His Liberal government modernized liquor laws, abolished the Hospital Premium Tax, passed an Official Languages Act, established U de Moncton, increased Acadian administrative influence, and encouraged the mining and forest industries. In 1970 the Liberals were defeated by Richard HATFIELD and Robichaud resigned as party leader and MLA in 1971 to become chairman of the Canadian section of the INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSSION.
In 1973 he was appointed to the Senate, where he continued to support bilingualism and national unity.
Author DELLA M.M. STANLEY
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