Étienne Parent

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Étienne Parent
Etienne Parent.jpg
Portrait of Étienne Parent
Born(1802-05-02)May 2, 1802
DiedDecember 22, 1874(1874-12-22) (aged 72)
Occupationjournalist, editor, lawyer, member of provincial parliament, civil servant, essayist and lecturer[1]

Étienne Parent (May 2, 1802 in Beauport, Lower Canada – December 22, 1874 in Ottawa) was a Canadian journalist and government official.

He was editor of the newspaper Le Canadien and, as such, supported French Canadian journalism and writing. He was a close friend and supporter of Lord Gosford.

For his eventual attacks on the government, he was briefly imprisoned, even though he did not actively join the Rebellion of 1837. After the Act of Union of 1840, he became a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada.


  1. ^ "Étienne Parent". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.


  • Sebastien Tessier. "Parent, Étienne (1802-1874)", in Les Patriotes de 1837@1838, May 19, 2001
  • Réginald Hamel, John Hare and Paul Wyczynski. "Parent, Étienne", in Dictionnaire des auteurs de langue française en Amérique du Nord, Éditions Fides, 1989 (online via BAnQ)

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