|Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
April 27, 1978 – March 28, 1984
|Governor General||Jules Léger
|Preceded by||Hugues Lapointe|
|Succeeded by||Gilles Lamontagne|
|Senator for Kennebec, Quebec|
|Preceded by||Cyrille Vaillancourt|
|Succeeded by||Claude Wagner|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Pierre Sévigny|
|Succeeded by||Jacques Olivier|
|Born||Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté
January 9, 1926
|Died||July 10, 2002
|Cabinet||Postmaster General (1965–1968)
Minister of National Revenue (1968–1970)
Minister Without Portfolio (1970–1971)
Postmaster General (1971–1972)
Minister of Communications (Acting) (1971)
Member of Parliament
In the 1963 federal elections, he was elected in the riding of Longueuil as the Liberal candidate. He was re-elected in 1965 and 1968. He held quite a few ministerial positions including Postmaster General, Minister of National Revenue, Minister without Portfolio, and Minister of Communications (Acting). He did not run for re-election in 1972.
Senate of Canada
In 1972, he was summoned to the senate representing the senatorial division of Kennebec, Quebec. He resigned in 1978.
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In 1978, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He served until 1984.
On July 31, 1948, he married Marie Anne Germaine Tremblay. They had eight children together.
- He was Sworn in as a Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada on 18 December 1965. This Gave Him the Right to the Honorific Prefix "The Honourable" and the Post Nominal Letters "PC" for Life.
- In 1992, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada Giving Him the Post Nominal Letters "OC".
- In 2002 He was Given the Canadian Version of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.