Jérôme Proulx

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Jérôme Proulx
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Saint-Jean
In office
1966–1970
Preceded by Philodor Ouimet
Succeeded by Jacques Veilleux
In office
1976–1985
Preceded by Jacques Veilleux
Succeeded by Pierre Lorrain
Personal details
Born (1930-04-28) April 28, 1930 (age 84)
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
Political party Union Nationale
Parti Québécois

Jérôme Proulx (born April 28, 1930) was a nationalist politician in Quebec, Canada and a member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1966 to 1970 and from 1976 to 1985.[1]

He was born on April 28, 1930 in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec and made a career in education.

Proulx won a seat in the 1966 Quebec election in the district of Saint-Jean as a member of the Union Nationale. In November 1969 he left his party to protest the passage of Bill 63,[2] a controversial language law, sitting first as an independent, and then fifteen days later joining the Parti Québécois (PQ). He ran as a PQ candidate in 1970 and 1973, but lost both times.

He was returned to the legislature in 1976 and won re-election in 1981. During the Parti Québécois Crisis of 1984, Proulx temporarily sat as an Independent to promote a more proactive approach concerning the promotion of sovereignty. Proulx lost re-election in 1985.

He authored Un panier de crabes in 1971.

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