Yvon Dupuis

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Yvon Dupuis
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville
In office
Preceded byJ.-Armand Ménard
Succeeded byPaul André Beaulieu
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal–Sainte-Marie
In office
Preceded byAime Gendron
Succeeded byEdgar Charbonneau
Personal details
Born(1926-10-11)October 11, 1926
Montreal, Quebec
DiedJanuary 1, 2017(2017-01-01) (aged 90)
Longueuil, Quebec
Political partyLiberal

Yvon Dupuis, PC[1] (October 11, 1926 – January 1, 2017) was a Canadian politician.

Political career[edit]

Born in Montreal, Dupuis was educated at Collège de Varennes in Longeuil, Quebec, and worked as an insurance agent and as the owner of two music stores prior to running for elected office.

He was first elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 1952 provincial election in the riding of Montréal–Sainte-Marie as a member of the Liberal Party of Quebec. He was defeated in the 1956 provincial election. He ran unsuccessfully as an independent Liberal in Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville in the 1957 federal election, but was successful as the Liberal Party of Canada candidate in the same riding in the 1958 federal election. He was re-elected in the 1962 and 1963 elections. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State by Prime Minister Lester Pearson on May 14, 1963, and served in that role until he was appointed Minister of State on February 3, 1964.[2]

He was accused of accepting a bribe related to the licensing of a new race track in his riding, and resigned from the cabinet on January 22, 1965.[3] He was the first cabinet member in Canadian history to resign under criminal charges. He was defeated as an independent Liberal candidate in the 1965 federal election. Dupuis was acquitted of the corruption charges on April 16, 1968.[4]

On February 4, 1973, he was elected leader of the Ralliement créditiste du Québec,[5] but failed to win election in Saint-Jean in the 1973 provincial election. Under pressure to resign as leader, he left the party and founded the Parti présidentiel on May 5, 1974.[6] He resigned as leader of his new party on October 21, 1974, and announced the end of his political career. He was replaced as leader by Yvon Brochu,[7] who merged the party with the Union Nationale on May 31, 1975.

Post-political activities[edit]

Dupuis later worked as a radio announcer[8] on CKVL, CKAC, CHLT and CIBL radio stations. He was the president of Publivox Inc., and owner of Agence de Voyages Yvon Dupuis Inc. from 1981 to 2003. He died on January 1, 2017, at the age of 90.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Members of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada". Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  2. ^ "Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation". Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  3. ^ All Those Rusty Wires, Time, February 5, 1965
  4. ^ "Dupuis Acquitted Of Influence". The Gazette. April 17, 1968. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "Dupuis appoints..." The Gazette. February 7, 1973. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  6. ^ "Dupuis Promises New Party Name, But Rift Left Unhealed". The Gazette. May 2, 1974. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  7. ^ "Parti Presidential set to continue leaderless". The Gazette. October 30, 1974. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  8. ^ "Phone-in radio is talk of the town". The Gazette. September 13, 1980. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  9. ^ "Former MP, minister Yvon Dupuis dies at the age of 90".

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