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Parizeau, Jacques

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Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician

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1930 - Born on the 9th of August.

1969 - Parizeau gradually became a committed sovereigntist, and officially joined the Parti Québécois on the 19th of September.

1976 - Quebecois finance minister.

1980 - Parizeau played an important role in the Quebec referendum campaign in favour of the government's proposals for sovereignty-association, i.e political independence from Canada.

1984 - He had a falling out with Lévesque. Lévesque had moved away from pursuing sovereignty to focus on governing Quebec.

1988 - Leader of Parti Quebecois.

1989 - In election, Parizeau's first as PQ leader.

1994 - In election, they won a convincing majority government.

         - Premier of Quebec.

1995 - He caused an uproar when it was reported by columnist Chantal Hébert in the La Presse newspaper that despite the guarantee of an offer of partnership with the rest of Canada before declaring sovereignty following a "Yes" vote.

1995 - Resigned after failure of Quebecois secession referendum.

1996 - Parizeau was replaced by Lucien Bouchard as PQ leader and Quebec premier on the 29th of January.

2007 - His wife and former secretary during his PM tenure, Lisette Lapointe won a seat in the National Assembly as a candidate for the PQ in the provincial riding of Crémazie in the Quebec general election.





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