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|Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services|
October 20, 2011
|Preceded by||Jim Bradley|
|Minister of Community and Social Services|
April 5, 2006 – October 20, 2011
|Preceded by||Sandra Pupatello|
|Succeeded by||John Milloy|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly
October 2, 2003
|Preceded by||Claudette Boyer|
|Ottawa City councillor from Rideau-Vanier Ward|
|Preceded by||Stéphane Émard-Chabot|
|Succeeded by||Georges Bédard|
November 22, 1948 |
|Occupation||Registered Nurse, Lawyer|
|Cabinet||Minister of Culture (2003–2006)
Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs (2003–)
Madeleine Meilleur (born November 22, 1948) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and is a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Meilleur was born in the Quebec community of Kiamika. She is both a registered nurse and a lawyer, specializing in labour and employment law. She has served on the Ottawa-Carleton Regional District Health Council, the Champlain District Health Council, the Ottawa-Carleton Children's Aid Society and the Vanier Housing Corporation. She has also played an active role in promoting tourism to the city.
Municipal council 
Meilleur was elected to the city of Vanier's municipal council in 1991, and also served as a council member in the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (which included members from Vanier and other local municipalities). In 2000, she became a city councillor in the newly amalgamated city of Ottawa. During her time in municipal government, Meilleur represented the council on the French-Language Services Advisory Committee. She received the United Way's Community Builder's Award in 2001 and le prix d'Excellence from the Réseau socioactif des femmes francophones in 2002. In July 2001, she was named Ottawa's deputy mayor.
Provincial politics 
In 2003, Meilleur was appointed as the Liberal Party candidate in the provincial riding of Ottawa—Vanier. Ottawa-Vanier has a large francophone population and is known[by whom?] as a safe seat for the Liberal Party. Meilleur was elected without difficulty.
The Liberal party won the election, and Meilleur was appointed Ontario Minister of Culture with responsibility for Francophone Affairs on October 23, 2003. In November 2003, Meilleur announced that provincial grants would be made available to libraries in rural communities. In April 2004, she announced the extension of demolition controls on heritage buildings. She is also known to favour the extension of official bilingualism in Ottawa and Ontario. In the same year, she also became the province's first cabinet minister ever to attend an international summit of La Francophonie.
On April 5, 2006, Meilleur was appointed Minister of Community and Social Services. She was reelected to her Ottawa—Vanier riding in the October 10, 2007 general provincial election.
In October 2011, she was appointed Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and continues as the minister for Francophone Affairs.
Electoral record 
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred Sherman||8,931||23.4|
|New Democratic||Paul Étienne Laliberté-Tipple||7,525||19.7|
|Family Coalition||Emmanuel Houle||352||0.9|
|Total valid votes||38,142||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Bruce Poulin||9,169||22.2||-4.0|
|New Democratic||Ric Dagenais||6,144||14.9||-0.8|
|Family Coalition||Frank Cioppa||400||1.0|
|Total valid votes||38,142||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Maurice Lamirande||10,878||26.2||-5.6|
|New Democratic||Joseph Zebrowski||6,507||15.7||+5.2|
|Total valid votes||41,449||100.0|
Table of offices held 
|Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty|
|Cabinet Posts (3)|
|Sandra Pupatello||Minister of Community and Social Services
2006 – 2011
|John Baird||Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
2003 – present
|David Tsubouchi||Minister of Culture
|Caroline Di Cocco|