Gérald Godin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gérald Godin

Quebec politician

Date of Birth: 13-Nov-1938

Place of Birth: Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 12-Oct-1994

Profession: writer, poet, politician, journalist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Gérald Godin

  • Gérald Godin (November 13, 1938 – October 12, 1994) was a Quebec poet and politician. Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, he worked as a journalist at La Presse and other newspapers and magazines.
  • His most important poetry collection, Les cantouques: poèmes en langue verte, populaire et quelquefois française, was published in 1967.
  • He was among those arrested under the War Measures Act during the October Crisis in 1970. In the 1976 Quebec provincial election, he won a seat as a candidate for the Parti Québécois, heavily defeating incumbent Premier Robert Bourassa in his own riding of Mercier.
  • He served in various cabinet posts in the governments of René Lévesque and Pierre-Marc Johnson.
  • His life companion was the Québécois singer Pauline Julien. As a poet, he won the Prix Québec-Paris for his 1987 work Ils ne demandaient qu'à brûler.

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