Joseph Henri Napoleon Bourassa (Montreal, September 1st, 1868 - Montreal, August 31st, 1952) is a Journaliste and politician Québécois which acted as well on the scenes Canadian as provincial. Founder of the daily newspaper the Duty , it is recognized for his desire of émanciper Quebec of the British supervision and his defense of the rights of the French Canadian.
BiographyWire of Napoleon Bourassa, nephew of François Bourassa and grandson of Louis-Joseph Papineau, it made its studies with the École Archambault, the Polytechnic school of Montreal and the Holy Cross College with Worcester, Massachusetts.
Bourassa began its political career on the municipal scene. He was successively the mayor of Montebello (of 1890 to 1894) and of Papineauville (1897). He is elected appointed federal of the district of Labelle in 1896, under the banner of the Liberal party of Canada. He was Co-secretary, with Joseph Pope, of the International Conference which was to regulate dispute with the the United States, with Quebec, from August 24th to October 11th, 1898.
In October 1899, he resigns like deputy of Labelle to mark his dissidence with regard to the policy of the Prime Minister of then, Wilfrid Laurier, which supported the participation of the Canada in the Guerre of Boers in South Africa. He was re-elected by acclamation like independent deputy in a by-election, in January 1900. With the general federal elections of 1900 and 1904, it is made re-elect under the banner of the Liberal party. In 1905, he married Joséphine Papineau.
He resigns of his station of federal deputy in 1907 to launch out in provincial policy. He is beaten with the bys-election in the district of Bellechasse. He is made elect appointed with the legislative Assemblée of Quebec under the banner of the nationalist League in Saint-Hyacinthe at the time of the general elections. He will occupy this station until 1912.
He founds the daily newspaper the Duty in 1910 and directs the newspaper as Editor association of 1910 to 1932. The newspaper will have as currency Fais what owe , a direct reference to its resignation of the station of deputy in 1899. Always in 1910, it makes a become speech celebrates defending the use of French in the Church in America; he answered then the remarks made by the British cardinal Francis Bourne.
His wife dies in January 1919, leaving him the load of eight children, old from 3 to 13 years. In 1925, he is elected appointed federal independent of the district of Labelle and remains in station until his defeat of 1935. 1940 to 1945, whereas it is old of more than 70 years, it leaves its semi-retirement to support the popular Bloc and to be opposed to the Conscription in Canada.
He dies on August 31st, 1952 in Montreal. He is buried with the Cimetière Our-Lady-of-Snows.
- Henri Bourassa - Site of the National Assembly of Quebec.
- federal political Experiment — Library of the Parliament
- Short biography
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