Pierre Gauthier (politician)
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Portneuf|
|Member of Parliament
January 1936 – March 1958
31 August 1894|
|Died||6 July 1972
(m. 24 September 1921)
He entered provincial politics under the Quebec Liberal Party after winning a provincial by-election in Portneuf electoral district on 31 October 1927. He was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the 1931 general election, then defeated in 1935. He was provincial Liberal party whip from 1931 to 1935.
On 27 January 1936, Gauthier won a federal by-election at the Portneuf riding, becoming a Liberal party member of Parliament. He was re-elected there in 1940. In 1941 and 1942, he served as a captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. In 1943, he left the federal Liberals to join the Bloc populaire party which was opposed to World War II conscription.
Gauthier resigned his federal seat on 20 July 1944 in an unsuccessful bid to win a seat for the Quebec provincial wing of the Bloc populaire. Gauthier returned to the federal Liberals and was re-elected to Parliament in 1945. He was re-elected for further federal terms in 1949, 1953 and 1957. He was defeated in 1958 by Aristide Rompré of the Progressive Conservative party.
- Pierre Gauthier – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
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|Member of Parliament from Portneuf
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