, (born August 3, 1934), is a retired Canadian
politician and businessman.
Born in Windsor Mills, Quebec, he was the son of Armand Saint-Pierre and Alice Perra. Saint-Pierre graduated from Université Laval
with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1957. He obtained an M.Sc. from the University of London
in 1959 and holds a D.I.C. (Diploma of the Imperial College) from the Imperial College London
. In 1959, Saint-Pierre joined the army as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers at Camp Gagetown
, New Brunswick.
He was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec
in the 1970 election
as a Liberal
and re-elected in Chambly
in the 1973 election
. He served for two years as Minister of Education and from 1972 to 1976 as Minister of Industry and Trade.
Saint-Pierre lost his bid for re-election in the 1976 election
against Parti Québécois
candidate Denis Lazure
Retirement from politics
In 1978, he was appointed president and general manager of Ogilvie Mills Ltd, becoming president and chief executive officer in 1980.
From January 1989, Saint-Pierre was president and chief executive officer of the SNC-Lavalin
Group Inc. In 1996 he became chairman of the board, and retired in 2002.
In 1992 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada
and in 2002 he was promoted to Companion. In 2009, he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec
Saint-Pierre holds honorary degrees from Concordia University
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