Maurice Sauvé

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The Honourable
Maurice Sauvé
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Îles-de-la-Madeleine
In office
Preceded by James Russell Keays
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1966.
Personal details
Born (1923-09-20)September 20, 1923
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died April 13, 1992(1992-04-13) (aged 68)
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Jeanne Sauvé
Occupation economist, politician, cabinet minister, businessman

Maurice Sauvé, PC CC (September 20, 1923 – April 13, 1992) was a Canadian economist, politician, cabinet minister, businessman, and husband of Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor General of Canada.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1962 federal elections as a Liberal representing the riding of Îles-de-la-Madeleine. He was re-elected in 1963 and 1965. He was defeated in 1968. From 1964 to 1968, he was the Minister of Forestry (after 1966 renamed Minister of Forestry and Rural Development).

He was the first President of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), and served for a period from 1949 to 1952.

From 1985 to 1991, he was Chancellor of the University of Ottawa.

In 1984, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada as the Viceregal consort of Canada.


Arms of Maurice Sauvé
A lion’s head couped Sable langued Gules charged at the neck with a crescent Argent
Argent, a torch in pale Azure enflamed Gules within a bordure of ten fleurs-de-lis Azure
On a grassy mount Vert, dexter a lion Or gorged with a collar of laurel leaves Vert and sinister a lynx Or gorged with a collar of maple leaves Gules
RIEN NE CRAINS, meaning "I fear nothing"

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lily Schreyer
Viceregal Consort of Canada
Succeeded by
Gerda Hnatyshyn
Political offices
Preceded by
John Robert Nicholson
Minister of Forestry
Succeeded by
The office of Minister of Forestry was abolished in 1966.
Preceded by
The office of Minister of Forestry and Rural Development was created in 1966.
Minister of Forestry and Rural Development
Succeeded by
Jean Marchand
Academic offices
Preceded by
Gabrielle Léger
Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
Succeeded by
Gordon Henderson