Gilles Beaudoin

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Gilles Beaudoin in 1990

Gilles Beaudoin (1919–2007) was a Canadian politician and a former Mayor of Trois-Rivières.

Background

He was born on October 12, 1919. He owned and managed a furniture store located on rue Champflour. He was married to Dolorès Blais since 1943 and was the father of five children.[1]

Political career

Beaudoin was elected for the first time as Mayor in 1970. He was re-elected in 1974, 1978, 1982 (against PQ MNA Denis Vaugeois) and 1986. He did not run for re-election in 1990.

Achievements

His accomplishments include:[2]

  • the advent of the 1975 Jeux du Québec (Quebec Games) finals;
  • the beautification of the port of Trois-Rivières;
  • the completion of Hôtel Delta's convention center;
  • the construction of the pont Radisson (Radisson Bridge);
  • the opening of the Salle J.-Antonio-Thompson concert hall and
  • the revatilization of downtown Trois-Rivières.

Retirement from Politics

Beaudoin died on August 22, 2007.[3]

Footnotes

References

  1. ^ Décès de Monsieur Gilles Beaudoin, La Vie Rurale, August 22, 2007
  2. ^ Parcours de vie de Gilles Beaudoin, Ville de Trois-Rivières, August 22, 2007
  3. ^ L'ex-maire Gilles Beaudoin s'éteint, Le Nouvelliste, August 23, 2007
Political offices
Preceded by
René Matteau
Mayor of Trois-Rivières
1970–1990
Succeeded by
Guy Leblanc
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