Canadian poet, musician, and publisher associated with the development of the Quebecois chanson (song). His numerous chanson recordings include A la Comedie-Canadienne, Mon Pays, and Le Nord du Nord.
He studied at a seminary in Rimouski before opening a publishing house in 1959.
His song "Mon Pays" -- included on the soundtrack of a 1965 film -- built his reputation as a singer/songwriter.
His seven children were named Louis, Pascale, Michel, Guillame, Francois, Jessica, and Benjamin.
He and fellow poet Emile Nelligan were both born in Quebec.