Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
11ᵉ Premier Ministre du Quebec de 1897 a 1900
Ici vécut et mourut Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier ministre du Québec, notaire, homme de lettres et journaliste. Il fut député du comté de Saint-Jean dès 1867. Il devint ministre dans le cabinet liberal de Joly de Lotbinière, orateur de l’assemblée législative et à partir de 1892, chef de l’opposition. En 1897, il gagna les élections générales et devint premier ministre.
En 1898, sous son gouvernement, le territoire du Québec fut étendu, vers le nord, jusqu’a la rivière Eastman. Le même année l’opposition du conseil législatif et des évêques fit échouer sa tentative de recréation du ministère publique. Il était au pouvoir quand il mourut le 25 septembre 1900, dans cette maison qui appartenait à sa fille et à son gendre. C’est en son honneur que, pour la premiere fois au Québec eurent lie des funérailles d’état.
Here lived and died Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Premier of Quebec, notary, writer and journalist. He was MP for Saint-Jean from 1867. He became a minister in the Liberal cabinet of Joly de Lotbinière, Ppeaker of the Legislature, and from 1892 Leader of the Opposition.
In 1898, under his government, Quebec's territory was extended to the north, to the Eastman river. The same year the opposition of the Legislative Council and bishops foiled his attempt to recreate the public ministry. He was in office when he died September 25, 1900, in the house that belonged to his daughter and son in law. It is in his honor that for the first time Quebec held a state funeral.
Erected 2000 by Ville de Québec & Commission de la Capitale nationale du Québec.
Location. 46° 48.715′ N, 71° 12.649′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue Sainte-Ursule just from Rue Sainte-Anne, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Rue Sainte-Ursule, Québec, Quebec G1R 4E4, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maison Baillargeon (within shouting distance of this marker); Michel Boisvert, SJ (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Le Vielle Prison de Québec (about 90 meters away); The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (about 90 meters away); The Congregation of the Church of Scotland General Richard Montgomery (about 180 meters away); Ulric-Joseph Tessier (about 180 meters away); Premier Hôtel de Ville (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
Also see . . . Felix-Gabreil Marchand - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Marchand’s absolute integrity, an economy on the rise, the demand in the United States for raw materials, and a new wave of industrialization based on electricity all conduced to a realization of the election promises. Marchand managed to tighten provincial purse-strings and even to announce slight surpluses. Impervious to demands on the public coffers – except, of course, those recommended by his friend Laurier – he kept his eye firmly fixed on the “balance sheet,” running the provincial administration like a bank manager. (Submitted on March 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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