Marguerite Blais

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Marguerite Blais
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne
In office
April 25, 2007 – August 20, 2015
Preceded by Nicole Loiselle
Succeeded by Dominique Anglade
Personal details
Born (1950-09-12) September 12, 1950 (age 67)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party
Profession journalist, radio and tv host
Cabinet Minister Responsible for Seniors

Marguerite Blais (born September 12, 1950 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former Canadian politician, journalist, radio host and television host. She was a Liberal Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the electoral division of Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in Montreal from 2007 to 2015, and served as the Minister responsible for Seniors, vice-chair of the Comité ministériel du développement social, éducatif et culturel and member of the Conseil du trésor.

Blais did graduate studies in piano and organ at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec. After a few years spent teaching music to kindergarten students (1969–1971), she entered the world of communications, acquiring a master's degree (Université du Québec à Montréal, 1997), a doctorate (Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal and Concordia University, 2005) and a postdoctorate (Université du Québec à Montréal, 2008). She has some thirty years’ experience as a radio and television host and journalist (1971–2002).

From 1996 to 2003, Blais was the director general of the Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse. She was president of the Conseil de la famille et de l’enfance (2003-2007). She joined a number of charitable organizations (Centraide, Little Brothers of the Poor, World Vision for Africa) and worked within a number of groups that assist young people, the elderly and the underprivileged in our society, with a particular focus on the deaf community and persons with hearing disabilities.

She was elected in 2007, and was re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2014.

She announced her resignation from the legislature in August 2015, several months after the death of her husband.[1] On May 8 2018, she has been rumoured to run come back into politics under the colours of the Coalition Avenir Québec, opposing her former party [2]


  • Author - Quand les Sourds nous font signe : histoires de sourds, éditions Dauphin Blanc (2003)
  • Author - La culture sourde : Quête identitaires au coeur de la communication, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, collection Sociologie au coin de la Rue (2006)
  • Co-Author - Apprendre à vivre aux frontières des cultures sourdes et entendantes, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, co-auteur monsieur Jacques Rhéaume (2009)


  1. ^ "MNA Marguerite Blais to resign next week: reports". Montreal Gazette, August 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "L'ex-ministre libérale Marguerite Blais sera candidate pour la CAQ".

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carole Théberge
Minister for Senior Citizens
Succeeded by
Réjean Hébert

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