Jean Cournoyer

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Jean Cournoyer
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Saint-Jacques
In office
Preceded by Paul Dozois
Succeeded by Claude Charron
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Chambly
In office
Preceded by Pierre Laporte
Succeeded by Guy Saint-Pierre
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Robert-Baldwin
In office
Preceded by Arthur-Ewen Séguin
Succeeded by John O'Gallagher
Personal details
Born (1934-03-16) March 16, 1934 (age 83)
Sorel, Quebec
Political party Union Nationale

Jean Cournoyer (born March 16, 1934) is a retired Quebec politician. He was a Member of the provincial legislature in Quebec.[1]

Member of the legislature[edit]

Born in Sorel, Quebec, Cournoyer successfully ran as a Union Nationale candidate in the district of Saint-Jacques in a 1969 by-election, but was defeated by Parti Québécois candidate Claude Charron in 1970.

Member of the Cabinet[edit]

After the death of Cabinet Member Pierre Laporte in 1970, Premier Robert Bourassa appointed Cournoyer to succeed him.

Cournoyer served as Minister of Labor from 1970 to 1975 and Minister of Natural Resources from 1975 to 1976. He won a by-election as a Liberal in the district of Chambly in 1971.

He was re-elected in Robert-Baldwin in 1973, but was defeated in Richelieu in 1976.

He served as mayor of Dollard-des-Ormeaux from 1978 to 1982.

Retirement from Politics[edit]

After Cournoyer retired from political life, he started a career on TV and the radio. He has co-hosted several TV shows with Matthias Rioux, who was the Parti Québécois MNA for Matane from 1994 to 2003.


  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.