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Rachel Bendayan MP (born c. 1980) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on February 25, 2019.[1] She represents the electoral district of Outremont as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.[1]

Rachel Bendayan

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Outremont
Assumed office
February 25, 2019
Preceded byTom Mulcair
Personal details
BornMay 10, 1980
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
Alma materMcGill University

She previously ran as the Liberal candidate for Outremont in the 2015 Canadian federal election, losing to Tom Mulcair.

She later worked for the Liberal party as chief of staff to small business minister Bardish Chagger.[2]

Electoral recordEdit

Canadian federal by-election, February 25, 2019: Outremont
Resignation of Tom Mulcair
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rachel Bendayan 6,086 40.4   6.94
New Democratic Julia Sánchez 3,925 26.1   18.01
Green Daniel Green 1,889 12.5   8.89
Bloc Québécois Michel Duchesne 1,683 11.2   2.79
Conservative Jasmine Louras 1,098 7.3   2.23
People's James Seale 322 2.1 New
Independent William Barrett 52 0.3 New
Total valid votes 15,053 100.0    
Total rejected ballots 135 0.90
Turnout 15,188 21.57
Eligible voters 70,414
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +11.78
Source: Elections Canada [3]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Tom Mulcair 19,242 44.11 −11.57 $101,332.88
Liberal Rachel Bendayan 14,597 33.46 +11.84 $101,506.39
Conservative Rodolphe Husny 4,159 9.53 +1.55 $7,828.89
Bloc Québécois Roger Galland Barou 3,668 8.41 −3.20 $6,959.30
Green Amara Diallo 1,575 3.61 +1.37
Libertarian Francis Pouliot 216 0.50
Communist Adrien Welsh 162 0.37
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,619 100.00 $204,392.07
Total rejected ballots 426 0.97
Turnout 44,045 62.42
Eligible voters 70,559
New Democratic hold Swing  
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Liberal Party’s Rachel Bendayan wins federal byelection in Outremont". Global News, February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Liberal candidate launches Outremont byelection bid". Canadian Jewish News, January 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "February 25, 2019 By-elections Election Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Poll by Poll Election Results, 22 October 2015
  5. ^ "Final Candidate Election Expenses Limits". Elections Canada. Archived from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2019.