Olivier Elzéar Mathieu

Olivier Elzéar Mathieu (24 December 1853 – 26 October 1929) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, academic, and Archbishop of Regina.

Olivier Elzéar Mathieu


Born in Saint-Roch (Quebec City), the son of Joseph Mathieu and Marguerite Latouche, he studied at the Quebec Seminary and received a Doctor of Theology in 1878 from Université Laval. He was ordained a priest by Cardinal Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau in 1878 and was appointed professor of philosophy at Laval University.

In 1882, he went to study in Borne, Italy and received a Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of the Academy of Saint Thomas. Returning to Quebec, he received a Master of Arts in 1889. From 1899 to 1908, he was Rector of Université Laval.

Mathieu was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) during the visit to Canada of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) in October 1901.[1] He was later created a Knight of the Légion d'honneur.

In 1911, he was appointed Bishop of Regina and Archbishop of Regina in 1915.


  1. ^ "No. 27364". The London Gazette. 11 October 1901. p. 6641.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme
Rector of Université Laval
Succeeded by
Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme
Catholic Church titles
New diocese Archbishop of Regina
Succeeded by
James Charles McGuigan