Stéphane Dion is a distinguished Canadian diplomat, public servant and academic, born on September 28, 1955 in Quebec City. He studied at Université Laval before obtaining a Doctorate in Sociology from the Institut d’études politiques in Paris, France.
On June 1, 2022, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the appointment of the Honourable Stéphane Dion as Canada’s Ambassador to France. Mr. Dion remains the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, a position he has held since 2017. He is also accredited to Monaco.
Prior to this role, Stéphane Dion was Canada’s Ambassador to Germany from 2017 to 2022. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet headed by Justin Trudeau from 2015 to 2017.
In 2006, he became Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons, a position that he retained until 2008. Mr. Dion was previously Minister of the Environment from 2004 to 2005. He served as a Member of Parliament first in 1996, representing Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, and was re-elected seven consecutive times.
Before entering politics, Mr. Dion taught Political Science at Université de Moncton in 1984, then at Université de Montréal from 1984 to 1995. He has authored many scientific articles and books on public administration, organizational studies, political institutions, and environmental policies.
His father Leon Dion (1922-1997), a well-known professor, married to Denyse Kormann (1929-2010) on June 4, 1951 in Paris (France). Stéphane Dion and his three brothers and one sister all have dual Canadian-French citizenship, obtained via his mother Denyse who was born in Paris.
perche-quebec.com has found more than one thousand Stéphane Dion’s ancestors. See details here.
The Ancestry of Stéphane Dion is published by perche-quebec.com on Geneanet, an external website. Access to the entire database is free but after consulting some data, you must have a free Geneanet account to continue exploring genealogical data.
As Celine Dion, Stéphane Dion is a descendant of the Percheron pioneer Jean Guyon baptized in
Tourouvre (Orne, France) in 1592.
The Patrilineal (male) line is the one through which the family name is generally passed on. In the case of Stéphane Dion, the family name has evolved over the generations from Guyon to Dion.
perche-quebec.com has discovered that Stéphane Dion has many family ties with other celebrities in politics (Hillary Clinton, Justin Trudeau), music (Celine Dion, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Marie-Nicole Lemieux),
the film industry (Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie) and royalty (Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall)!
perche-quebec.com has found out not less than:
909 family links with Marie-Nicole Lemieux
451 family links with Justin Bieber
392 family links with Fabienne Thibeault
323 family links with Xavier Dolan
298 family links with Marc Ouellet
253 family links with Isabelle Boulay
252 family links with Ginette Reno
203 family links with Hélène Mercier
187 family links with Celine Dion
187 family links with Jack Kerouac
184 family links with Jean Paul Lemieux
175 family links with Diane Tell
158 family links with Diane Dufresne
156 family links with Madonna
123 family links with Angelina Jolie
91 family links with Jim Carrey
89 family links with André Gagnon
75 family links with Justin Trudeau
62 family links with Ryan Gosling
62 family links with Hillary Clinton
30 family links with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
20 family links with Alanis Morissette
All those celebrities have in common French-Canadian pioneers, and in particular Percheron pioneers.
For instance, the Percheron pioneer Zacharie Cloutier, an ancestor of most of the celebrities mentioned before, who was born in Mortagne-au-Perche.
As strange as it may seem, there is nothing exceptional about those family ties. As the Percheron pioneers were among the very first French settlers to arrive in what was then known as New France, most of North Americans with French-Canadian ancestry have Percheron blood and are more or less related.
Besides Jean Guyon, the direct ancestor of Stéphane Dion born in Tourouvre, Stéphane Dion has many ancestors whose the origin is Perche. All immigrated in the 17th century.
|Emigrants||Year of baptism||Place of baptism (or birth)||Year of migration||Year of death||Place of death|
|Aloignon Pierre Denis||1621*||Moussonvilliers||1647||1690||Notre-Dame-de-Québec|
|Boucher Jean Galeran||1633||Saint-Langis-les-Mortagne||1634||1714||Rivière-Ouelle|
|Cloutier Louise Marie||1632||Mortagne-au-Perche||1635*||1709||Québec|
|Cote Jean||end 16th - early 17th||-||1635*||1661||Quebec|
|Drouin Robert||1607||Le Pin-la-Garenne||1634*||1685||Château-Richer|
|Fournier Guillaume||1620*||Coulimer or Coulmer||1651*||1699||Montmagny|
|Gagné Louis dit Bellavance||1643||Saint-Cosme-de-Vair||1653*||1698||Québec|
|Gagnon Pierre||1612||La Ventrouze||1640*||1699||Château-Richer|
|Goulet Louise||1628||La Poterie-au-Perche||1669*||1699||L'Ange-Gardien|
|Gravelle Joseph-Macé dit Brindilière||1614*||France||1641*||1686||Château-Richer|
|Guyon Barbe Marie||1617||Mortagne-au-Perche||1652*||1700||Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans|
|Landry Guillaume||1623||La Ventrouze||1655*||1689||Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans|
|Lehoux Françoise||1628||La Ventrouze||1647*||1685||Beaupré|
|Maheu Pierre, sieur des Hazards||1630||Mortagne-au-Perche||1651||1717||Beauport|
|Mallet Perrine||1604*||Courgeon or Courgeoût||1634||1687||Château-Richer|
|Pelletier Guillaume dit Globoteur||end 16th||Bresolettes||1641||1657||Beauport|
|Pelletier Jean||1627||Tourouvre||1641||1698||La Pocatière|
|Robin Mathurine||end 16th||Mortagne-au-Perche||1636*||1662||Beauport|
|Roger Renée||-||La Ventrouze||1640*||-||Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré|
|Tavernier Eloi||end 16th / early 17th||Perche||1643*||-||-|