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Kierans, Eric W., 1914-2004.
Eric William Kierans fonds
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Politics and politicians
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Eric William Kierans (1914 - 2004) was a Canadian economist and politician. After serving as director of the school of commerce at McGill University and president of the Montreal Stock Exchange, Kierans entered provincial politics in 1963. He was appointed Minister of Revenue and then Minister of Health in the Quebec Liberal government of Premier Jean Lesage (1912 - 1980) during the Quiet Revolution. In 1968, Kierans entered federal politics, first by running unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada at its leadership convention. He was then elected to the House of Commons in the 1968 federal election. Kierans served as Postmaster-General and Minister of Communications in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (1919 - 2000). He did not run for re-election in the 1972 election. After leaving politics, Kierans taught at McGill and Dalhousie University. In 1994, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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