Gaspard Pacaud (June 24, 1859 – August 28, 1928) was an Ontario journalist and political figure. He represented Essex North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1886 to 1890 as a Liberal member.
He was born Jean-Baptiste-Napoléon-Gaspard Pacaud in Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska, Canada East in 1859, the son of Philippe-Napoléon Pacaud, a notary and Patriote. He studied in Montreal and at the seminaries at Nicolet and Trois-Rivières. Pacaud began the study of law but then chose journalism as a career. With his brother Aurèle, he established a French language newspaper, Le Progrès, in Windsor in 1881. In 1890, Pacaud married Annie F. McEwan. He was defeated by Solomon White when he ran for reelection in 1890, after the Liberal vote was split between Pacaud and Francis Cleary, the candidate chosen by the riding association. Following his defeat, he became a notary public, also continuing as newspaper editor until he was appointed license inspector for hotels for the region in 1892. Le Progrès continued to be published until 1902. Pacaud died in Windsor in 1928.
His brother Ernest was a newspaper publisher involved in Quebec politics.
- The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1887 JA Gemmill
- Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
- The Canadian men and women of the time : a handbook of Canadian biography, HJ Morgan (1898)
- Histoire des Canadiens du Michigan et du comté d'Essex, Ontario, T Saint-Pierre (1895)
- The Township of Sandwich (past and present) ..., F Neal
- Le Progrès online hosted by the Windsor Public Library