Paulina Ayala

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Paulina Ayala
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Honoré-Mercier
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Pablo Rodríguez
Personal details
Born (1962-06-25) June 25, 1962 (age 53)
Santiago, Chile
Political party New Democratic Party
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Profession Teacher

Paulina Ayala (born June 25, 1962) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the riding of Honoré-Mercier, first elected in the 2011 federal election. She is a member of the New Democratic Party. She succeeded Pablo Rodríguez of the Liberal Party.[1]

She was born in Santiago, Chile and was a leader in the student movement and in citizens’ rights organizations under the Pinochet dictatorship. She later immigrated to Canada in 1995 and settled in Montreal. She earned a certificate in French as a second language and multicultural education from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has a diploma in education, history and geography.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Paulina Ayala 17,545 36.34%
Liberal Pablo Rodriguez 14,645 30.34%
Bloc Québécois Martin Laroche 8,950 18.54%
Conservative Gérard Labelle 5,949 12.32%
Green Gaëtan Bérard 822 1.7%
Rhinoceros Valery Chevrefils-Latulippe 186 0.39%
Marxist–Leninist Jean-Paul Bédard 178 0.37%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.00

Source: Elections Canada


  1. ^ CBC (May 3, 2011), "Honoré-Mercier", CBC News, retrieved May 3, 2011 

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