Georges Parent

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The Hon.
Georges Parent
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montmorency
In office
Preceded by Thomas Chase-Casgrain
Succeeded by Rodolphe Forget
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Quebec West
In office
Preceded by William Power
Succeeded by Maurice Dupré
Senator for Kennebec, Quebec
In office
Appointed by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded by Louis Lavergne
Succeeded by Cyrille Vaillancourt
Speaker of the Senate
In office
May 9, 1940 – December 14, 1942
Preceded by Walter Edward Foster
Succeeded by Thomas Vien
Personal details
Born (1879-12-15)December 15, 1879
Quebec City, Quebec
Died December 14, 1942(1942-12-14) (aged 62)
Political party Liberal
Relations Simon-Napoléon Parent, father
Charles Parent, brother

Georges Parent (December 15, 1879 – December 14, 1942) was a Canadian lawyer, politician and Speaker of the Canadian Senate from 1940 until 1942.

Parent was born in Quebec City, the son of Simon-Napoléon Parent who served as Premier of Quebec from 1900 to 1905 and Mayor of Quebec City from 1894 until 1905.[1]

He studied law at Université Laval and was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1904 and joined the law firm of Fitzpatrick, Parent, Taschereau, Roy and Cannon in Quebec City.[1]

That same year, at the age of 25, Parent was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1904 federal election as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Montmorency, Quebec. As the youngest Member of Parliament and was asked by Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier to second the motion on the Speech from the Throne.[1] He was re-elected in 1908 but defeated in the 1911.[2]

Out of office, Parent returned to his legal practice and pursued various business interests. He ultimately became president of Citadel Brick Ltd., Equitable Enterprises and of Wolfesfield Ltd., Vice-President of Donnacona Paper Company and was a director of several other firms including the publisher of Le Soleil newspaper.[2]

Parent returned to Parliament in the 1917 federal election as a Laurier-Liberal representing Quebec West. He remained an MP until June 3, 1930 when he was summoned to the Canadian Senate on the advice of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King prior to the 1930 federal election.[2]

In 1940, King named him Speaker of the Senate on May 9, 1940. Parent died in office on December 14, 1942.[2]