Saint-Denis-de-la-Bouteillerie in Kamouraska MRC, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Né à Rivière-Ouelle, Chapais s'établit à Saint-Denis, où il devint un marchand prospère et un politicien influent. Il promut activement le développement économique et culturel de sa région natale. Reconnu pour sa discrétion et son jugement, il siégea à l'Assemblée législative comme député conservateur de Kamouraska (1851-1867) et fut commissaire des Travaux publics (1864-1867). Délégué à la Conférence de Québec et père de la Confédération, il fut nommé au Sénat en 1868 et occupa les postes de ministre de l'Agriculture et de receveur général dans les cabinets Macdonald.
Born in Rivière-Ouelle, Chapais became a prosperous merchant and influential politician based in Saint-Denis. He actively promoted the economic and cultural development of his native region. Known for his discretion and good judgement, he represented Kamouraska as a Conservative in the Legislative Assembly (1851-1867) and was Commissioner of Public Works (1864-1867). A delegate to the Québec Conference and Father of Confederation, he was appointed a senator in 1868 and served in Macdonald's cabinets as Minister
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 47° 30.188′ N, 69° 56.262′ W. Marker is in Saint-Denis-de-la-Bouteillerie, Quebec, in Kamouraska MRC. Marker is on Quebec Route 132 north of Route de la Grève (Quebec Route 287), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the south side of the Maison Des Chapais (Chapais House). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Route 132 East, Saint-Denis-de-la-Bouteillerie, Quebec G0L 2R0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Also see . . . Jean-Charles Chapais. As a member of Cabinet, Jean-Charles Chapais participated in the work that paved the way for Confederation. He had special influence on legislation concerning Canada East, including agriculture, settlement, education and the abolition of the seigneurial system. He also played a role in planning the Intercolonial Railway and developing the Grand Trunk Railway, of which he was appointed a director by the government. He is most remembered for his immense contributions (Submitted on September 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.