Kathleen Weil

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The Honourable
Kathleen Weil
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Assumed office
December 8, 2008
Preceded by Russell Copeman
Personal details
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Michael Novak
Profession Lawyer
Cabinet Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness

Kathleen Weil is a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec, who was elected to represent the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2008 provincial election. She is a member of the Quebec Liberal Party and a provincial cabinet minister.

Weil studied at McGill University and received a bachelor's degree in history and political sciences in 1978 and a degree in civil and common law in 1982 before being admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1983.

In addition to her law practice, she was heavily involved from 2000 in the health and social services sector, being an administrative member for the Montreal Children's Hospital and the Régie régionale des services de la santé et des services sociaux à Montréal. Before entering politics, she was President CEO of the Foundation of Greater Montreal.

She was appointed to the Executive Council of Quebec on December 18, 2008, as Minister of Justice and Attorney General.[1]

She is married to Michael Novak, ex-president of SNC-Lavalin International.[2]

In 2010, she was appointed as Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities.

In 2014, following the 2014 provincial election, she was appointed Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness.

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Kathleen Weil 22,336 76.61 +13.96
Québec solidaire Annick Desjardins 2,164 7.42 -1.14
Coalition Avenir Québec Noah Sidel 1,649 5.66 -7.96
Parti Québécois Olivier Sirard 1,610 5.52 -2.77
Green Alex Tyrrell 1,318 4.52 -1.20
Marxist–Leninist Rachel Hoffman 78 0.27 -0.01
Total valid votes 29,155 99.35
Total rejected ballots 192 0.65
Turnout 29,347 72.50 +4.56
Electors on the lists 40,476
Quebec general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Kathleen Weil 16,761 62.65 -5.33
Coalition Avenir Québec Angely M.Q. Pacis 3,643 13.62 +10.76*
Québec solidaire David Mandel 2,291 8.56
Parti Québécois Olivier Sirard 2,217 8.29 -5.37
Green Claude Sabourin 1,531 5.72 -8.67
Option nationale Sylvain Labranche 236 0.88
Marxist–Leninist Rachel Hoffman 74 0.28 -0.45
Total valid votes 26,753 99.31
Total rejected ballots 187 0.69
Turnout 26,940 67.94 +24.92
Electors on the lists 39,652

* Result compared to Action démocratique

Quebec general election, 2008: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Kathleen Weil 11,475 67.98 +6.65
Green Peter McQueen 2,430 14.39 −1.34
Parti Québécois Fabrice Martel 2,307 13.66 +3.08
Action démocratique Matthew Conway 483 2.86 −4.34
Marxist–Leninist Linda Sullivan 124 0.73 +0.43
     Non-Affiliated David Sommer Rovins 64 0.38
Total valid votes 16,883 98.66
Rejected and declined votes 230 1.34
Turnout 17,113 43.02 −15.50
Electors on the lists 39,780


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Political offices
Preceded by
Jacques Dupuis
Minister of Justice (Quebec)
Succeeded by
Jean-Marc Fournier
Preceded by
Yolande James
Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities
Succeeded by
Diane De Courcy
Preceded by
Diane De Courcy
Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness
Succeeded by