Louis Deniset

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Louis Deniset
Member of Parliament
for St. Boniface
In office
October 14, 1957 – February 1, 1958
Preceded by Fernand Viau
Succeeded by Laurier Régnier
Personal details
Born (1919-06-29)29 June 1919
Saint-François-Xavier, Manitoba
Died 26 August 1983(1983-08-26) (aged 64)
Political party Liberal

Louis Deniset (June 29, 1919 - August 26, 1983)[1] was a Liberal Party of Canada member for Saint Boniface, Manitoba, from October 14, 1957, to February 1, 1958.

Early life[edit]

Deniset was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, on June 29, 1919, to François Deniset and Rachel Bernier. He attended Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface and later the University of Manitoba, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. During World War II Deniset served as an officer of the Royal 22e Régiment and from 1954 to 1957 he served as a lieutenant-colonel of the Winnipeg Grenadiers. Having married Jeanne Remillard in April 1951, Deniset returned to St. Boniface and established a law practice there. Before his entry on the political scene, he served as L'Association d'education des canadiens français du Manitoba.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1957 Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent called an early election for June 10, confident of victory after twenty-two years of Liberal Party government.[3] Deniset was successful in his attempt to run for the district of Saint Boniface and began his term as a member of the House of Commons in opposition to a minority Conservative Party government. St. Laurent resigned the leadership of the Liberal party and a new leader, Lester Pearson, was appointed. Pearson made the decision to call for the new Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's resignation, and Diefenbaker called an early election. Deniset lost his seat in the March 31, 1958, general election, having served a term of 9 months, 21 days.[1][3]

Deniset died on August 26, 1983, at age 64.[1]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Laurier Régnier 12,688 44.0 +19.8
Liberal Louis Deniset 9,500 33.0 +1.8
Co-operative Commonwealth Nicholas Manchur 5,759 20.0 -4.9
Social Credit Lockie A. Miles 881 3.1 -12.4
Total valid votes 28,828 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Louis Deniset 7,777 31.1 -12.1
Co-operative Commonwealth Nicholas Manchur 6,216 24.9 -5.0
Progressive Conservative Laurier Régnier 6,040 24.2 -2.7
Social Credit Dollard Lafrenière 3,872 15.5
Independent Liberal Fernand Viau 1,074 4.3
Total valid votes 24,979 100.0


  1. ^ a b c DENISET, Louis Parliamentarian Files. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  2. ^ Louis Deniset. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  3. ^ a b The elections of 1957 and 1958. Histori.ca. Retrieved May 22, 2009.

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