Percé in Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Edmund James Flynn
—10ᵉ Premier Ministre du Québec —
Edmund James Flynn
10ᵉ Premier Ministre du Québec
Fils de James Flynn, pêcheur, et d’Elizabeth Tostevin, originaire de Guernesey, Edmund James Flynn et né à Percé en 1847.
Secrétaire-trésorier de Percé, puis avocat et professeur à l’Université Laval, il est élu deputé de Gaspé en 1878 et siège à l’Assemblée législative de Québec jusqu’en 1904. Ministre dans les gouvernements conservateurs Chapleau, Ross, Boucher de Boucherville et Taillon, il occupe la fonction de Premier ministre du Québec de mai 1896 à mai 1897.
En juin 1914, il est nommé juge à la Cour Supérieure. Promu en 1920 à la Cour du banc du roi, il y siège jusqu’à à son décès en 1927.
À l’origine de legislations qui ont permis d’améliorer l’instruction primaire, de maintenir les colons sur leurs terres en déclarant leurs biens insaisissables, de développer les chemins de fer en particulier celui de la Baie-des-Chaleurs, Edmund James Flynn a travaillé avec ardeur et dévouement à la prospérité de sa region natale, la Gaspésie, et de son pays.
Inauguré le 18 novembre 2002 par la ministre d’État aux Relations Internationales, madame Louise Beaudoin, en présence de monsieur Guy Lelièvre, député de Gaspé et de
Son of James Flynn, fisherman, and Elizabeth Tostevin, originally from Guernsey, Edmund James Flynn and born in Percé in 1847.
Secretary-treasurer of Percé, then a lawyer and professor at Laval University, he was elected MP for Gaspé in 1878 and sat in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec until 1904. Minister in the Conservative governments of Chapleau, Ross, Boucher de Boucherville and Taillon, he held the office of Prime Minister of Québec from May 1896 to May 1897.
In June 1914, he was appointed to the Superior Court. Promoted in 1920 to the Court of King's Bench, he sat there until his death in 1927.
He developed legislations that helped improve primary education, maintain the settlers on their land, declaring their exempt property exempt, developed railways especially that of the Baie-des-Chaleurs. Edmund James Flynn worked with zeal and dedication to the welfare of his native area, Gaspésie, and his countries.
Opened on 18 November 2002 by the Minister of State for International Relations, Louise Beaudoin, in the presence of Mr. Guy Lelièvre, Member for Gaspé and Raymond Sheehan, Mayor of Percé.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Quebec Highway 132, Percé, Quebec G0C 2L0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 350ᵉ anniversaire de la visite de François de Montmorency-Laval (within shouting distance of this marker); Percé World War II Monument (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Percé Great War Memorial (about 120 meters away); William Edmond Logan (about 120 meters away); A Rock Forever Sculpted by Time and Tide (approx. half a kilometer away).
More about this marker. This marker is located in a field behind the Percé Rock visitors center.
Also see . . . Edmund James Flynn - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. More at home in court or in the classroom than on a political platform, Edmund James Flynn was a conscientious politician known for his attention to detail, his thorough grasp of the issues, and his masterful and careful reasoning. This professor of law carried out some very worthwhile legislative work, especially in the Department of Crown Lands. (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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