Robic was named minister of cultural communities and immigration.
“Sometimes people would say to me, what is your plan, your ambitions? I guess I am an ambitious woman or I wouldn’t be sitting where I am today,” she said in an interview with the Montreal Gazette published in 1986. “It may sound corny, but I think we all have a role to play in society.”
Marc Robic recalled how he and his two siblings were often told something similar by their mother.
“She told us often: “In everything you do, leave something that you have in a better condition than when you got it.”
Marc Robic said his mother took on her portfolio in the Bourassa government with passion. In just nine months, she eased rules that dropped the minimum amount a wealthy potential immigrant was required to invest in Quebec before they arrived here. By reducing the amount set by the federal government, from $500,000 to $250,000, Robic made Quebec more attractive to investors over other Canadian provinces.