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June 4, 2009

Marlene Jennings

Marlene Jennings, PC, MP (born November 10, 1951, in Longueuil, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. She is a current member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, and has represented the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine since 1997.

Jennings is also a former lawyer and a senior public servant. She is the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Cooperation, and the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada. From 2004 until October 2005 she was Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. relations.
Jennings is the first black woman from Quebec to be elected to Parliament in the history of Confederation.source

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