The story behind Rue Jacques-Parizeau


101420_jaques man.jpg
Photo: Harvey Majo from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Jacques Parizeau was the 26th premier of Quebec from Sept. 26, 1994, to Jan. 29, 1996. This photo was taken in 1976.

This street is named in honour of Jacques Parizeau (1930-2015), the 26th premier of Quebec. Born in Montreal, he was the son of Gérard Parizeau, who built one of Quebec’s great fortunes and one of the province’s largest financial firms from a brokerage he established in the 1930s.