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A page in history with Robert Bourassa

LL.L. magna cum laude, 1956

Robert Bourassa (1933-1996)

Premier of Quebec (1970-1976 et 1985-1994)

Robert Bourassa graduated with high honours at the top of his class in 1956. He then studied at Oxford University, and earned a degree in political economy from Harvard University.

As Premier of Quebec, he played a crucial role in the October Crisis of 1970, which was declared an emergency situation in Quebec and led the Government of Canada to invoke the War Measures Act and deploy a military response. While in power, Mr. Bourassa introduced policies to protect French language in Quebec.