Jean-Guy Cardinal

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Jean-Guy Cardinal
Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Rougemont
In office
Preceded by Albiny Paquette
Succeeded by Institution abolished in 1968
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Bagot
In office
Preceded by Daniel Johnson, Sr.
Succeeded by Jean-Claude Boutin
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Prévost
In office
Preceded by Bernard Parent
Succeeded by Solange Chaput-Rolland
Personal details
Born (1925-03-10)March 10, 1925
Montreal, Quebec
Died March 16, 1979(1979-03-16) (aged 54)
Quebec City, Quebec

Jean-Guy Cardinal (March 10, 1925 – March 16, 1979) was a nationalist politician in Quebec, Canada.


He was born on March 10, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec.

Union Nationale[edit]

Cardinal was a supporter of the Union Nationale. He was appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec and to Daniel Johnson, Sr.'s Cabinet in 1967 and became Minister of Education.

Less than a year later, Premier Johnson died. Cardinal won a by-election and took over Johnson's seat to the National Assembly of Quebec. However, he lost his bid to become his party's leader against Jean-Jacques Bertrand on June 21, 1969.

Cardinal won re-election to the legislature in 1970, but did not run for re-election in 1973.

Parti Québécois[edit]

In the subsequent years, Cardinal joined the Parti Québécois, as did many of his former colleagues from the Union Nationale such as Antonio Flamand, Raynald Fréchette and Jérôme Proulx. In 1976, he was returned to the legislature as the MNA for the district of Prévost and became Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.


He died in office on March 16, 1979.

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