Émile Fortin

Émile Fortin (18 February 1878 – 18 May 1936) was a Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Lévis, Quebec, and became a pharmacist and physician.

Émile Fortin
Member of Parliament
for Lévis
In office
July 1930 – August 1935
Senator for De la Durantaye, Quebec
In office
14 August 1935 – 18 May 1936
Appointed byR. B. Bennett
Preceded byJules Tessier
Succeeded byFernand Fafard
Personal details
Born(1878-02-18)18 February 1878
Lévis, Quebec, Canada
Died18 May 1936(1936-05-18) (aged 58)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Marguerite Belleau
m. 5 June 1906
Jacqueline Belleau
(until his death)
ProfessionPharmacist, physician

Fortin, a graduate of Université Laval, was a member of the Medical Society of Quebec.[1][2]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Lévis riding in the 1930 general election after a previous unsuccessful campaign there in the 1926 federal election.

He was appointed to the Senate for the De la Durantaye, Quebec, division on 14 August 1935 but remained in that role for less than a year, until his death at a Quebec City hospital on 18 May 1936. He had been ill with pneumonia since that March and his condition worsened with a subsequent heart attack.[2]

1926 Canadian federal election: Lévis
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph-Étienne Dussault 7,127
Conservative Émile Fortin 5,838


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A.L. (1932). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ a b c "Senator E. Fortin dies in 59th year". The Gazette (Montreal). 19 May 1936. p. 11.

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