Simon-Napoléon Parent


Simon-Napoléon Parent
Simon-Napoléon Parent
12th Premier of Quebec
In office
3 October 1900 – 21 March 1905
Preceded by Félix-Gabriel Marchand
Succeeded by Jean Lomer Gouin
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Saint-Sauveur
In office
1890–1905
Succeeded by Charles-Eugène Côté
23rd Mayor of Quebec City
In office
2 April 1894 – 12 January 1906
Preceded by Jules-Joseph-Taschereau Frémont
Succeeded by Georges Tanguay
Personal details
Born 12 September 1855
Quebec City, Canada East
Died 7 September 1920(1920-09-07) (aged 64)
Montreal, Quebec

Simon-Napoléon Parent (September 12, 1855 – September 7, 1920). Born in Quebec City he was the 12th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from October 3, 1900 to March 21, 1905.[1]

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Background

He was a lawyer by profession and his son, Georges Parent, was an MP in the Canadian House of Commons and later a Senator who served as Speaker of the Canadian Senate.

Member of the legislature

Parent ran as a Liberal candidate in the district of Saint-Sauveur in the 1890 election and won. He was re-elected in 1892 and 1897.

He resigned in 1897 when he was appointed to Félix-Gabriel Marchand’s Cabinet but was re-elected in the subsequent by-election and in 1900 and 1904.

Mayor of Quebec

Parent also served as mayor of Quebec City from 1894 to 1906.

Premier of Quebec

Marchand died in office September 25, 1900, and Parent succeeded him.

Leadership Crisis and Retirement

However 44 Liberal MLAs, led by Lomer Gouin, Adélard Turgeon and William Alexander Weir, pressured him to resign in 1905.

Death

He died in Montreal in 1920.[2]

Elections as party leader

He won the 1900 election and the 1904 election and resigned in 1905.

See also

References


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