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June 3, 2009

Yolande James

Yolande James (born November 21, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Quebec provincial politician. She is the first black female MNA and the youngest, as well as the first black cabinet minister in Quebec history. A member of the Quebec Liberal Party, she represents the multicultural riding of Nelligan in the Island of Montreal.

Yolande James' father and mother are Canadian citizens who emigrated from St. Lucia and St. Vincent, respectively. She grew up in Montreal's West Island area, and went to a francophone primary school. James says she first got involved in politics and with the Quebec Liberal Party during the 1995 sovereignty referendum campaign.

James received a Bachelor's degree in civil law in 2000 from Université de Montréal and a Bachelor's degree in common law from Queen's University in 2003. She was called to the Bar of Quebec in 2004.source

1 comment:

Fly Girl said...

Lucians always manage to make impressive achievements. That's a history and culture that really promotes self awareness and confidence.


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