George Springate

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George Springate
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Sainte-Anne
In office
1970–1976
Preceded by Frank Hanley
Succeeded by Jean-Marc Lacoste
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Westmount
In office
1976–1981
Preceded by Thomas Kevin Drummond
Succeeded by Richard French
Personal details
Born (1938-05-12) May 12, 1938 (age 76)
Montreal, Quebec

George P.G. Springate, CM (born May 12, 1938) is a Canadian police officer, politician, football player, professor, and Citizenship Judge.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Walter L. Springate and Eleonor Woodhouse, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Sir George Williams University. He also received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1968 and a Bachelor of Common Law degree in 1969 from McGill University. From 1958 to 1969, he was a police officer with the Montreal Police. From 1966 to 1968, he was a member of the McGill Redmen football team.

In 1970, he was part of the Grey Cup winning Montreal Alouettes.

In 1970, he was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec as a Liberal for the riding of Sainte-Anne. He was re-elected in 1973 and again in 1976 for the riding of Westmount. During the Bill 22 crisis, he controversially compared Québec to both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. He did not run in 1981.

George Springate was also a television sportcaster for CBC Montreal and hoster the local daily current affairs program "MIDDAY".

In 1989, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

He was a teacher in criminal and civil law at John Abbott College. He was one of the founding members of the "Police Technology" program at John Abbott College. He has since retired from teaching in 2008. He is a columnist for The Chronicle, a local Montreal newspaper.

In 2000 and again in 2006, he was appointed a Citizenship Judge. In 2008 he was appointed Canada's Senior Citizenship Judge for a five-year term.[1]

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