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The 25th Legislative Assembly of Quebec was the Quebec, Canada provincial political legislature that existed from June 20, 1956, and June 22, 1960. The Union Nationale was the governing party for the fourth consecutive mandate. It was also Maurice Duplessis last term as Premier of Quebec. He died in office in 1959 and was succeeded in less than a year by Paul Sauvé and former cabinet Minister Antonio Barrette after Sauvé died less than 4 months after being sworn as Premier.

Seats per political partyEdit

Affiliation Members
     Union Nationale 72
  Parti libéral du Québec 20
 } Independent 1
 Total
93
 Government Majority
52

Member listEdit

This was the list of members of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec that were elected in the 1956 election:

Name Party Riding
     Jacques Miquelon Union Nationale Abitibi-Est
     Alcide Courcy Libéral Abitibi-Ouest
     William McOuat Cottingham Union Nationale Argenteuil
     Wilfrid Labbé Union Nationale Arthabaska
     Daniel Johnson Union Nationale Bagot
     Georges-Octave Poulin Union Nationale Beauce
     Edgar Hébert Union Nationale Beauharnois
     Alphée Poirier Union Nationale Bellechasse
     Azellus Lavallée Union Nationale Berthier
     Gérard D. Levesque Libéral Bonaventure
     Jean Meunier Libéral Bourget
     Glendon Brown Libéral Brome
     Robert Théberge Libéral Chambly
     Maurice Bellemare Union Nationale Champlain
     Arthur Leclerc Union Nationale Charlevoix
     Arthur Laberge Union Nationale Châteauguay
     Antonio Talbot Union Nationale Chicoutimi
     Fabien Gagnon Libéral Compton
     Paul Sauvé Union Nationale Deux-Montagnes
     Joseph-Damase Bégin Union Nationale Dorchester
     Robert Bernard Union Nationale Drummond
     Henri-Laurier Coiteux Libéral Duplessis
     Éloi Guillemette Union Nationale Frontenac
     Alphonse Couturier Union Nationale Gaspé-Nord
     Camille-Eugène Pouliot Union Nationale Gaspé-Sud
     Gérard Desjardins Union Nationale Gatineau
     Oswald Parent Libéral Hull
     Henry Somerville Union Nationale Huntingdon
     Yvon Thuot Union Nationale Iberville
     Hormisdas Langlais Union Nationale Îles-de-la-Madeleine
     Charles-Aimé Kirkland Libéral Jacques-Cartier
     Antonio Barrette Union Nationale Joliette
     Léonce Ouellet Union Nationale Jonquière-Kénogami
     Alfred Plourde Union Nationale Kamouraska
     Albiny Paquette Union Nationale Labelle
     Antonio Auger Union Nationale Lac-Saint-Jean
     Victor-Stanislas Chartrand Union Nationale L'Assomption
     Léopold Pouliot Union Nationale Laval
     Charles Romulus Ducharme Union Nationale Laviolette
     Albert Samson Union Nationale Lévis
     Fernand Lizotte Union Nationale L'Islet
     René Bernatchez Union Nationale Lotbinière
     Lucien Tremblay Union Nationale Maisonneuve
     Germain Caron Union Nationale Maskinongé
     Onésime Gagnon Union Nationale Matane
     J-Clovis Gagnon Union Nationale Matapédia
     Tancrède Labbé Union Nationale Mégantic
     Jean-Jacques Bertrand Union Nationale Missisquoi
     Maurice Tellier Union Nationale Montcalm
     Antoine Rivard Union Nationale Montmagny
     Yves Prévost Union Nationale Montmorency
     Maurice-Tréflé Custeau Union Nationale Montréal–Jeanne-Mance
     Arsène Gagné Union Nationale Montréal-Laurier
     Gérard Thibeault Union Nationale Montréal-Mercier
     Paul Earl Libéral Montréal–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
     Georges-Émile Lapalme Libéral Montréal-Outremont
     Francis Hanley Independent Montréal–Sainte-Anne
     Edgar Charbonneau Union Nationale Montréal–Sainte-Marie
     Philippe Lalonde Libéral Montréal–Saint-Henri
     Paul Dozois Union Nationale Montréal–Saint-Jacques
     Dave Rochon Libéral Montréal–Saint-Louis
     Lionel-Alfred Ross Libéral Montréal-Verdun
     Hercule Riendeau Union Nationale Napierville-Laprairie
     Camille Roy Union Nationale Nicolet
     Roméo Lorrain Union Nationale Papineau
     Raymond Thomas Johnston Union Nationale Pontiac
     Rosaire Chalifour Union Nationale Portneuf
     Maurice Cloutier Union Nationale Québec-Centre
     Émilien Rochette Union Nationale Québec-Comté
     Armand Maltais Union Nationale Québec-Est
     Jean-Paul Galipeault Libéral Québec-Ouest
     Bernard Gagné Union Nationale Richelieu
     Émilien Lafrance Liberal Richmond
     Albert Dionne Libéral Rimouski
     Alphonse Couturier Libéral Rivière-du-Loup
     Paul-Henri Spence Union Nationale Roberval
     Laurent Barré Union Nationale Rouville
     Edgar Turpin Libéral Rouyn-Noranda
     Pierre Ouellet Union Nationale Saguenay
     René Saint-Pierre Libéral Saint-Hyacinthe
     Jean-Paul Beaulieu Union Nationale Saint-Jean
     René Hamel Libéral Saint-Maurice
     Francis Boudreau Union Nationale Saint-Sauveur
     Armand Russell Union Nationale Shefford
     John Samuel Bourque Union Nationale Sherbrooke
     Léon-Denis Gérin Union Nationale Stanstead
     Joseph-André Larouche Union Nationale Témiscamingue
     Antoine Raymond Union Nationale Témiscouata
     Joseph-Léonard Blanchard Union Nationale Terrebonne
     Maurice Duplessis Union Nationale Trois-Rivières
     Joseph-Édouard Jeannotte Union Nationale Vaudreuil-Soulanges
     Clodomir Ladouceur Union Nationale Verchères
     John Richard Hyde Libéral Westmount–Saint-Georges
     Henri Vachon Union Nationale Wolfe
     Antonio Élie Union Nationale Yamaska

Other elected MLAsEdit

Other MLAs were elected in by-elections during this mandate

Cabinet MinistersEdit

Duplessis Cabinet (1956-1959)Edit

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Maurice Duplessis
  • Agriculture: Laurent Barrée
  • Colonization: Joseph-Damase Begin
  • Labour: Antonio Barrette
  • Public Works: Roméo Lorrain
  • Social Welfare and Youth: Paul Sauvé
  • Health: Albiny Paquette (1956–1958), Arthur Leclerc (1958–1959)
  • Lands and Forests: John Samuel Bourque (1956–1958), Jean-Jacques Bertrand (1958–1959)
  • Hunting and Coastal Fisheries: Camille-Eugène Pouliot (1956–1958)
    • Fisheries and Hunting: Camille-Eugene Pouliot (1958–1959)
  • Mines: William McOuat Cottingham
  • Hydraulic resources: John Samuel Bourque (1956–1958), Daniel Johnson Sr. (1958–1959)
  • Roads: Antonio Talbot
  • Transportation and Communications: Antoine Rivard
  • Municipal Affairs: Yves Prevost (1956), Paul Dozois (1956–1959)
  • Industry and Commerce: Jean-Paul Beaulieu
  • Attorney General: Maurice Duplessis
  • Provincial Secretary: Romeo Lorrain (1956), Yves Prevost (1956–1959)
  • Solicitor General: Antoine Rivard
  • Finances: Onésime Gagnon (1956), John Samuel Bourque (1958–1959)
  • State Ministers: Gerard Thibeault (1958–1959)

Sauve Cabinet (1959-1960)Edit

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Paul Sauve
  • Agriculture: Laurent Barrée
  • Colonization: Joseph-Damase Begin
  • Labour: Antonio Barrette
  • Public Works: Roméo Lorrain
  • Social Welfare and Youth: Paul Sauvé
  • Health: Arthur Leclerc
  • Lands and Forests: Jean-Jacques Bertrand
  • Fisheries and Hunting: Camille-Eugène Pouliot
  • Mines: William McOuat Cottingham
  • Hydraulic resources: Daniel Johnson Sr.
  • Roads: Antonio Talbot
  • Transportation and Communications: Antoine Rivard
  • Municipal Affairs: Paul Dozois
  • Industry and Commerce: Jean-Paul Beaulieu
  • Attorney General: Antoine Rivard
  • Provincial Secretary: Yves Prevost
  • Solicitor General: Jacques Miquelon (1959–1960)
  • Finances: John Samuel Bourque
  • State Ministers: Gerard Thibeault, Antonio Elie, Maurice Bellemare, Wilfrid Labbe, Robert Bernard, Jacques Miquelon (1959)

Barrette Cabinet (1960)Edit

  • Prime Minister and Executive Council President: Antonio Barrette
  • Agriculture: Laurent Barrée
  • Colonization: Joseph-Damase Begin
  • Labour: Antonio Barrette
  • Public Works: Roméo Lorrain
  • Social Welfare and Youth: Jean-Jacques Bertrand
  • Health: Arthur Leclerc
  • Lands and Forests: Jacques Miquelon
  • Fisheries and Hunting: Camille-Eugène Pouliot
  • Mines: William McOuat Cottingham
  • Hydraulic resources: Daniel Johnson Sr.
  • Roads: Antonio Talbot
  • Transportation and Communications: Antoine Rivard
  • Municipal Affairs: Paul Dozois
  • Industry and Commerce: Jean-Paul Beaulieu
  • Attorney General: Antoine Rivard
  • Provincial Secretary: Yves Prévost
  • Solicitor General: Jacques Miquelon
  • Finances: John Samuel Bourque
  • State Ministers: Gerard Thibeault, Antonio Élie, Maurice Bellemare, Wilfrid Labbe, Robert Bernard, Maurice-Tréfflé Custeau, Armand Maltais

New electoral districtsEdit

The electoral map was slightly modified in 1960 with the creation of the Duplessis riding from parts of Saguenay just before the elections later that year. In addition, Bourget was created from parts of Laval. [10]

ReferencesEdit