Adélard Fontaine

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Adélard Fontaine
Member of Parliament
for St. Hyacinthe—Rouville
In office
July 1930 – October 1935
Preceded by René Morin
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot
In office
October 1935 – July 1944
Preceded by riding created
Succeeded by Joseph Fontaine
Personal details
Born Joseph-Théophile-Adélard Fontaine
(1892-11-30)30 November 1892
Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, Quebec
Died 21 November 1967(1967-11-21) (aged 74)
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Alice Leclair
m. 8 May 1923[1]
Profession lawyer

Joseph-Théophile-Adélard Fontaine (30 November 1892 – 21 November 1967) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, Quebec and became a lawyer by career.

Fontaine attended seminary at Saint-Hyacinthe then Université Laval and attained B.A. and LL.L degrees. In 1929, he was appointed King's Counsel.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the St. Hyacinthe—Rouville riding in the 1930 general election then re-elected there in 1935 and 1940. Fontaine resigned on 27 July 1944 before completing his term in the 19th Canadian Parliament.

Named in 1944 as judge to the Court of Sessions of the Peace (now the Criminal and Penal Division of the Court of Quebec), he died on November 21, 1967, after 23 years on the bench.[2]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A. L. (1941). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ Cournoyer, Jean (1993). Le petit Jean : Dictionnaire des noms propres du Québec (1st. ed.). Montréal: Stanké. p. 279. ISBN 2-7604-0423-4. 

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