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Lise St-Denis

Lise St-Denis

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Maurice--Champlain

May 2, 2011 - October 19, 2015
Jean-Yves Laforest
François-Philippe Champagne
Personal details
Born (1940-04-18) April 18, 1940 (age 80)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal Party (2012-present)
Other political
affiliations
New Democratic Party (2008-2012)
ResidenceMontreal
ProfessionTeacher

Lise St-Denis (born April 18, 1940) is a Canadian former politician. She was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election and served a single term.[1] She was elected in the electoral district of Saint-Maurice--Champlain as a member of the New Democratic Party, but crossed the floor to the Liberal Party of Canada on January 10, 2012, saying in French to explain her move: "Voters voted for Jack Layton. Jack Layton is dead."[2][3]

Prior to being elected, St-Denis was a teacher. She has bachelor's master's degrees in Quebec literature and education. She previously ran as the New Democratic Party's candidate in Longueuil--Pierre-Boucher in the 2008 election, losing to Jean Dorion of the Bloc Québécois.

Shortly after her election, St-Denis was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.[4] St-Denis did not stand for re-election in 2015.

Before joining the Liberals, St-Denis supported Thomas Mulcair to be the next leader of the NDP.[5]

Electoral history

Saint-Maurice--Champlain

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Lise St-Denis 18,628 39.1 +31.3
Bloc Québécois Jean-Yves Laforest 13,961 29.3 -14.7
Conservative Jacques Grenier 8,447 17.7 -6.2
Liberal Yves Tousignant 5,670 11.9 -9.1
Green Pierre Audette 972 2.0 -1.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters

Longueuil--Pierre-Boucher

2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Jean Dorion 23,118 46.1 -9.1 $49,818
Liberal Ryan Hillier 10,920 21.8 +9.2 $10,797
Conservative Jacques Bouchard 7,210 14.4 -4.4 $55,552
New Democratic Lise St-Denis 7,021 14.0 +5.4 $1,131
Green Danielle Moreau 1,752 3.5 -0.5
Marxist-Leninist Serge Patenaude 103 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit
Total rejected ballots
Turnout

References

  1. ^ Election 2011: Saint-Maurice--Champlain. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "NDP MP Lise St-Denis jumps to Liberals". CBC News. January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Lise St-Denis, Quebec MP for Saint-Maurice-Champlain, defects from NDP to Liberals. National Post, January 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Lise St-Denis continues to serve her constituents" Archived 2011-08-03 at the Wayback Machine. NDP, July 13, 2011.
  5. ^ Leblanc, Daniel (10 January 2012). "As St-Denis defects to Liberals, cracks emerge in NDP's Quebec base". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Retrieved 2015.

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