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The Honorable Madeleine Meilleur, M.P.P. (November 22, 1948-) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and is a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Dalton McGuinty. Image File history File links Madeleinemeilleur. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ...


Meilleur was born in the small Quebec community of Kiamika. She is both a registered nurse and a lawyer, specializing in labour and employment law. She has served on the Ottawa-Carleton Regional District Health Council, the Champlain District Health Council, the Ottawa-Carleton Children's Aid Society and the Vanier Housing Corporation. She has also played an active role in promoting tourism to the city. Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 1st 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928...


Meilleur was elected to the city of Vanier's municipal council in 1991, and also served as a council member in the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (which included members from Vanier and other local municipalities). In 2000, she became a city councillor in the newly amalgamated city of Ottawa. During her time in municipal government, Meilleur represented the council on the French-Language Services Advisory Committee. She received the United Way's Community Builder's Award in 2001 and le prix d'Excellence from the Réseau socioactif des femmes francophones in 2002. In July 2001, she was named Ottawa's deputy mayor. Vanier is a formerly independent community that in 2001 was merged into the city of Ottawa. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Ottawa City Hall. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations that has traditionally pooled efforts in fund raising. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


In 2003, Meilleur was appointed as the Liberal Party candidate in the provincial riding of Ottawa-Vanier, after party leader Dalton McGuinty rejected a challenge from rival David Merner. Ottawa-Vanier has a large francophone population and is known as a safe seat for the Liberal Party, although it was initially unclear if Meilleur would face a challenge in the general election from Claudette Boyer, an Independent Liberal who had been expelled from the party after a legal infraction. Boyer ultimately decided not to run, and Meilleur was elected without difficulty. She was 54 years old at the time of the election. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Claudette Boyer (born January 9, 1938 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


The Liberals won the election, and Meilleur was appointed Ontario Minister of Culture with responsibility for Francophone Affairs on October 23, 2003. In November 2003, Meilleur announced that provincial grants would be made available to libraries in rural communities. In April 2004, she announced the extension of demolition controls on heritage buildings. She is also known to favour the extension of official bilingualism in Ottawa and Ontario. The Ministry of Culture in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for services including libraries, museums, and culture and heritage programs. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in...


On April 5, 1006, Meilleur was promoted to Minister of Community and Social Services. April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Events Aelfheah (St. ... The Ministry of Community and Social Services in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for social services such as welfare, and disability insurance and community service programs around issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, spousal support and assisted housing for people with disabilities. ...

Preceded by:
Stéphane Émard-Chabot
(Bruyère-Strathcona Ward)
City councillors from Rideau-Vanier Ward
2000-2003
Succeeded by:
Georges Bédard
Preceded by:
Claudette Boyer,
Liberal / Independent
MPPs from Ottawa—Vanier
2003-present
Succeeded by:
incumbent
Preceded by:
Sandra Pupatello
Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services
2006-present
Succeeded by:
incumbent

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Madeleine Meilleur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
Meilleur was born in the small Quebec community of Kiamika.
Meilleur was elected to the city of Vanier's municipal council in 1991, and also served as a council member in the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (which included members from Vanier and other local municipalities).
The Liberals won the election, and Meilleur was appointed Ontario Minister of Culture with responsibility for Francophone Affairs on October 23, 2003.
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