Élaine Zakaïb

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Élaine Zakaïb
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Richelieu
In office
September 4, 2012 – September 29, 2014
Preceded by Sylvain Simard
Succeeded by Sylvain Rochon
Personal details
Born (1959-07-09)July 9, 1959
Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
Died October 1, 2018(2018-10-01) (aged 59)
Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
Cause of death Brain cancer
Political party Parti Québécois

Élaine Zakaïb (July 9, 1959 – October 1, 2018) was a Canadian politician. She was member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Richelieu, first elected in the 2012 election[1] and re-elected in 2014.

Zakaïb was Minister Delegate for Industrial Policy and the Quebec Economic Development Bank in the government of Pauline Marois.

Born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec on July 9, 1959, Zakaïb was an associate at Feldman & Associés from 1984 to 1992, and a lawyer for the Jacob clothing retailer in 1987.[2]

On September 29, 2014, she resigned her seat to return to the Jacob women's clothing retailer as chief of restructuring and vice-president of strategy.[3]

Zakaïb died on October 1, 2018 of brain cancer.[2]


  1. ^ "Élaine Zakaïb nommée ministre déléguée à la politique industrielle". Hebdos Régionaux Montérégie (in French). 19 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Décès de l'ex-ministre péquiste Élaine Zakaïb". Radio-Canada.ca (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  3. ^ Ouellet, Martin (September 29, 2014). "Elaine Zakaïb, PQ Member, Quits Politics To Run Jacob". The Canadian Press. Retrieved September 29, 2014.