebec Liberal Party|
Action démocratique du Québec
Linda Lapointe MP (born July 2, 1960) is a business woman and a politician from Quebec, Canada. She was an Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Groulx from 2007 to 2008. She was elected as the federal Member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles in the October 19, 2015 general election, as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Community involvement
- 3 Political career
- 4 Electoral record
- 5 Footnotes
- 6 External links
Lapointe has a college diploma in health sciences from the CEGEP Ahuntsic. In 1986, she went at the Université de Montréal and receive a bachelor's degree in business administration. Since her teenage years, she has been working at her father's grocery store Provigo. From 1988 to 1997, she worked as the director of the store. She officially took over the family business in 1997, she became the owned and director of Provigo Lapointe et Fille. She sold the store in 2006.
In addition to her career as a manager, she was treasurer and member of the Board of the Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec (Quebec food retailers association) from 2002 to 2006. In 2013, this association has appointed her as a member of its Hall of Fame. In her community, she has been president for the Regrouprement des gens d'affaires of Boisbriand from 2009 to 2015. Since she's 26, she is actively involved in her community, notably as organizer of Déjeuner de partage.
She was first elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2007 election as a member of Action démocratique du Québec in the riding of Groulx. Lapointe took office on April 12, 2007 and was named the critic for economic development and the Montreal region until 2008. She was also the assistant whip of the official opposition party.
Lapointe was defeated in the 2008 election.
MP for the 42nd Canadian Parliament
On October 15, 2015, she was elected on the 2015 federal election as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada for the riding of Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. She defeated NDP incumbent Laurin Liu. After her election, she was selected by Prime Minister Trudeau's cabinet to sit on two House of Commons parliamentary committees : Standing Committee of Official Languages and Standing Committee on International Trade.
Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee of Official Languages
As a member of this committee, she has to study the Government of Canada programs designed to promote francophone immigration to francophone minority communities in Canada, to establish a new Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013 in partnership with the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honorable Mélanie Joly, to study Air Canada's bilingual service, to study access of justice in bot languages and many other issues.
Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade
As a member of this committee, she has to, with the other members, direct studies et reports on various aspects of Canada’s international trade policy, as Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada et United States of America, the Transpacific Partnership, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Private Member's Bill C-236
She introduced her private member's bill on the credit card acceptance fees on February 25, 2016 to members of the House of Commons. The bill is named An act to amend the Payment card Networks act.
|Quebec general election, 2007: Groulx|
|Action démocratique||Linda Lapointe||13,630||37.45||+18.07|
|Parti Québécois||Rachel Gagnon||10,513||28.89||-9.78|
|Québec solidaire||Adam Veilleux||850||2.34||+1.09*|
|Total valid votes||36,394||99.15||–|
|Total rejected ballots||311||0.85||–|
|Electors on the lists||48,715||–||–|
|Quebec general election, 2008|
|Parti Québécois||René Gauvreau||11,226||37.62||+8.73|
|Action démocratique||Linda Lapointe||6,036||20.23||-17.22|
|Québec solidaire||Adam Veilleux||701||2.35||+0.01|
|Parti indépendantiste||Sébastien Hotte||102||0.34||–|
|Total valid votes||29,843||98.41||–|
|Total rejected ballots||481||1.59||–|
|Electors on the lists||49,441||–||–|
|Quebec general election, 2012|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Hélène Daneault||16,711||38.02||+17.57|
|Parti Québécois||Raymond Archambault||14,948||34.01||-4.05|
|Québec solidaire||Sylvie Giguère||1,892||4.30||+1.92|
|Option nationale||Alain Marginean||895||2.04||–|
|Total valid votes||43,953||98.85||–|
|Total rejected ballots||511||1.15||–|
|Electors on the lists||56,228||–||–|
|Coalition Avenir Québec gain from Parti Québécois||Swing||+10.81|
^ Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Rivière-des-Mille-Îles|
|New Democratic||Laurin Liu||17,111||29.48||-19.64||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Félix Pinel||14,755||25.42||-1.70||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||58,046||100.00;||$216,995.77|
|Total rejected ballots||927||1.57||–|
|Liberal gain from New Democratic||Swing||+20.45|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- Au tour de l'ADQ, Radio-Canada, April 12, 2007
- Kestler-D'Amours, Jillian (October 20, 2015). "Joe Oliver, Olivia Chow and more surprising election night upsets". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.