|Deputy Government Whip|
August 31, 2018 – October 21, 2019
|Prime Minister||Justin Trudeau|
|Preceded by||Filomena Tassi|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
October 19, 2015 – October 21, 2019
|Preceded by||Laurin Liu|
|Succeeded by||Luc Desilets|
|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 (born July 2, 1960) is a Canadian businesswoman and politician from Quebec. 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 (MP) for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles in the 2015 election, as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, and sat until the 2019 Canadian federal election when she lost her seat.
- 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 received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Université de Montréal. 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, Lapointe 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 was 26, she has been actively involved in her community, notably as organizer of Déjeuner de partage.
Lapointe 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 studied 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, Mélanie Joly. Her responsibilities also included studying Air Canada's bilingual service and studying access to justice in both languages.
Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade
As a member of this committee, she, with the other members, directed studies and reports on various aspects of Canada’s international trade policy, such as the Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada et United States of America, the Transpacific Partnership, and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Private Member's Bill C-236
She introduced a private member's bill on the credit card acceptance fees on February 25, 2016 to members of the House of Commons. The bill was named An act to amend the Payment card Networks act.
|2007 Quebec general election: 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||–||–|
|2008 Quebec general election|
|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||–||–|
|2012 Quebec general election|
|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.
|2015 Canadian federal election: 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