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MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION YOLANDE JAMES TO VISIT CORONATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FEBRUARY 24

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MONTREAL, FEBRUARY  23,  2009-    As part of Black History Month, Quebec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities Yolande James will visit Coronation Elementary School (4810 Van Horne) in Côte des Neiges on Tuesday, February 24 (10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.) and address the students.
   
Ms. James  became  the first black woman elected to the National Assembly in 2004 and  the first black cabinet minister upon her initial appointment by Premier Jeaan Charest in the spring of 2007. Born in Montreal,  she attended Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, Vanier College, Queen’s University and Université de  Montréal, completing degrees in common and civil law before being called to the Bar in 2004. After working as political attaché for then Nelligan MNA Russell Williams, she ran in his seat when he decided to leave politics.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca