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|Senator from Quebec|
June 13, 2001 – December 6, 2010
|Preceded by||Fernand Roberge|
|Succeeded by||Larry Smith|
|Born||December 6, 1935|
|Profession||actor, comedian, singer|
He is also a social activist who has campaigned against alcoholism and drug abuse through his Jean Lapointe Foundation. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984 and was named to the Senate by Jean Chrétien in 2001 where he sat as a Liberal until reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75 on December 6, 2010. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.