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Jacques Parizeau
GOQ, PhD

Jacques Parizeau in 2008
26th Premier of Quebec
In office
September 26, 1994 â€“ January 29, 1996
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor Martial Asselin
Preceded by Daniel Johnson, Jr.
Succeeded by Lucien Bouchard
Leader of the Opposition
In office
September 25, 1989 â€“ September 26, 1994
Preceded by Guy Chevrette
Succeeded by Daniel Johnson Jr
Leader of the Parti Québécois
In office
March 18, 1988 â€“ January 27, 1996
Preceded by Guy Chevrette (interim)
Succeeded by Lucien Bouchard
MNA for L’Assomption
In office
September 25, 1989 â€“ January 29, 1996
Preceded by Jean-Guy Gervais
Succeeded by Jean-Claude St-André
In office
November 15, 1976 â€“ November 27, 1984
Preceded by Jean Perreault
Succeeded by Jean-Guy Gervais
Personal details
Born (1930-08-09)August 9, 1930
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died June 1, 2015(2015-06-01) (aged 84)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Parti Québécois
Spouse(s) Alice Poznanska (deceased)
Lisette Lapointe
Alma mater

HEC Montréal
Paris Institute of Political Studies
London School of Economics
Faculté de droit de Paris

Profession Economist

For the most part, the only contact that most Quebecers have with the world of Islam is through these images of violence, repeated over and over: wars, riots, bombs, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Boston marathon… The reaction is obvious: We'll have none of that here!
Jacques Parizeau
There is no ageism or 'youthism' when it comes to freedom of speech. We are all citizens.
Jacques Parizeau
If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they'll keep it – and nobody can stop that, end of debate.
Jacques Parizeau
I was born to be a teacher, and I'll die a teacher.
When politics is interesting, people go vote.
When the Canadian confederation took place in 1867, a lot of people in Quebec said, 'Could we have a referendum?' They said, 'Oh, no. In the British tradition, the Parliament can do anything, excluding changing a man into a woman, and, therefore, no referendum' – and that was that.
Jacques Parizeau
Don't be afraid of your dreams.