Thérèse Lavoie-Roux

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The Honourable
Thérèse Lavoie-Roux
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for L'Acadie
In office
Preceded by François Cloutier
Succeeded by Yvan Bordeleau
Senator for Acadie, Quebec
In office
September 27, 1990 March 12, 2001
Appointed by Brian Mulroney
Personal details
Born(1928-03-12)March 12, 1928
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
Died January 31, 2009(2009-01-31) (aged 80)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Other political
Progressive Conservative
Cabinet Minister of Health and Social Services (1985–1989)
Committees Chairman, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (1991–1996)

Thérèse Lavoie-Roux (March 12, 1928 January 31, 2009) was a Canadian politician who served in Quebec and as a Canadian Senator.

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Born in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, the daughter of Lauréat Lavoie and Charlotte Dubé, she was educated and trained as a social worker and therapist.

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In 1976, she was elected to the Quebec National Assembly as a Liberal in the riding of L'Acadie. She was re-elected in 1981 and 1985. From 1985 to 1989, she was the Minister of Health and Social Services in the cabinet of Robert Bourassa.

In 1990, she was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Acadie, Quebec. She retired on her 73rd birthday in 2001. She sat as a Progressive Conservative.

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