Lucien Saulnier

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Lucien Saulnier
Born (1916-07-25)July 25, 1916
Montreal, Quebec
Died June 22, 1989(1989-06-22) (aged 72)
Awards Order of Canada

Lucien Saulnier, CC (July 25, 1916 – June 22, 1989) was a Canadian politician. He was chair of the Montreal Urban Community during the October Crisis. He was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Société de développement industriel du Québec.

Saulnier was elected to the Montreal City Council in 1954. He was executive committee chairman from 1960 to 1969 and was head of the Montreal Urban Community. He was a co-founder with Jean Drapeau of Montreal's Civic Party. In 1972, he left politics and held positions with public agencies including Hydro-Québec.[1]

In 1971 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada "for services rendered as an administrator".[2]


  1. ^ "Lucien Saulnier ex-city councillor founded Civic Party in Montreal". The Globe and Mail. June 24, 1989. p. A13. 
  2. ^ "Order of Canada citation". 
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph-Marie Savignac
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Succeeded by
Gérard Niding (Civic Party)