Guy Saint-Pierre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Guy Saint-Pierre
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Verchères
In office
Preceded by Guy Lechasseur
Succeeded by Marcel Ostiguy
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Chambly
In office
Preceded by Jean Cournoyer
Succeeded by Denis Lazure
Personal details
Born (1934-08-03) August 3, 1934 (age 82)
Windsor, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party

Guy Saint-Pierre, CC GOQ (born August 3, 1934), is a retired Canadian politician and businessman. He served on the board of directors of Alcan Inc., BCE, Bell, General Motors of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada and SNC-Lavalin Inc. between 1990 and 2007.[1]


Born in Windsor, Quebec, he was the son of Armand Saint-Pierre and Alice Perra. Saint-Pierre graduated from Université Laval with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1957. He obtained an M.Sc. from the University of London in 1959 and holds a D.I.C. (Diploma of the Imperial College) from the Imperial College London. In 1959, Saint-Pierre joined the army as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers at Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 1970 election in Verchères as a Liberal and re-elected in Chambly in the 1973 election. He served for two years as Minister of Education and from 1972 to 1976 as Minister of Industry and Trade.

Saint-Pierre lost his bid for re-election in the 1976 election against Parti Québécois candidate Denis Lazure.

Retirement from politics[edit]

In 1978, he was appointed president and general manager of Ogilvie Mills Ltd, becoming president and chief executive officer in 1980.

From January 1989, Saint-Pierre was president and chief executive officer of the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. In 1996 he became chairman of the board, and retired in 2002.

In 1992 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2002 he was promoted to Companion. In 2009, he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

Saint-Pierre holds honorary degrees from Concordia University, Université Laval, École des Hautes Études Commerciales of the Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, the University of Ottawa and le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean.

Saint-Pierre and his wife, Francine Garneau, live in Montreal. They have three children.


  1. ^ "Guy Saint-Pierre - Trudeau Foundation". Retrieved 2012-03-19.