Michel Légère

Quebec Robert LeSage Route Verte

Michel Légère (b. August 10, 1943[1]) is a Quebec lawyer, former civil servant and politician. He served as mayor of Hull from 1981 to 1991.[2]

Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Légère studied at the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1970. He married Monique Lacerte.[1] He served in several federal government departments, including Environment Canada, the Privy Council Office and Transport Canada. From 1978 to 1981, he practised law.[2] In 1979 and again in 1980, he was an unsuccessful New Democratic Party candidate in the Hull federal riding, losing each time to Liberal Gaston Isabelle.[3] He was a professor at the University of Ottawa from 1992 to 1993.[2] He ran unsuccessfully for the Parti Québécois in the Hull provincial riding in 1994, losing to Liberal Robert LeSage.[4] Légère is credited with inspiring the development of the Quebec Route Verte bicycle network and later served as president of Vélo Québec.[5] He was president of Gatineau's ombudsman office for five years. Légère was named to the Order of Gatineau in 2012.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Fonds Michel-Légère". City of Gatineau.
  2. ^ a b c "Légère, Michel". Government of Quebec. 2002.
  3. ^ "Hull, Quebec (1914 - 1984)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Library of Parliament.
  4. ^ "Hull". Quebec Votes 2014. CBC News.
  5. ^ "Mérite municipal" (in French). City of Gatineau. 2009.
  6. ^ "The eighth edition of the Ordre de Gatineau". City of Gatineau. 2012.