Édouard Rinfret

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The Honourable
Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Outremont
In office
Preceded by Léo Richer Laflèche
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1947
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Outremont—St-Jean
In office
Preceded by District was created in 1947
Succeeded by Romuald Bourque
Personal details
Born (1905-05-12)May 12, 1905
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
Died January 11, 1994(1994-01-11) (aged 88)
Political party Liberal
Cabinet Postmaster General (1949-1952)

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret, PC, OC (May 12, 1905 – January 11, 1994) was a Canadian lawyer, politician and judge.

Born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, the son of Thibaudeau Rinfret, he was called to the Quebec bar in 1928. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1945 for the Quebec riding of Outremont. He was re-elected in 1949. A Liberal, he was Postmaster General from 1949 to 1952.

From 1952 to 1977, he was a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal. From 1977 to 1980, he was the Chief Justice of the Province of Quebec.

In 1982, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[1] In 1979, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of British Columbia.[2]


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