|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for D'Arcy-McGee|
|Succeeded by||Herbert Marx|
|Minister of Municipal Affairs
and the Environment
|Born||Victor Charles Goldbloom
July 31, 1923
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||February 15, 2016
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Life and career
He was born in Montreal, the son of Alton Goldbloom and Annie Ballon. He studied at Selwyn House and Lower Canada College. He studied at McGill University receiving his BSc in 1944, his MD in 1945, his DipEd in 1950 and his DLitt in 1992. Dr. Goldbloom was assistant resident at the Babies' Hospital of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, in New York.
He was elected in 1966 as the MNA for the Montreal riding of D'Arcy-McGee. He was re-elected in 1970, 1973, and 1976. While Robert Bourassa was Premier of Quebec, Goldbloom was Minister of State responsible for Quality of Environment (1970–73). In 1973, he was appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs as well as Quebec's first Minister of the Environment, serving in both positions until the Liberal government's defeat in 1976. Goldbloom was in charge of the Olympic Installations Board for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal .
He was the first member of the Jewish community to become a cabinet minister in the Quebec government. He kept his seat in the 1976 provincial election that defeated the Liberal government and sat on the Opposition benches until he resigned his seat on October 16, 1979 after Claude Ryan became Liberal leader.
In June, 1948, he married Sheila (born Barshay-Rothstein), of New York and Peekskill, . His sons are Michael Goldbloom, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop's University and former publisher of the Toronto Star and the Montreal Gazette, and Jonathan Goldbloom, founder and president of Jonathan Goldbloom & Associates. His daughter, Susan Restler, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2009, he expressed concerns on the state of Catholic-Jewish relations after the lifting of the excommunications of the bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X. Goldbloom died of a heart attack at Montreal in February 2016.
- Officer of the Order of Canada (1983), was promoted to Companion in 2000.
- Officer of the National Order of Quebec. (1991)
- Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa.(1994)
- Honorary Doctorate from the Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point (Pointe de l'Église), Nova Scotia (1996)
- James H. Graham Award of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1996)
- Knight of the Order of St. Sylvester (2012) 
Shelia and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award
In June 2009, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) established the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award in their honor.
In September 2009, the first awards were presented to lawyer and longtime promoter of quality and English rights Casper Bloom, Eastern Townships-based health-care advocate Marjorie Goodfellow, and researcher Jack Jedwab, who has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of English-speaking Quebec.
Electoral record (partial)
|Quebec general election, 1966: D'Arcy-McGee|
|Union Nationale||Boris Garmaise||1,548||5.67|
|Ralliement national||Gilles Côté||129||0.47|
|Total valid votes||27,281||100.00|
|Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||699|
|Electors on the lists||45,962|
|Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.|
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- "Victor Goldbloom, former Quebec cabinet minister, dead at 92". CBC News. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
- "Former official languages commissioner Victor Goldbloom dies aged 92". Toronto Sun. Canadian Press. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
- "Biography". Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Story". Calgary Herald. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- "Turkish troops roll into Iraq | CTV Montreal News". Montreal.ctvnews.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- "Public servant Victor Goldbloom remembered as a unifying force".
- "Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - Pope Benedict XVI grants papal honours on two Canadian pioneers in ecumenical dialogue and interfaith conversations". Cccb.ca. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- "Official Report * Table of Contents * Number 272-A (Official Version)". Parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- The Great Names of the French-Canadian Community
- Multicultural Canada, article in the Canadian Jewish Review on Goldbloom's wedding, June 25, 1948
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Victor Goldbloom: Eminent Quebecker brought people together Globe and Mail obituary by Lisa Fitterman, Feb.28, 2016
|Commissioner of Official Languages