Jeanne Blackburn

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Jeanne Larocque Blackburn was a politician in Quebec, Canada and a three-term Member of the National Assembly of Quebec.[1]

Background[edit]

She was born on June 24, 1934 in Saint-Elzéar, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine and made career in education.

Member of the legislature[edit]

Blackburn successfully ran as the Parti Québécois candidate to the National Assembly of Quebec in 1985 in the district of Chicoutimi. She was re-elected in 1989 and in 1994.

Cabinet Member[edit]

In 1994, Blackburn was appointed to Premier Jacques Parizeau's Cabinet. She served as Minister of Income Security and Minister responsible for the Status of Women until Lucien Bouchard took over as Premier in 1996.

Retirement[edit]

Blackburn served as chairperson for the Education Committee after 1996, but did not run for re-election in 1998.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Marc-André Bédard (Parti Québécois)
MNA for Chicoutimi
19851998
Succeeded by
Stéphane Bédard (Parti Québécois)