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René Lévesque

Quebec politician (1922-1987)

1922   -   1987

country of citizenship: Canada
language of expression: French
educated at: Faculté de droit de l'université Laval, Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier
occupation: politician, journalist, author
award received: Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Medal of the City of Paris, Canadian Newsmaker of the Year, Olivar-Asselin Award
position held: Premier of Quebec, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec

René Lévesque (Quebec French pronunciation: [ʁœne leˈvaɪ̯k] (listen); August 24, 1922 – November 1, 1987) was a Québécois politician and journalist who served as the 23rd Premier of Quebec from 1976 to 1985. Starting his career as a reporter, and radio and television host, he later became known for his eminent role in Quebec's nationalization of its electric power industry, and as an ardent defender of Quebec sovereignty. He was the founder of the Parti Québécois political party—and before that, a liberal minister of the government of Quebec from 1960 to 1966 and the first Québécois political leader since Confederation to attempt, through a referendum, to negotiate the political independence of Quebec.
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works

3

An Option for Quebec

book by René Lévesque

author: René Lévesque

1968

My Québec

author: René Lévesque

Memoirs

author: René Lévesque

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