Born in Montreal, Liza Frulla has a BA from the Collège Basile-Moreau and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Montreal.
From 1974 to 1976 she worked for the public affairs service of the organizing committee for the Montreal Olympic Games. She subsequently became the first woman sports reporter accredited to cover professional sport in the electronic media.
In 1989, she was elected as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party in the riding of Marguerite-Bourgeoys and appointed Minister of Communications. In 1990, she became Minister of Culture and in 1994 Minister of Culture and Communications responsible for la Francophonie.
The same year, she was re-elected for a second term in Marguerite-Bourgeoys. She was vice-chair of the culture committee, opposition critic for issues related to greater Montreal and was vice-chair of the NO committee in the 1995 referendum.
In 1998 she left the National Assembly to host her own show “LIZA” until 2002.
On May 13, 2002 she was elected in the federal riding of Verdun–St-Henri–St-Paul–Pointe St-Charles. She sat on the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, on the Standing Committee on Transport and on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
On December 12 2003 she was sworn in as Minister for Social Development for the Paul Martin Liberal government.