Maximilien Polak

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Maximilien Polak
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Sainte-Anne
In office
Preceded by Maximilien Polak
Succeeded by Normand Cherry
Personal details
Born (1930-12-04) December 4, 1930 (age 86)
Leiden, the Netherlands
Nationality Canadian (originally Dutch)
Political party Liberal
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.[1]

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)[edit]

Quebec general election, 1985: Sainte-Anne
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maximilien Polak 12,565 60.92
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
Non-Affiliated Albani Laporte 62 0.30
Total valid votes 20,625
Rejected and declined votes 495
Turnout 21,120 65.89
Electors on the lists 32,052


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