Karl Blackburn

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Karl Blackburn
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Roberval
In office
April 14, 2003 – March 26, 2007
Preceded byBenoît Laprise
Succeeded byDenis Trottier
Personal details
Born (1967-12-27) December 27, 1967 (age 52)
Chicoutimi, Quebec
Political partyQuebec Liberal Party
ParentsGaston Blackburn

Karl Blackburn (born December 27, 1967) is a business owner and former political figure in Quebec. He represented Roberval in the Quebec National Assembly from 2003 to 2007 as a Liberal.

He was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, the son of Gaston Blackburn and Nicole Desbiens, and was educated in London and at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Blackburn is director general of the family business and owner of a hardware business. He has served as chairman of the Roberval Chamber of Commerce and vice-president of the Saint-Félicien Chamber of Commerce. Blackburn was a member of the Quebec cabinet, serving as Minister of Minister of Economic and Regional Development and as Minister of Public Safety. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 2007.


  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.