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Claude Ryan , G.O.Q, D.C. (January 26th 1925 with Montreal - February 9th 2004 in Montreal) was an intellectual and a Canadian politician . Former chief of the Liberal party of Quebec of 1978 with 1982 and influential minister in the governments of Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson, Claude Ryan, intellectual guide of the promotion of the Canadian unit of Quebec, will have marked the ideological orientation of his party until the end of his life.
Its greater political success will have been the victory of the camp of “Not” to the referendum of 1980 over the sovereignty of the Quebec -- 59,56% against 40,44% -- whereas it directed the federalistic troops against Rene Lévesque of the Parti Québécois.
See also: Referendum of 1980 in Quebec
Entered with the newspaper the Duty like leader-writer in 1962, Claude Ryan made there a brilliant career, becoming director of the daily newspaper Montreal board the year following its recruiting and remainder with its bar during more than thirteen years.
Claude Ryan makes the jump in policy in 1978 and becomes chief of the Liberal party of Quebec and chief of the official opposition to the National Assembly of Quebec one year later after his election like Député. He however never succeeded in being made elect Prime Minister. Decried by certain liberal deputies, he sees himself forced to resign in 1982.
He returns however after the election of the liberal government of Robert Bourassa in 1985 for which he was in turn Minister for Education, Higher education and science, minister responsible for the application of the Charte of the French language, Minister for Public safety and Minister for the municipal Businesses.
However, it had positions very moderate on the social positions like the divorce and the abortion. It had taken its distances vis-a-vis the positions sanctioned by magistère or had not defended them. The pope declared that such public men were likely car-to excommunicate themselves.
Claude Ryan was recognized for his integrity and his control of the contemporary political situation of Quebec. Its opinion was required majority of the governments of the Quebec, right-hand side or left as well as opposition parties.
Although English Canada remembers it like a combatant a separatism complete and independent of Canada, those which followed its career well, will have noted that he was also completely opposed to the federal status quo , that he considered too much centralized, which denied Canadian the Prime Minister for time Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Mr. Ryan withdrew himself from the policy in September 1994. He died in Montreal the February 9th 2004 of a Cancer of the stomach. National funeral took place in the Basilique Notre-Dame of Montreal the February 13rd 2004 chaired by the cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, archbishop of Montreal.
Quotation of Claude Ryan
“The Christian who wants to be faithful to itself in policy must preserve jealously an interior freedom which will make it able to the need to refuse very compromised on questions which blame of the completely fundamental values in its eyes”
Appeared in the catholic newspaper Notre-Dame of the Cape in March 2005
- Biography by the National Assembly of Quebec
- File Claude Ryan in the newspaper the Duty
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