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Claude Wagner

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Claude Wagner (April 4, 1925 – July 11, 1979) was a Canadian judge and politician in the province of Quebec, Canada. Throughout his career, he was a Crown prosecutor, professor of criminal law and judge. Life and career Wagner was born in Shawinigan, Quebec, as the son of Corona ( Saint-Arnaud) and Benjamin Wagner. His father, a violinist, was a immigrant from the city of Sucheva in the region of Bukovina, Romania. His mother was French-Canadian. In 1963, Wagner was appointed as a Sessions Court judge. Subsequently, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in a by-election in Montréal-Verdun on October 5, 1964, and was re-elected in the 1966 general election in Verdun. He earned a "law-and-order" reputation when he served successively as Solicitor General, Attorney General, and Minister of Justice from its creation in 1965 to 1966 in the government of Quebec Premier Jean Lesage. After losing the 1970 Quebec Liberal Party leadership election to Robert Bour
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