McGill law professor David Lametti easily won the new LaSalle-Emard Verdun riding for the Liberal Party on Monday.
“I’ve had a strong active career and I think it’s time to serve Canadians,” said the new politician on the campaign trail at the Verdun Family Market this summer.
Now he’ll get his chance to serve a population of 105,317 in LaSalle, mainland Verdun and the Émard neighbourhood of the southwest borough.
With 23,703 votes, Lametti won 44% of the vote. Incumbant Hélène Leblanc from the NDP got 28.9% and Gilbert Paquette from the Bloc Québècos got 17%.
Mohammad Zamir from the Conservative Party was a distant fourth with 6.9% and Lorraine Banville from the Green Party got 3.2%.
More than 64% of the 83,824 voters registered to vote did so with all 227 polls reporting.
Lametti speaks English, French and Italian and lives outside of the riding, although he owns property in Verdun.