Paulina Ayala

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Paulina Ayala
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Honoré-Mercier
In office
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Pablo Rodríguez
Succeeded by Pablo Rodríguez
Personal details
Born (1962-06-25) June 25, 1962 (age 54)
Santiago, Chile
Political party New Democratic Party
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Profession Teacher

Paulina Ayala (born June 25, 1962) is a Canadian politician, who served as Member of Parliament for the riding of Honoré-Mercier from 2011 to 2015. 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.

In the 2015 election, Rodriguez defeated Ayala in a re-match.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Honoré-Mercier
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Pablo Rodríguez 29,211 56.55 +20.18
New Democratic Paulina Ayala 8,478 16.41 -13.94
Bloc Québécois Audrey Beauséjour 6,680 12.93 -5.59
Conservative Guy Croteau 6,226 12.05 -0.37
Green Angela Budilean 814 1.58 -0.02
Strength in Democracy Dayana Dejean 168 0.33
Marxist–Leninist Yves Le Seigle 81 0.16 -0.19
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,658 100.0     $212,950.75
Total rejected ballots 682
Turnout 52,340
Eligible voters 78,428
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +17.11
Source: Elections Canada[2][3]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Honoré-Mercier
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Paulina Ayala 17,545 36.37 +26.26
Liberal Pablo Rodriguez 14,641 30.35 -13.32
Bloc Québécois Martin Laroche 8,935 18.52 -9.60
Conservative Gérard Labelle 5,992 12.42 -2.88
Green Gaëtan Bérard 770 1.60 -1.20
Rhinoceros Valery Chevrefils-Latulippe 181 0.38
Marxist–Leninist Jean-Paul Bédard 170 0.35
Total valid votes 48,234 100.00
Total rejected ballots 622 1.27 -0.06
Turnout 48,856 59.98 -2.18
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +19.79

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