|L. Denis Desautels|
|Auditor General of Canada|
April 1, 1991 –March 31, 2001
|Preceded by||Kenneth M. Dye|
|Succeeded by||Sheila Fraser|
|Born||May 14, 1943|
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada
L. Denis Desautels, OC (born May 14, 1943 ) is a Canadian accountant, corporate director, and former Auditor General of Canada.
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Born in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec,Desautels received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management in 1964 and became a Chartered Accountant in 1966.
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the south bank of the Saint Lawrence River just east of Montreal. It lies on the west flank of Mont Saint-Bruno, one of the Monteregian Hills. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 26,107. It merged with Longueuil in 2002 but de-merged in 2006.
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In 1964, Desautels joined the Montreal accounting firm of Clarkson Gordon (now Caron Bélanger Ernst & Young). While working in the Ottawa office he participated in an exchange program with the office of the Auditor General.From April 1, 1991 until March 31, 2001 he was the Auditor General of Canada.
He has served on the board of directors of CARE Canada, the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc., Bombardier Inc. and Alcan Inc.
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