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Joseph-Léonard Duguay (October 8, 1900 – December 3, 1946) was a politician from Quebec, Canada and a Member of the House of Commons of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Quebec. He died on December 3, 1946 in Montreal.

Joseph-Léonard Duguay
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lake St. John
In office
Preceded byArmand Sylvestre
Succeeded byElectoral district was abolished in 1933
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Lac-Saint-Jean
In office
Preceded byJoseph-Ludger Fillion
Succeeded byJoseph-Ludger Fillion
Personal details
Born(1900-10-08)October 8, 1900
Pabos, Quebec
DiedDecember 3, 1946(1946-12-03) (aged 46)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyConservative


He was born in Pabos, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine on October 8, 1900 and became a dentist after graduating from the University of Montreal. He married Gertrude Duhamel in Montreal in 1928.

Political careerEdit

Duguay ran as a Conservative candidate in the federal district of Lake St. John in the 1930 election and won. He was defeated by Liberal candidate Armand Sylvestre in the district of Lake St-John—Roberval in the 1935 election.[1]

Duguay ran as a Conservative candidate in the provincial district of Lac-Saint-Jean in 1935 election and won against Liberal incumbent Joseph-Ludger Fillion. He joined Maurice Duplessis's Union Nationale and was re-elected in the 1936 election.

He was defeated in the 1939 election.[2]

From 1938 to 1940, Duguay served as Mayor of Alma, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Duguay tried to win back his seat at the Canadian House of Commons, but was defeated in the 1940 and again when he ran as an independent in the 1945 elections.


  1. ^ Joseph-Léonard Duguay – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.