Lucien Saulnier

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Lucien Saulnier
Montreal City Council
In office
Chair of the Montreal Executive Committee
In office
Personal details
Born(1916-07-25)July 25, 1916
Montreal, Quebec
DiedJune 22, 1989(1989-06-22) (aged 72)
Political partyCivic Party of Montreal
AwardsOrder 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, working with the Ligue d'Action Civique. In 1960, he co-founded Montreal's Civic Party with Jean Drapeau.[1] From 1960 to 1969, Saulnier was the chair of the executive committee and was head of the Montreal Urban Community.

In 1972, he left politics and held positions with public agencies including Hydro-Québec.[2]

In 1971 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada "for services rendered as an administrator".[3]


  1. ^ Kaplan, Harold. "Reform, Planning, and City Politics: Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto - Chapter 9- Montreal: the one-party regime," Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 406 - 466.
  2. ^ "Lucien Saulnier ex-city councillor founded Civic Party in Montreal". The Globe and Mail. June 24, 1989. p. A13.
  3. ^ "Order of Canada citation". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30.
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph-Marie Savignac
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Succeeded by
Gérard Niding (Civic Party)