World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Marcel Léger

Article Id: WHEBN0012559073
Reproduction Date:

Title: Marcel Léger  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Léger Marketing, List of Canadian political families, June 8, February 5
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Marcel Léger

Marcel Léger (June 8, 1930 – February 5, 1993) was a Canadian politician and a supporter of Quebec sovereignty, and founder of the polling firm Leger Marketing.

Background

He was born in Montreal on June 8, 1930. He is the father of pollster Jean-Marc Léger and Parti Québécois (PQ) MNA Nicole Léger.

Provincial Politics

Léger successfully ran as the PQ candidate in the provincial district of LaFontaine in 1970. He was re-elected in 1973, 1976 and 1981. He became Minister of the Environment in 1976, but was dropped from the Cabinet in 1982.[1]

Federal Politics

Léger was leader of the Parti nationaliste du Québec from September 14, 1983 to May 17, 1984. In that capacity, he tried to establish a federal wing for the PQ and represent Quebec's interests in Ottawa. However PQ Leader René Lévesque conducted a Beau Risque policy and refused to endorse Léger’s attempt.

Retirement

Léger re-entered the Cabinet as Minister of Tourism in 1984. However he lost his seat in 1985. In 1986, he founded the polling firm "Léger et Léger" (today Leger Marketing).

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French).  
Political offices
Preceded by
Jean-Paul Beaudry (Union Nationale)
MNA, District of LaFontaine
19701985
Succeeded by
Jean-Claude Gobé (Liberal)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.