Clifford Lincoln F.C.I.I., F.I.I.C., F.C.I.Arb. (né le 1er septembre 1928) est un homme d'affaires et ancien politicien provincial et fédéral du Québec.Né à Curepipe sur l'île Maurice, Clifford Lincoln étudia dans le domaine des assurances d'abord sur son île natale et ensuite en Afrique du Sud au Cap.

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  • Clifford Lincoln F.C.I.I., F.I.I.C., F.C.I.Arb. (né le 1er septembre 1928) est un homme d'affaires et ancien politicien provincial et fédéral du Québec.Né à Curepipe sur l'île Maurice, Clifford Lincoln étudia dans le domaine des assurances d'abord sur son île natale et ensuite en Afrique du Sud au Cap. Il émigra ensuite au Canada en 1958 et s'installa d'abord à Vancouver et ensuite à Montréal où il devint membre de l'exécutif dans un compagnie d'assurances.Il débuta en politique provinciale après avoir été élu député libéral dans la circonscription de Nelligan en 1981. Réélu lors de la reprise du pouvoir par les Libéraux en 1985, il devint ministre de l'environnement dans le cabinet de cabinet de Robert Bourassa. En 1988, il quitte le cabinet avec deux autres de ses collègues ministres anglophones, Herbert Marx et Richard French, pour protester contre la Loi 178 qui permit l'affichage bilingue à l'intérieur des commerces, mais maintenait l'unilinguisme francophone à l'extérieur grâce à la clause nonobstant. Il demeura député jusqu'au élection de 1989.En 1990, il tenta de devenir député libéral à la faveur d'une élection partielle dans la circonscription de Chambly mais termina deuxième, loin derrière le néo-démocrate Phil Edmonston.Il est élu dans Lachine—Lac-Saint-Louis en 1993 et réélu en dans Lac-Saint-Louis en 1997 et en 2000. Malgré son expérience de ministre, Jean Chrétien ne le nomma pas au conseil des ministres. Il fut secrétaire parlementaire du vice-premier ministre et du ministre de l'Environnement de 1993 à 1996.
  • Clifford Albert Lincoln (born in Mauritius on September 1, 1928) is a retired Canadian politician who served as a Quebec cabinet minister prior to serving in the Canadian House of Commons.Lincoln was the son of Francis Lincoln and Régina De Baize, a British colonial civil servant and his francophone wife, on the Indian Ocean colony of Mauritius. After studying insurance on the island and in Cape Town, South Africa, he immigrated to Canada in 1958 settling in Vancouver and then Montreal where he eventually became an insurance company executive. He entered politics and was elected to the Quebec National Assembly in 1981 as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party. The Liberals took power as a result of the 1985 election and Lincoln was appointed to Robert Bourassa's cabinet as Minister of the Environment. Lincoln resigned from cabinet in 1989, along with two other anglophone ministers, to protest the Bourassa government's language policy and its adoption of Bill 178 which invoked the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Constitution in order to require French to be the dominant language on commercial signs.He entered federal politics as a candidate in the 1990 Liberal leadership election but withdrew from the race when he was soundly defeated by a 3 to 1 margin in the February 12, 1990 Chambly federal by-election by Phil Edmonston of the New Democratic Party.He won a seat in parliament in the 1993 federal election for Lachine—Lac-Saint-Louis and was re-elected as the MP for Lac-Saint-Louis in 1997 and 2000 but was not appointed to Jean Chrétien's federal Cabinet despite initial expectations that he would become environment minister. He served as parliamentary secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment from 1993 until 1996. and as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage from 1997 until 2004. In the latter role he authored a report on Canadian broadcasting, Our Cultural Sovereignty: The Second Century of Canadian Broadcasting but its recommendations were largely ignored by the government.Lincoln retired from politics at the 2004 federal election and was subsequently appointed Chairman of the Panel on Access to Third-language Public Television Services by the federal government.As of 2007, Lincoln is President of the Board of Directors of the English Speaking Catholic Council of Quebec.In December 2012, Lincoln released his memoir, Toward New Horizons, which chronicles his life in politics.
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  • Clifford Albert Lincoln (born in Mauritius on September 1, 1928) is a retired Canadian politician who served as a Quebec cabinet minister prior to serving in the Canadian House of Commons.Lincoln was the son of Francis Lincoln and Régina De Baize, a British colonial civil servant and his francophone wife, on the Indian Ocean colony of Mauritius.
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