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Rémi Paul (June 10, 1921 – December 20, 1982) was a lawyer and politician from Quebec, Canada.[1]

Rémi Paul
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Berthier—Maskinongé—delanaudière
In office
1958–1965
Preceded byJoseph Langlois
Succeeded byAntonio Yanakis
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Maskinongé
In office
1966–1973
Preceded byGermain Caron
Succeeded byYvon Picotte
President of the National Assembly of Quebec
In office
1 December 1966 – 21 October 1968
Preceded byGuy Lechasseur
Succeeded byGérard Lebel
Personal details
Born(1921-06-10)June 10, 1921
Louiseville, Quebec
DiedDecember 20, 1982(1982-12-20) (aged 61)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyProgressive Conservative

Member of the House of CommonsEdit

Born in Louiseville, Mauricie, Paul ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the district of Berthier-Maskinongé-Delanaudière in 1957 and lost, but was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1958, 1962 and 1963. He sat as an Independent by February 18, 1965 and did not run for re-election in that same year. Paul was a friend of Quebec fascist leader Adrien Arcand who campaigned for him in the 1957 election.

Provincial politicsEdit

Paul ran as a Union Nationale in the district of Maskinongé in 1966 and won a seat at the provincial legislature. He was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1966 to 1968.

He was appointed to the Cabinet and served as Minister of Justice under Premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand.

In 1970, his party lost the election to Robert Bourassa's Liberals. Paul was re-elected and became House Leader of the Official Opposition. However he was defeated against Liberal Yvon Picotte in 1973.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.

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