Romuald Bourque

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The Hon.
Romuald Bourque
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Outremont—Saint-Jean
In office
1952–1963
Preceded by Édouard Rinfret
Succeeded by Maurice Lamontagne
Senator for De la Vallière, Quebec
In office
1963–1974
Appointed by Lester B. Pearson
Preceded by Donat Raymond
Succeeded by Jean Marchand
Personal details
Born (1889-12-06)6 December 1889
Ottawa, Ontario
Died 14 August 1974(1974-08-14) (aged 84)
Political party Liberal

Romuald Bourque (6 December 1889 – 14 August 1974) was a Quebec businessman and political figure. He represented Outremont—Saint-Jean in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1952 to 1963. Bourque was a member of the Senate of Canada for De la Vallière division from 1963 to 1974.

He was born in Ottawa in 1889, the son of François Bourque. He apprenticed as a printer there and then went to Montreal where he worked for the Montreal Herald. In 1920, he founded the newspaper Le Nouvelliste at Trois-Rivières. In 1926, he became sales manager for the Cie Mercury Press Limited at Montreal, becoming vice-president in 1930. Bourque was also mayor of Outremont from 1949 to 1964. He was named to the Senate in 1963, died in office in 1974 and was buried in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.

His brother, E. A. Bourque, was mayor of Ottawa in 1949 and 1950.

His great-nephew Pierre Bourque was Alderman, City of Ottawa, and Councillor, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton in 1991.


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