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Romeo LeBlanc

Roméo LeBlanc (born 1927 in Memramcook, New Brunswick) is a former Governor General of Canada. His official title is The Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., C.D..

LeBlanc was made Governor General on February 8. 1995, the first Acadian and the first from the Maritimes to hold that post. He resigned from that position in 1999.

Earlier career

LeBlanc was a teacher, before becoming a journalist. After working for Radio-Canada, he served as press secretary for two Prime Ministers: Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Trudeau.

First elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal in 1972, he was minister of fisheries through most of the 1970s under Pierre Trudeau. Appointed to the Senate in 1984, he was elected as its Speaker in 1993.

Preceded by:
Ramon John Hnatyshyn
List of Canadian Governors GeneralSucceeded by:
Adrienne Clarkson

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