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The Honourable
 Lucienne Robillard 
PC

In office
1997 – January 25, 2008
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by Marc Garneau

In office
February 13, 1995 – 1997
Preceded by David Berger
Succeeded by riding abolished

Born June 16, 1945 (1945-06-16) (age 64)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) divorced
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Profession Social worker

Lucienne Robillard, PC (born June 16, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian politician and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. She sat in the Canadian House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Westmount—Ville-Marie in Montreal.

Robillard had a career as a social worker before entering politics. In the Quebec election of 1989, she was elected to the Quebec National Assembly in the riding of Chambly as a member of the Liberal Party of Quebec. She was appointed to the provincial cabinet of Premier Robert Bourassa as Minister of Cultural Affairs. In 1992, she became Minister of Education, and then served as Minister of Health and Social Services from 1994 until the defeat of the Liberal government.

She then moved to federal politics as a star candidate when she was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a by-election in the safe Liberal riding of Westmount—Ville-Marie. Jean Chrétien appointed her to the federal cabinet as Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for the federal campaign in the 1995 Quebec referendum.

In 1996, she became Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. On August 3, 1999, she assumed the responsibilities of President of the Treasury Board.

When Paul Martin became Prime Minister of Canada in 2003, he moved Robillard to the position of Minister of Industry and Minister for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. With the cabinet shuffle that followed the 2004 election, she became Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

Upon Judy Sgro's resignation from Cabinet on January 14, 2005, Joe Volpe moved to fill the vacant position of Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Robillard assumed his prior responsibilities as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. When Belinda Stronach crossed the floor and joined the Liberals in the House of Commons on May 17, 2005, she replaced Robillard as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

On February 1, 2006, she was named deputy leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Commons by Interim Leader Bill Graham. She held this post until the newly elected leader, Stéphane Dion (who represents the nearby riding of Saint-Laurent—Cartierville), in accordance with the customary Anglophone/Francophone division of duties, appointed the Anglophone Michael Ignatieff as his deputy.

On April 4, 2007, she announced she would not run in the next election. She resigned her seat on January 25, 2008.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Anne McLellan
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
2006
Succeeded by
Michael Ignatieff
Political offices
Preceded by
Michel Pagé
Quebec Minister of Education
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Jacques Chagnon
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Riding created
Member of Parliament for Westmount—Ville-Marie
1997–2008
Succeeded by
Marc Garneau
Preceded by
David Berger, Liberal
Member of Parliament for Saint-Henri—Westmount
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Riding abolished
27th Ministry - Government of Paul Martin
Cabinet Posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Pierre Pettigrew Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
2004–2006
Michael Chong
Denis Coderre President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada
2004–2006
Michael Chong
Joe Volpe Minster of State
2005
styled as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
Belinda Stronach
Allan Rock Minister of Industry
2003–2004
David Emerson
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
vacant, previously
Brian Tobin
Minister responsible for the Economic Development
Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

2003–2004
position abolished
26th Ministry - Government of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet Posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Marcel Massé President of the Treasury Board
1999–2003
Reg Alcock
Sergio Marchi Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
1996–1999
Elinor Caplan
Sergio Marchi Secretary of State for Canada
1996
styled as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
position abolished
Lloyd Axworthy Minister of Labour
1995–1996
Alfonso Gagliano







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