Madeleine Bleau

Madeleine Bleau (October 22, 1928 July 11, 2014) was a Canadian politician. She represented Groulx in the National Assembly of Quebec from 1985 to 1994 as a Liberal.[1]

The daughter of Charles-Eugène Lavallée and Marie-Anne Lemieux, she was born Madeleine Lavallée in Montreal and was educated at the Collège Viauville de Montréal and the Collège Jésus-Marie de Saint-Barthélémy. From 1947 to 1950, she worked in the office of the newspaper La Presse in Montreal. Bleau founded the parent teacher association for the Bois-des-Filion school board and served as its president from 1967 to 1970. From 1974 to 1977, she served on the municipal council for Bois-des-Filion. She was secretary for the No committee in the 1980 Quebec referendum. From 1981 to 1985, she was president of the executive for the Liberal Party in Groulx.[1]

She married Jean Bleau.[1]

She was elected to the Quebec assembly in 1985, defeating Parti Québécois incumbent Élie Fallu,[2] and was reelected in 1989; she did not run for reelection in 1994. From 1989 to 1994, she served as deputy government whip.[1]

After retiring from politics, she served as president of the financing campaign and then as a member of the administrative council for the foundation supporting the Centre hospitalier de soins de longue durée (CHSLD) Drapeau Deschambault in Sainte-Thérèse.[1]

She died in Saint-Eustache at the age of 85.[1][3]


  1. "Madeleine Bleau" (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  2. "Groulx". CBC News.
  3. "L'ex-députée libérale Madeleine Bleau est morte à l'âge de 85 ans". La Presse (in French). July 15, 2014.
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