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Paul Bégin (born May 15, 1943 in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec) is a former Quebec politician and Cabinet Minister. Member of the Parti Québecois, he served as the province's Justice Minister from 1994 to 1997 and from 2001 to 2002.

Dolbeau-Mistassini City in Quebec, Canada

Dolbeau-Mistassini is a town in northern Quebec, Canada, at the confluence of the Mistassibi River, Riviere aux Rats and the Mistassini River, on Lac Saint-Jean. Dolbeau-Mistassini is in the Maria-Chapdelaine Regional County Municipality and is the commercial hub of Lac-St-Jean with big stores and shopping centres.

Quebec Province of Canada

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Begin is a graduate from the Université Laval obtaining a law degree. He was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1969 and practiced law for 25 years mostly at the law firm Pinsonneault Pothier Begin Delisle.

Université Laval university in Quebec, Canada

Université Laval is a French-language, public research university in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The University was founded by royal charter issued by Queen Victoria in 1852, with roots in the founding of the Séminaire de Québec in 1663 by François de Montmorency-Laval, making it the oldest centre of higher education in Canada and the first North American institution to offer higher education in French. The university, whose campus was erected from the 1950s onward in the suburban borough of Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge, is ranked among the top 10 Canadian universities in terms of research funding and holds 4 Canada Excellence Research Chairs.

He was first elected in the Louis-Hébert riding in the 1994 elections when the Parti Québécois re-claimed power after 9 years of Liberal governance under Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson Jr.. During his political career, he was also a member of Cabinet, being first named for the first time as Justice Minister in the Jacques Parizeau (and later Lucien Bouchard) Cabinet from 1994 to 1997. He was also the Environment Minister from 1997 to 2001, Minister of Wildlife from 1997 to 1998 and Minister of Revenue from 1999 to 2001 before being renamed as Justice Minister in the Bernard Landry's Cabinet for his final year until he sat as an Independent MNA in 2002. He did not seek a third mandate in the 2003 elections.

Louis-Hébert is a provincial electoral district in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada. It consists of part of the Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge borough of Quebec City, as well as all of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.

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National Assembly of Quebec single house of the Legislature of Quebec

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