Jean-Paul L'Allier in 2013
|Mayor of Quebec City|
November 5, 1989 – November 19, 2005
|Preceded by||Jean Pelletier|
|Succeeded by||Andrée Boucher|
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Deux-Montagnes|
1970 – 1976
|Preceded by||Gaston Binette|
|Succeeded by||Pierre de Bellefeuille|
|Born||August 12, 1938
|Died||January 5, 2016
Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
L'Allier was born in Hudson, Montérégie in 1938 and received a law degree from the University of Ottawa. He practiced law in the Ottawa and Outaouais regions in the 1960s. He worked for the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir in the 1980s. He was a self-proclaimed Liberal, sovereigntist and social democrat.
Member of the National Assembly
L'Allier became a candidate to the National Assembly of Quebec in the district of Deux-Montagnes after Liberal candidate and mayor Guy Léveillée of Saint-Eustache, Laurentides dropped out of the race in the 1970 election. He won the Liberal nomination against two other candidates and subsequently won the election. He was re-elected in the 1973 election.
L'Allier was appointed to the Cabinet in 1970 and served as Minister of Communications until 1975 and as Minister of Cultural Affairs from 1975 until 1976.
Mayor of Quebec City
L'Allier ran as the Rassemblement populaire candidate for Mayor of Quebec City in 1989. He won against Progrès civique de Québec candidate Jean-François Bertrand and was sworn in as the 38th Mayor of the city. He was re-elected in 1993 and 1997.
His accomplishments include:
- The revitalization of the Saint-Roch neighborhood;
- The erection of a monument that commemorates the 30th anniversary of French President Charles de Gaulle's official visit to Quebec City in 1967;
- The merger of the Quebec City government with twelve other surrounding municipalities, as a part of the municipal reorganization of 2001–02.
L'Allier co-founded the Renouveau municipal de Québec and was re-elected as mayor in 2001 against Action civique de Québec candidate and former anti-merger crusader Andrée Boucher. On July 5, 2004, he announced that he would not run for re-election in November 2005 and retired from politics.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- "Entrevue avec Jean-Paul L'Allier - 1re partie" (Video) (in French). January 27, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- Malack, Dominique-Valérie, Identités, mémoires et constructions nationales; la commémoration extérieure à Québec, 1889–2001, Université Laval, 2003 Archived February 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.