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Gaspé in La Côte-de-Gaspé MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Rodolphe Lemieux

(1866-1937)

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
1. Rodolphe Lemieux Marker
Inscription.  

Deputé de Gaspé (1896-1911, 1917-1930) et de Rouville (1911-1917) à la Chambre des communes, Rodolphe Lemieux fut solliciteur général, ministre des Postes et du Travail et ministre de la Marine. Il occupa la présidence des Communes de 1922 à 1930, année où il fut nommé au Sénat. En 1907, il parraina la loi Lemieux, gui instaura l'arbitrage dans les relations de travail au Canada. Principal lieutenant de Laurier au Québec, il s'opposa à la conscription, mais préconisa la participation volontaire à la Premier Guerre mondiale.

Member of the House of Commons for Gaspe (1896-1911, 1917-1930) and for Rouville (1911-1917), Lemieux became Solicitor General, Postmaster General, Minister of Labour and Minister of Marine. From 1922 to 1930 he was Speaker of the House of Commons, and was appointed to the Senate in 1930. In 1907 he brought in the Lemieux Act, which introduced arbitration to labour relations in Canada. As Laurier's principal Quebec lieutenant, he opposed conscription, but urged voluntary enlistment during the First World War.
 
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments

Rodolphe Lemieux Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
2. Rodolphe Lemieux Marker
historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 48° 49.851′ N, 64° 28.922′ W. Marker is in Gaspé, Quebec, in La Côte-de-Gaspé MRC. Marker is on rue de la Reine just east of rue Adams, on the left when traveling east. Marker is near the entrance to the Frédérica Giroux Federal Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 rue de la Reine, Gaspé, Quebec G4X 1A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacque Cartier (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Jacques Cartier Monument (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Jacques Cartier at Gaspe (approx. 0.9 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Rodolphe Lemieux Bio. (Submitted on January 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rodolphe Lemieux Bio and Speeches. (Submitted on January 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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