I had the chance to meet Quebec’s dynamic Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, Yolande James, and to say I am impressed with this young woman is an understatement. As part of Black History Month Ms. James was visiting Coronation Elementary School in Côte des Neiges to 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 Jean 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. Soon after she was elected as the MNA for Nelligan. What I liked most about Ms. James was her down to earth nature.