Fonse Faour

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Alphonsus (Fonse) Faour (born November 16, 1951 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland) is a former Canadian politician. Faour represented the electoral district of Humber—St. George's—St. Barbe, which he won in a 1978 by-election following the resignation of Jack Marshall.[1] In the general election the following year, Faour retained the renamed seat of Humber—Port au Port—St. Barbe. However, in the 1980 election, Faour was defeated by Brian Tobin.[2]

After the election, he became leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party from 1980 to 1981.

In 2003, Faour was appointed to the trial division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.


  1. ^ "Faour assured of a footnote". The Globe and Mail. October 23, 1978.
  2. ^ "Liberals gain 6 seats in Maritimes". The Globe and Mail. February 19, 1980.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Jack Marshall
Member of Parliament for Humber—St. George's—St. Barbe
Succeeded by
last member, riding abolished
Preceded by
first member
Member of Parliament for Humber—Port au Port—St. Barbe
Succeeded by
Brian Tobin
Political offices
Preceded by
John Greene
Leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Peter Fenwick