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Lucienne Robillard

The Honourable
Lucienne Robillard
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Westmount—Ville-Marie
In office
June 2, 1997 – January 25, 2008
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by Marc Garneau
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Henri—Westmount
In office
February 13, 1995 – June 2, 1997
Preceded by David Berger
Succeeded by riding abolished
Member of Parliament
for Chambly
In office
Preceded by Gérard Latulippe
Succeeded by Louise Beaudoin
Personal details
Born (1945-06-16) June 16, 1945
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) divorced
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Profession Social worker

Lucienne Robillard, PC (born June 16, 1945) is a Canadian politician and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. She sat in the House of Commons of Canada as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Westmount—Ville-Marie in Montreal.

Robillard had a career as a social worker before entering politics. In the Quebec election of 1989, she was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the riding of Chambly as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party. She was appointed to the provincial cabinet of Premier Robert Bourassa as Minister of Cultural Affairs. In 1992, she became Minister of Education, and then served as Minister of Health and Social Services from 1994 until the defeat of the Liberal government.

She then moved to federal politics as a star candidate when she was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a by-election in the safe Liberal riding of Westmount—Ville-Marie. Jean Chrétien appointed her to the federal cabinet as Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for the federal campaign in the 1995 Quebec referendum.

In 1996, she became Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. On August 3, 1999, she assumed the responsibilities of President of the Treasury Board.

When Paul Martin became Prime Minister of Canada in 2003, he moved Robillard to the position of Minister of Industry and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. With the cabinet shuffle that followed the 2004 election, she became Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

Upon Judy Sgro's resignation from Cabinet on January 14, 2005, Joe Volpe moved to fill the vacant position of Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Robillard assumed his prior responsibilities as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. When Belinda Stronach crossed the floor and joined the Liberals in the House of Commons on May 17, 2005, she replaced Robillard as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

On February 1, 2006, she was named deputy leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Commons by Interim Leader Bill Graham. She held this post until the newly elected

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