Pelletier, Gérard

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Name
Pelletier, Gérard Gender: M
born on 21 June 1919 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Victoriaville, Quebec (CAN), 46n03, 71w57
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°04 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°58'



Biography

Canadian journalist and politician.

Pelletier initially worked as a journalist for Le Devoir, a French-language newspaper in Montreal, Quebec. In 1961 he became editor-in-chief of the Montreal daily and North America's largest French circulating newspaper, La Presse. Pelletier, with other French-Canadian intellectuals, Pierre Elliott Trudeau included, founded the journal Cité Libre. First elected to Parliament in 1965, he served as a member of the cabinet of Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Pelletier met Trudeau while studying in France and worked with him and Jean Marchand during the Asbestos Strike of 1949 in Quebec. Dubbed the "Three Wise Men" in English and Les trois colombes (The three doves) in French, they entered politics at the same time in the federal election of 1965. The trio was recruited by Liberal prime minister Lester Pearson to help derail the rising Quebec separatist movement.

He served in various cabinet posts in the Trudeau government until 1975 (Secretary of State: 1968-1973, Minister of Communications: 1973-5), when he left the Liberal caucus and became ambassador to France and then ambassador to the United Nations (1981–1984). In 1978 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

He died on 22 June 1997, at age 78.

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Source Notes

Chart published by Quebec astrologer Marylène in Photo Journal, 23 June 1974, p. 18. She computes the Ascendant as 10° Scorpio, because she assumed DST, which was applied in Montreal, but not in Victoriaville, that year.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (editor in chief of newspaper)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist

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