Joseph-Anaclet Habel

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Joseph-Alphonse-Anaclet Habel
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cochrane
In office
Preceded by Joseph-Arthur Bradette
Succeeded by Ralph Wesley Stewart
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Cochrane North
In office
Preceded by Albert Victor Waters
Succeeded by John Joseph Kehoe
In office
Preceded by John Joseph Kehoe
Succeeded by John Carrère
Personal details
Born (1895-07-13)July 13, 1895
Deschaillons, Quebec
Died December 5, 1979(1979-12-05) (aged 84)
Political party Liberal
Other political
Ontario Liberal Party
Portfolio Chief Opposition Whip (1958-1963)
Whip of the Liberal Party (1958-1963)

Joseph-Alphonse-Anaclet Habel (July 13, 1895 – December 5, 1979), usually known as Joseph-Anaclet Habel, was a Canadian politician.

Born in Deschaillons, Quebec, the son of Wenceslas Habel and Henriette Charland, he served in the Canadian Army during World War I. From 1919 to 1926, he ran a general store in Amos.

He then moved to Fauquier, Ontario, serving as reeve of the township of Shackleton and Machin and living there until 1943, when he moved to Kapuskasing.

In 1934, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Cochrane North. An Ontario Liberal, he was re-elected in 1937 and 1945.

In 1953, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Cochrane. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, and 1965. From 1958 to 1963, he was the Chief Opposition Whip.

He married Estelle Belleau in 1921 and they had two children: Madeleine and Jean Paul.


Political offices
Preceded by
Pierre Gauthier
Chief Opposition Whip
Succeeded by
Eric Alfred Winkler