Gérard Légaré

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Gérard Légaré
Member of Parliament
for Rimouski
In office
August 1953 – March 1958
Preceded by Joseph Hervé Rousseau
Succeeded by Émilien Morissette
In office
June 1962 – April 1963
Preceded by Émilien Morissette
Succeeded by Gérard Ouellet
Personal details
Born (1908-07-11)11 July 1908
Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Died 1 November 1997(1997-11-01) (aged 89)[1]
Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
Political party Liberal
Profession editor, journalist, printer, publisher

Gérard Légaré (11 July 1908 – 1 November 1997)[1] was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was an editor, journalist, printer and publisher by career. He was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec.

He was first elected at the Rimouski riding in the 1953 general election, then re-elected there for a second term in the 1957 election. In the 1958 election he was defeated by Émilien Morissette of the Progressive Conservative party, but won back the riding in the 1962 election.

The 25th Canadian Parliament was Légaré's last term in federal office. During the 1963 election campaign, Social Credit candidate Gérard Ouellet was reported to be winning the rural areas of Rimouski. New Democratic Party candidate Raymond D'Auteuil attracted younger urban voters whom Liberal campaigners admittedly ignored.[2] After a judicial recount of ballots, Ouellet won Rimouski with 140 more votes that Légaré.[3] By that June, Légaré was hired to assist Jean-Paul Deschatelets, the Minister of Public Works in Lester B. Pearson's new government.[4]

Légaré joined the Immigration Appeal Board in 1967, becoming its vice-chair in March 1976. He was also an editorial assistant for the federal Centennial Commission.[5]


  1. ^ a b Répertoire de cimetières de la region de Drummondville (in French). 4. Société de généalogie de Drummondville. 2002. p. 440. ISBN 2-922628-03-5. 
  2. ^ Sloan, Thomas (12 March 1963). "The Gaspe Gets the Message". The Globe and Mail. p. 7. 
  3. ^ The Canadian Press (27 April 1963). "5 Recounts Result In Single Reversal". The Globe and Mail. p. 9. 
  4. ^ Gray, Walter (3 June 1963). "New Right-Hand Men in Ottawa". The Globe and Mail. p. 7. 
  5. ^ Ottawa Bureau (13 June 1977). "Losers and winners occupy list of Liberal appointments". The Globe and Mail. p. 25. 

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