August 18, 1909|
|Died||March 26, 2005(aged 95)|
|Occupation||Businessman and journalist|
Born in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec, the youngest of 17 children, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Université Laval in 1931 and a diploma in 1934 from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal. From 1935 until 1947 he worked for the l'Union catholique des cultivateurs, a group representing farmers. From 1947 until 1963 he was the publisher of Le Devoir, a French-language newspaper published in Montreal. He was one of the most vocal critics of Maurice Duplessis's government.
He was Mayor of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville from 1960-1968.
He was married to Françoise Servêtre and had nine children.
- "Gérard Filion". Gouvernement du Québec. Retrieved April 12, 2005.
- "Gérard Filion, influential publisher who fought Duplessis, dies". CBC. March 28, 2005. Retrieved April 12, 2005.