Lucien Bouchard

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Lucien Bouchard

Lucien Bouchard at the National Order of Quebec in June 2013.
27th Premier of Quebec
In office
29 January 1996 – 8 March 2001
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorMartial Asselin
Jean-Louis Roux
Lise Thibault
Preceded byJacques Parizeau
Succeeded byBernard Landry
Leader of the Parti Québécois
In office
January 27, 1996 – March 2, 2001
Preceded byJacques Parizeau
Succeeded byBernard Landry
MNA for Jonquière
In office
19 February 1996 – 8 March 2001
Preceded byFrancis Dufour
Succeeded byFrançoise Gauthier
Leader of the Opposition
In office
4 November 1993 – 14 January 1996
Preceded byJean Chrétien
Succeeded byGilles Duceppe
Secretary of State for Canada
In office
31 March 1988 – 29 January 1989
Preceded byDavid Crombie
Succeeded byGerry Weiner
MP for Lac-Saint-Jean
In office
20 June 1988 – 15 January 1996
Preceded byClément M. Côté
Succeeded byStéphan Tremblay
Minister of the Environment
In office
8 December 1988 – 21 May 1990
Preceded byThomas McMillan
Succeeded byRobert de Cotret
Personal details
Born (1938-12-22) December 22, 1938 (age 84)
Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Quebec, Canada
Political partyParti Québécois (provincial, 1990–2010)
Bloc Québécois (federal, 1990–2010)
Other political
Progressive Conservative (federal, c. 1984–1990)
Spouse(s)Solange Dugas (since May 18, 2013)
Alma materUniversité Laval

Lucien Bouchard PC GOQ (French pronunciation: ​[lysjɛ̃ buʃaʁ]; born December 22, 1938) is a Canadian retired lawyer, diplomat, politician and former Minister of the Environment of the Canadian Federal Government.

He was the founder and the first leader of the Bloc Québécois from 1991 to 1996, Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1996, and leader of the Parti Québécois from 1996 to 2001. He served as the 27th Premier of Quebec from January 29, 1996, to March 8, 2001.

He became a central figure for the "Yes" side in the 1995 Quebec referendum, alongside the then Premier of Quebec and leader of the Parti Québécois, Jacques Parizeau, whom he succeeded. He is a recipient of the title of Commander of the Légion d'Honneur.[1]

Bouchard was born in Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Québec. He was the son of Alice (née Simard) and Philippe Bouchard.[2] He studied at Université Laval. Bouchard married Solange Dugas in May 2013.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Government House. Awards to Canadians" (PDF). Canada Gazette. 136 (39): 2894. 2002-09-28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  2. "Lucien Bouchard's mother dies at 95". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2010-06-30.

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