André Vachon, a distant relation, was born in the same place as Alexandre, a small rural community in Québec called Chute Panet. He holds an engineering degree and began his career as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He later joined Hydro-Québec and finally the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. After retirement, André learned with great interest of the important contribution to society of this cleric, and with much enthusiasm he completed this biography.
Archbishop of Ottawa and Chancellor of the University 1940 to 1953; Laval University: First Dean of the Science Faculty, and Rector, 1939-1940
“…rich chronicle of one of the greatest leaders of this diocese.” —Marcel André Gervais, Archbishop Emeritus of Ottawa
“…the opportunity to get to know a great figure of the Canadian Episcopate.” —Luigi Ventura, former Apostolic Nuncio to Canada.