Gérard Cournoyer

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Gérard Cournoyer
Gérard Cournoyer.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Richelieu—Verchères
In office
December 1946 – July 1952
Preceded by Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin
Succeeded by Lucien Cardin
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Richelieu
In office
In office
Personal details
Born (1912-04-18)18 April 1912
Sorel, Quebec
Died 11 November 1973(1973-11-11) (aged 61)
Montreal, Quebec[1]
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Madeleine Turcotte
m. 2 September 1940[2]
Profession lawyer

Gérard Cournoyer (18 April 1912 – 11 November 1973) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Sorel, Quebec and became a lawyer by career.

Cournoyer studied at the Saint Hyacinthe Seminary, then attended the University of Montreal where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees. He was called to the Quebec bar in 1935.[2]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Richelieu—Verchères riding in a by-election on 23 December 1946 then re-elected there in the 1949 federal election.

Cournoyer resigned his House of Commons seat on 5 July 1952 during his term in the 21st Canadian Parliament to pursue provincial politics in Quebec where he won a Legislative Assembly seat in the Richelieu riding later that year in the 1952 Quebec election. He was defeated in 1956, but was elected again in 1960 and again in 1962. From 1960 to 1964, he was Minister of Transport and Communication under the Jean Lesage administration, then was minister of Hunting and Fishing until 1965, then a minister without portfolio until his election defeat in 1966.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
  2. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1952). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 

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