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Landry, Bernard

Born: 1937 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician


1937 - Born on the 9th of March in Saint-Jacques, Quebec.

1976 - He was a partner in the Montreal law firm of "Lapointe Rosenstein" when he was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the general election.

1977 - He served as Minister of State of Economic Development.

1981 - Re-elected in the riding of Laval-des-rapides at the general election.

1982 - He was again Minister of State of Economic Development until the 9th of September, when he was made Delegate Minister to Exterior Commerce.

1985 - After the defeat of Parti Québécois in the general election, he taught in the Department of Administrative Sciences at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

1994 - After the victory of the PQ in the general election, the newly elected premier, Jacques Parizeau, made him his Deputy Premier

2001 - He became Premier of Quebec on the 8th of March, following the resignation of Lucien Bouchard. Landry is a Quebec sovereignist advocating a supranational confederation of Quebec and Canada, inspired by the institutions of the European Union.

2003 - He lost the Quebec general election to Jean Charest's Quebec Liberal Party.

2004 - On the 26th of June, he married script writer and former yé-yé singer Chantal Renaud.

2005 - On the 4th of June, Bernard Landry announced he would resign as party leader after gaining only 76.2% approval in a leadership confidence vote at a party convention in Quebec City.

         - In September, he has been a professor at UQAM in the business strategy department.


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