1927 – 2009
Who was Roméo LeBlanc?
Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc PC CC CMM ONB CD was a Canadian journalist, politician, and statesman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 25th since Canadian Confederation.
LeBlanc was born and educated on Canada's east coast and also studied in France prior to becoming a teacher and then a reporter for Radio-Canada. He was subsequently elected to the House of Commons in 1972, whereafter he served as a minister of the Crown until 1984, when he was moved to the Senate and became that chamber's Speaker. He was in 1994 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, to replace Ramon John Hnatyshyn as viceroy, and he occupied the post until succeeded by Adrienne Clarkson in 1999, citing his health as the reason for his stepping down. His appointment as the Queen's representative caused some controversy, due to perceptions of political favouritism, though he was praised for raising the stature of Acadians and francophones, and for opening up Rideau Hall to ordinary Canadians and tourists alike.
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- Dec 18, 1927
- Also known as
- Romeo LeBlanc
- University of St. Joseph's College
- Jun 24, 2009
Grande-Digue, New Brunswick
on July 23, 2013
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