Joseph Alfred Ernest Roy

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Joseph Alfred Ernest Roy
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Dorchester
In office
Preceded by Jean-Baptiste Morin
Succeeded by Albert Sévigny
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montmagny
In office
Preceded by Joseph-Couillard Lislois
Succeeded by Armand Lavergne
Personal details
Born (1871-10-03)October 3, 1871
Saint-Vallier, Quebec
Died August 17, 1928(1928-08-17) (aged 56)
Saint-Michel, Quebec
Political party Liberal

Joseph Alfred Ernest Roy (October 3, 1871 – August 17, 1928) was a Quebec lawyer, journalist, judge and political figure. He represented Montmagny in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1900 to 1908 and Dorchester in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1908 to 1911. His name also appears as Ernest Roy.


Roy was born in Saint-Vallier, Quebec in 1871, the son of small landowner Nazaire Roy, and studied at the Séminaire de Québec and the Université Laval. He articled with Adélard Turgeon and also later served as his legal secretary. He was called to the bar in 1898 and set up practice at Quebec City, specializing in criminal law. In 1897, he had married Marie-Malvina Godbout. Roy was editor for the Courrier de Montmagny from 1900 to 1904. He was named King's Counsel in 1910. Roy was a member of the Quebec city council from 1914 to 1916. He served as whip for the federal Liberal party from 1909 to 1911. In 1924, he was named to the Quebec Superior Court.

He died at Saint-Michel in 1928.