Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe

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Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Shadow Minister for Immigration
In office
August 13, 2013 – November 19, 2015
Leader Thomas Mulcair
Preceded by Jinny Sims
Succeeded by Michelle Rempel
Member of Parliament
for Pierrefonds—Dollard
In office
May 30, 2011 – 2015
Preceded by Bernard Patry
Succeeded by Frank Baylis
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Status of Women
In office
30 April 2013 – 28 October 2013
Minister Rona Ambrose
Kellie Leitch
Preceded by Marie-Claude Morin
Succeeded by Helene LeBlanc
Personal details
Born (1984-04-07) April 7, 1984 (age 32)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Ronald Rojas Alvarez (2013-present) [1]
Residence Pierrefonds
Profession Community Organizer, Student

Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (born April 7, 1984) is a Canadian politician. She was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard in the 2011 Canadian federal election as a member of the New Democratic Party, defeating longtime Liberal MP Bernard Patry.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, she has a teaching diploma from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Special Education and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in education at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She has worked as a teacher in the Montreal area and in an Inuit school in northern Quebec.[2]

She has lived in her riding for most of her life, and has been active in community work. She has worked with organizations alleviating poverty, and has taken part in events such as the Marche des femmes and demonstrations against high tuition.[3][4][5]

Lysane was defeated in the 2015 election by Liberal Frank Baylis. The 16.38% of the vote received was the lowest among all incumbent candidates in the 2015 election.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Pierrefonds—Dollard
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Frank Baylis 34,319 58.66 +28.19
Conservative Valérie Assouline 11,694 19.99 -6.87
New Democratic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe 9,584 16.38 -17.75
Bloc Québécois Natalie Laplante 2,043 3.49 -1.49
Green Abraham Weizfeld 865 1.48 -2.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,505 100.0     $223,427.18
Total rejected ballots 368
Turnout 58,873
Eligible voters 84,978
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe 16,390 34.2%
Liberal Bernard Patry 14,530 30.3%
Conservative Agop Evereklian 12,901 26.9%
Bloc Québécois Nicolas Jolicoeur 2,389 5.0%
Green Jonathan Lumer 1,710 3.6%
Total valid votes 47,920 58.7%

Source: Elections Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Madan (September 10, 2013). "Despite slumping polls, for the NDP it's been the Summer of Love". CTV News. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Karen Seidman (May 6, 2011). "New Pierrefonds-Dollard MP excited about the job". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Martin Francoeur (May 4, 2011). "De COMSEP à députée de Pierrefonds-Dollard". La Presse (in French). Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Marie-Hélène Verville (May 3, 2011). "Attendre dans le mauvais bureau électoral" [Waiting in the wrong electoral office] (in French). Cites Nouvelles. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Pierrefonds—Dollard, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates