25th Legislative Assembly of Quebec


25th Legislative Assembly of Quebec

The 25th Legislative Assembly of Quebec was the Quebec, Canada provincial political legislature that existed from June 20, 1956 and June 22, 1960. The Union Nationale was the governing party for the fourth consecutive mandate. It was also Maurice Duplessis last term as Premier of Quebec. He died in office in 1959 and was succeeded in less than a year by Paul Sauvé and former cabinet Minister Antonio Barrette after Sauvé passed away less than 4 months after been sworn as Premier.

eats per political party

* After the 1956 elections

Member list

This was the list of members of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec that were elected in the 1956 provincial elections

Other elected MLAs

Other MLAs were elected in by-elections during this mandate

* Joseph-Maurice Laberge, Union Nationale, Chateauguay, September 18, 1957 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-chateauguay.html#1957p]
* Claude-Gilles Gosselin, Union Nationale, Compton, September 18, 1957 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-compton.html#1957p]
* Joseph-Émile Fortin, Union Nationale, Mégantic, September 18, 1957 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-megantic.html#1957p]
* Loyola Schmidt, Union Nationale, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, September 18, 1957 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-vaudreuil-soulanges.html#1957p]
* Benoît Gaboury, Union Nationale, Matane, July 2, 1958 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-matane.html#1958p]
* Pierre Bohémier, Union Nationale, Labelle, October 15, 1958 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-labelle.html#1958p]
* Jean-Joseph Turcotte, Union Nationale, Roberval, October 15, 1958 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-roberval.html#1958p]
* Fernand Lafontaine, Union Nationale, Labelle, September 16, 1959 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-labelle.html#1959p]
* Jean-Paul Levasseur, Union Nationale, Lac-Saint-Jean, September 16, 1959 [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/comtes/c-lac-saint-jean.html#1959p]

Cabinet Ministers

Duplessis Cabinet (1956-1959)

* Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Maurice Duplessis
* Agriculture: Laurent Barrée
* Colonization: Joseph-Damase Begin
* Labour: Antonio Barrette
* Public Works: Roméo Lorrain
* Social Welfare and Youth: Paul Sauvé
* Health: Albiny Paquette (1956-1958), Arthur Leclerc (1958-1959)
* Lands and Forests: John Samuel Bourque (1956-1958), Jean-Jacques Bertrand (1958-1959)
* Hunting and Coastal Fisheries: Camille-Eugène Pouliot (1956-1958)
** Fisheries and Hunting: Camille-Eugene Pouliot (1958-1959)
* Mines: William McOvatt Cottingham
* Hydraulic resources: John Samuel Bourque (1956-1958), Daniel Johnson Sr. (1958-1959)
* Roads: Antonio Talbot
* Transportation and Communications: Antoine Rivard
* Municipal Affairs: Yves Prevost (1956), Paul Dozois (1956-1959)
* Industry and Commerce: Jean-Paul Beaulieu
* Attorney General: Maurice Duplessis
* Provincial Secretary: Romeo Lorrain (1956), Yves Prevost (1956-1959)
* Solicitor General: Antoine Rivard
* Finances: Onésime Gagnon (1956), John Samuel Bourque (1958-1959)
* State Ministers: Gerard Thibeault (1958-1959)

auve Cabinet (1959-1960)

* Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Paul Sauve
* Agriculture: Laurent Barrée
* Colonization: Joseph-Damase Begin
* Labour: Antonio Barrette
* Public Works: Roméo Lorrain
* Social Welfare and Youth: Paul Sauvé
* Health: Arthur Leclerc
* Lands and Forests: Jean-Jacques Bertrand
* Fisheries and Hunting: Camille-Eugène Pouliot
* Mines: William McOvatt Cottingham
* Hydraulic resources: Daniel Johnson Sr.
* Roads: Antonio Talbot
* Transportation and Communications: Antoine Rivard
* Municipal Affairs: Paul Dozois
* Industry and Commerce: Jean-Paul Beaulieu
* Attorney General: Antoine Rivard
* Provincial Secretary: Yves Prevost
* Solicitor General: Jacques Miquelon (1959-1960)
* Finances: John Samuel Bourque
* State Ministers: Gerard Thibeault, Antonio Elie, Maurice Bellemare, Wilfrid Labbe, Robert Bernard, Jacques Miquelon (1959)

Barrette Cabinet (1960)

* Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Antonio Barrette
* Agriculture: Laurent Barrée
* Colonization: Joseph-Damase Begin
* Labour: Antonio Barrette
* Public Works: Roméo Lorrain
* Social Welfare and Youth: Jean-Jacques Bertrand
* Health: Arthur Leclerc
* Lands and Forests: Jacques Miquelon
* Fisheries and Hunting: Camille-Eugène Pouliot
* Mines: William McOvatt Cottingham
* Hydraulic resources: Daniel Johnson Sr.
* Roads: Antonio Talbot
* Transportation and Communications: Antoine Rivard
* Municipal Affairs: Paul Dozois
* Industry and Commerce: Jean-Paul Beaulieu
* Attorney General: Antoine Rivard
* Provincial Secretary: Yves Prévost
* Solicitor General: Jacques Miquelon
* Finances: John Samuel Bourque
* State Ministers: Gerard Thibeault, Antonio Élie, Maurice Bellemare, Wilfrid Labbe, Robert Bernard, Maurice-Tréfflé Custeau, Armand Maltais

New electoral districts

The electoral map was slightly modified in 1960 with the creation of the Duplessis riding from parts of Saguenay just before the elections later that year. In addition, Bourget was created from parts of Laval. [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/electcomte-1960.html]

References

* [http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/elect25.html 1956 election results]
* [http://www.assnat.qc.ca/fra/patrimoine/cabinets2.html List of Historical Cabinet Ministers]


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