|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Sainte-Anne|
|Preceded by||Maximilien Polak|
|Succeeded by||Normand Cherry|
December 4, 1930 |
Leiden, the Netherlands
|Nationality||Canadian (originally Dutch)|
|Alma mater||Université de Montréal|
Maximilien Polak (born December 5, 1930 in Leiden) is a former judge and politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. Dutch-born and raised, Polak arrived in Canada in 1952, where he attended the Université de Montréal, earning a degree in law in 1958.
Polak served as a municipal court judge in Côte Saint-Luc from 1969 to 1979.
In 1981, Polak ventured into politics, and was elected to the Quebec National Assembly as a Liberal, representing the district of Sainte-Anne. He was re-elected in 1985, and served as the deputy whip. In 1989, he chose not to run again, and instead became a judge of Quebec Court. He served as a judge from 1991 to 2000, at which point he retired; however, he served as an "ad hoc" judge from 2001 to 2005.
Polak's son, Michael, also a lawyer, serves as the Honorary Consul General of the Netherlands in Montreal.
Electoral record (incomplete)
|Quebec general election, 1985: Sainte-Anne|
|Parti Québécois||Guibert Biard||6,899||33.45|
|New Democratic||Kurtis Law||633||3.07|
|Parti indépendantiste||Richard Robillard||260||1.26|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Jean Vigneault||108||0.52|
|Christian Socialist||Gilles Olivier||98||0.48|
|Total valid votes||20,625|
|Rejected and declined votes||495|
|Electors on the lists||32,052|