Louis Fortin

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Louis Fortin
Member of Parliament
for Montmagny—L'Islet
In office
September 1958 – June 1962
Preceded by Jean Lesage
Succeeded by Jean-Paul Cook
Personal details
Born (1920-12-01)1 December 1920
Lévis, Quebec
Died 24 June 2005(2005-06-24) (aged 84)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Independent
Profession lawyer

Louis Fortin (1 December 1920 – 24 June 2005) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Lévis, Quebec and became a lawyer by career.

He unsuccessfully attempt to unseat Jean Lesage at the Montmagny—L'Islet riding as an independent candidate in the 1957 federal election. Lesage resigned from Parliament in June 1958 to serve as Quebec's provincial Liberal leader. Fortin won a byelection at Montmagny—l'Islet on 29 September 1958 and served for the remainder of the 24th Canadian Parliament. Jean-Paul Cook of the Social Credit Party defeated Fortin in the 1962 election after which Fortin did not campaign again for a House of Commons seat.

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