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Maurice Dupras (13 September 1923 – 31 December 2009) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was a businessman and insurance broker by career.

Maurice Dupras
Member of Parliament
for Labelle electoral district
In office
November 1970 – July 1984
Preceded byLéo Cadieux
Succeeded byFernand Ladouceur
Personal details
Born(1923-09-13)13 September 1923
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada
Died31 December 2009(2009-12-31) (aged 86)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Professionbusinessman, insurance broker

Dupras was born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. He served in World War II with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945.[1]

He won election at the Labelle electoral district in a November 1970 by-election and was re-elected there in the 1972, 1974, 1979 and 1980 federal elections. His service in the House of Commons thus began in the latter part of the 28th Parliament.

In July 1984, near the end of the 32nd Canadian Parliament, he was appointed Consul General at Bordeaux, France but was dismissed when the Conservative administration under Brian Mulroney was elected to power later that year. Dupras filed a lawsuit in response to his dismissal which concluded with an out-of-court settlement.[2][3]

Dupras died in Ottawa on 31 December 2009, age 86.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b The Canadian Press (6 January 2010). "Décès de l'ancien député fédéral Maurice Dupras" (in French). Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Canada Votes 2008 - Laurentides - Labelle". CBC News. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  3. ^ Bourgault, Jacques; Neilson, William A. W.; Institute of Public Administration of Canada (1990). Getting the pink slip: severances and firings in the senior public service. Institute of Public Administration of Canada. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-920715-07-9. Retrieved 4 March 2010.

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