- Gérald Godin
Gérald Godin (
November 13 1938– October 12 1994) was a Quebec poetand politician.
Born in Trois-Rivières,
Quebec, he worked as a journalist at " La Presse" and other newspapers and magazines. He was among those arrested under the War Measures Actduring the October Crisisin 1970. Comments Godin made later in life suggested that he supported terrorism.In 1988 on the PBSseries "Canada: True North" Mr. Godin is filmed saying: “Only bombs, in fact, were the ideal communication process to convince the English that we were after something important.”Fact|date=March 2008
In the 1976 Quebec provincial election, he won a seat as a candidate for the
Parti Québécois, defeating incumbent Premier of Quebec Robert Bourassain his own riding of Mercier. He served in various cabinet posts in the governments of René Lévesqueand Pierre-Marc Johnson. His life companion was the Québécois singer Pauline Julien.
As a poet, he won the
Prix Québec-Parisfor his 1987 work "Ils ne demandaient qu'à brûler".
The area surrounding the Mont-Royal metro station has been named in his honour. One of his poems is displayed as a mural overlooking the square.
List of Mauriciens
Politics of Quebec
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* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0009379 Gérald Godin's] entry in [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=HomePage&Params=A1 The Canadian Encyclopedia]
* [http://www.assnat.qc.ca/fra/membres/notices/g-i/GODIG.htm National Assembly biography] (in French)
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