- Category : Politics-Heads-of-state
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 2
Canadian politician, the Liberal Party Premier of Quebec from 1970-1976. From a modest family background, his dad died when he was 16. Bourassa was the highest ranking graduate of his law school and went on to become a Rhodes Scholar. At Harvard, he studied international tax and corporate law, entering politics in 1966. In 1970, when he became Premier at age 36, he was the youngest leader in the Province's history. Bourassa struck many Quebec constituents as indecisive, as he tried to chart a moderate course. At the same time, others found him cold and arrogant. He was totally involved with politics, but during the time that he was out of the office, he wrote, traveled and lectured. He became Premier of Quebec again in 1985.
Bourassa was married and had two kids. He died October 2, 1996 at 5:45 AM in Montreal, Canada after a long battle with skin cancer. He was 63 years old.