Gérald Beaudoin

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The Hon.

Gérald A. Beaudoin
Senator for Rigaud senate division
In office
Appointed by Brian Mulroney
Preceded by Jean Le Moyne
Succeeded by Yoine Goldstein
Personal details
Born(1929-04-15)April 15, 1929
Montreal, Quebec
DiedSeptember 10, 2008(2008-09-10) (aged 79)
Hull, Quebec
Political party Conservative (2004)
Other political
Progressive Conservative (1988–2004)

Gérald A. Beaudoin OC OQ MSRC (April 15, 1929 September 10, 2008) was a Canadian lawyer and Senator.

Order of Canada order

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The National Order of Quebec, termed officially in French as l'Ordre national du Québec, and in English abbreviation as the Order of Quebec, is a civilian honour for merit in the Canadian province of Quebec. Instituted in 1984 when Lieutenant Governor Jean-Pierre Côté granted Royal Assent to the Loi sur l'Ordre national du Québec, the order is administered by the Governor-in-Council and is intended to honour current or former Quebec residents for conspicuous achievements in any field, being thus described as the highest honour in Quebec.

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Born in Montreal, Quebec, he received a B.A., an LL.L and an M.A. from the Université de Montréal. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1954.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

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He was appointed to the Senate in 1988 representing the Senatorial division of Rigaud, Quebec. He retired at the mandatory age of 75 in 2004. He sat as a Progressive Conservative and then as a Conservative.

Rigaud, Quebec Municipality in Quebec, Canada

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Progressive Conservative Party of Canada former Canadian political party

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Conservative Party of Canada political party in Canada founded in 2003

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After his political career, he taught constitutional law at the faculty of civil law at the University of Ottawa.

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Civil law, or civilian law, is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of Roman law, the main feature of which is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law. This can be contrasted with common law systems, the intellectual framework of which comes from judge-made decisional law, and gives precedential authority to prior court decisions, on the principle that it is unfair to treat similar facts differently on different occasions.

University of Ottawa bilingual public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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In 1980, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2001, he was made a Commander of the Order of the Crown. In 2004 he received the French Legion of Honour. In 2008, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

The Order of the Crown is a national order of the Kingdom of Belgium. The Order is one of Belgium's highest honors.

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