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Camil Samson , politician and radio host, died on December 18, 2012.

Camil Samson died 10 years ago. A flamboyant politician, he made it his mission to represent those who felt that their voices were not heard in Parliament.

“When you're starving, whether you're starving in French or English or whatever, it's called starving. »

— Camil Samson, during a speech to members of the Ralliement Créditiste du Québec

Biographical report by journalist Yvan Côté retracing the career of Camil Samson.

On December 19, 2012, journalist Yvan Côté presents, on Téléjournal Grand Montréal 18 h, a biography of Camil Samson.

The report describes the career of a politician with atypical behavior, whose very colorful language often contrasts with that used in the National Assembly of Quebec or the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.

Yvan Côté notably uses in his report an excerpt, which has remained famous, from an intervention by Camil Samson during a debate on water fluoridation in the National Assembly on March 13, 1980.

His remarks made the deputies present burst out laughing, but also the President of the National Assembly and the Minister of Social Affairs of Quebec, Clément Richard and Denis Lazure.

Even Prime Minister René Lévesque, collapsed with laughter, hides behind his desk to avoid being captured by the camera.

In his youth, Camil Samson practiced several trades and s is very active in the community environment of the Rouyn-Noranda region, where he lives.

From the early 1960s, he adhered to the theories of change proposed by the Ralliement Créditiste, of which Réal Caouette was the leader on the federal scene.

The Social Crediters want to replace the monetary system in place, which only benefits the rich, with a new system of redistribution that would favor more modest people.

The Social Crediters also defend traditional values Christians.

In 1963 and 1965, Camil Samson tried unsuccessfully to be elected Social Credit Member of the Parliament of Canada. He experienced another setback in 1966 in the Quebec provincial elections.

In January 1970, he founded the Ralliement Créditiste du Québec, which was the Quebec version of the Social Credit Party of Canada.

During the April 1970 provincial elections, the new party took advantage of the collapse of the Union Nationale to elect 12 deputies.

Camil Samson is elected deputy for Rouyn-Noranda and becomes leader of a political party officially recognized in the Assembly national of Quebec.

Portrait of Camil Samson taken in the Rouyn-Noranda region.

May 26, 1970 , Format 30 features a portrait of Camil Samson.

The report leaves ample room for the opinions of voters in the Rouyn-Noranda region, who explain why they support it.

The report also includes an interview with Camil Samson who describes the journey of his life. It also details how he came to be a politician.

It is the realization that there was a lot of misery in the midst of abundance and the answers to questions about reason for this situation which motivated him to engage in active politics.

From 1970, however, the Ralliement Créditiste du Québec experienced major dissension.

The party was torn apart and in decline.

In 1976, Camil Samson became the only Social Credit member in the National Assembly.

In 1980, he joined the Liberal Party of Quebec and was defeated under this banner in the April general election. 1981.

Report by journalist Pierre Dupont on the political and radio career of Camil Samson

On September 2, 1987, journalist Pierre Dupont presented a report on the program Actuel on the new life of Camil Samson after his departure from the National Assembly.

Camil Samson became in 1981 radio host for the CKCV station. From 1984 to 1993, he offered a morning show,Camil Samson listening, and another,Camil Samson receives,on CHRC.

Camil Samson Listening is a very popular show. It attracts twice as many listeners as its nearest competitor.

In this report, the former head of the Social Credit tells us about some of his memories as a politician.

We can see from listening to him that , for him, doing politics and hosting a radio show have several points in common.

Camil Samson died in Quebec. He was 77 years old.

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