Lucien Bouchard facts

The Honourable
Lucien Bouchard
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Lucien Bouchard at the National Order of Quebec in June 2013.
27th Premier of Quebec
In office
29 January 1996 – 8 March 2001
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor Martial Asselin
Jean-Louis Roux
Lise Thibault
Preceded by Jacques Parizeau
Succeeded by Bernard Landry
Leader of the Parti Québécois
In office
January 27, 1996 – March 2, 2001
Preceded by Jacques Parizeau
Succeeded by Bernard Landry
MNA for Jonquière
In office
19 February 1996 – 8 March 2001
Preceded by Francis Dufour
Succeeded by Françoise Gauthier
Leader of the Opposition
In office
4 November 1993 – 14 January 1996
Preceded by Jean Chrétien
Succeeded by Gilles Duceppe
Secretary of State for Canada
In office
31 March 1988 – 29 January 1989
Preceded by David Crombie
Succeeded by Gerry Weiner
MP for Lac-Saint-Jean
In office
20 June 1988 – 15 January 1996
Preceded by Clément M. Côté
Succeeded by Stéphan Tremblay
Minister of the Environment
In office
8 December 1988 – 21 May 1990
Preceded by Thomas McMillan
Succeeded by Robert de Cotret
Personal details
Born December 22, 1938 (1938-12-22) (age 79)
Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Quebec, Canada
Political party Parti Québécois (provincial, 1990–2010)
Bloc Québécois (federal, 1990–2010)
Other political
affiliations
Progressive Conservative (federal, c. 1984–1990)
Spouse(s) Solange Dugas (since May 18, 2013)
Alma mater Université Laval
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

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

He was the founder of the Bloc Québécois, Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1996. 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. He is a recipient of the title of Commander of the Légion d'Honneur.

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


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