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Bernard Cleary
Member of Parliament
for Louis-Saint-Laurent
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Josée Verner
Personal details
Born (1937-05-08)May 8, 1937
Mashteuiatsh, Quebec, Canada
Died July 27, 2020(2020-07-27) (aged 83)
Charny, Quebec, Canada
Political party Bloc Québécois

Bernard Cleary (May 8, 1937 – July 27, 2020) was a Canadian politician.

Cleary was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2004 Canadian federal election. He was the Bloc Québécois member of parliament for the riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent. He was the Bloc's critic to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Prior to being elected, Cleary was a businessman, chief negotiator, journalist and professor.

In 2006, he was defeated by Josée Verner from the Conservative Party of Canada.

Cleary was born in Mashteuiatsh, Quebec. He was the first person of Aboriginal descent to be elected in Quebec, as well as the first Innu person elected from any province, to the House of Commons.

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