Gilbert Rondeau

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Gilbert F. Rondeau
Member of Parliament
for Shefford
In office
June 1962 – November 1965
In office
June 1968 – March 1979
Personal details
Born 7 March 1928
Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Warwick, Quebec
Died 9 March 1994(1994-03-09) (aged 66)
Political party Social Credit
Ralliement créditiste
Profession businessman, industrialist, insurance agent

Gilbert F. Rondeau (7 March 1928 – 9 March 1994) was a Social Credit Party and Ralliement créditiste member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Warwick, Quebec and became a businessman, industrialist and insurance agent.

Political career[edit]

Rondeau first campaigned in the 1949 federal election at the Beauharnois riding for the Union of Electors party, but did not win the seat.

His next election campaign was in the 1962 federal election where he won the Shefford riding for the Social Credit Party. After re-election to a second term in the 1963 election, Rondeau was defeated in 1965 by Liberal candidate Louis-Paul Neveu. Rondeau won the Shefford seat back in the following national election in 1968, and was re-elected in 1972 and 1974.

Being one of the few Social Credit politicians who was able to speak English, Rondeau helped represent the predominantly francophone party across Canada. But Rondeau's political career was ended by charges of Unemployment Insurance fraud for which he was convicted and sentenced to a five-month prison term. Because of these legal problems, he was ejected from the Social Credit Party in 1977 and was an independent member for the remainder of the 30th Canadian Parliament. In the 1979 election, Rondeau campaigned at Shefford as an independent but lost to Jean Lapierre of the Liberals.[1]

Rondeau died on 9 March 1994 because of complications arising from gallstone removal surgery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Canadian Press (12 September 1979). "Appeal court increases term of former MP". The Globe and Mail. p. P9. 
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (12 March 1994). "Obituary / Gilbert Rondeau Creditiste was expelled". The Globe and Mail. p. A16. 

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