Brodeur, Louis-Philippe

Louis-Philippe Brodeur, barrister, politician (b at Beloeil, Qué 21 Aug 1862; d at Québec C 1 Jan 1924). He was the son of Toussaint Brodeur, a rebel of 1837. He was educated at the Collège de St-Hyacinthe and Laval and called to the bar in 1884. He entered Parliament as MP for Rouville in 1891, served as Speaker 1901-04, and as minister of inland revenue under Wilfrid Laurier in 1904.

He was a staunch advocate of Canadian autonomy, his most important portfolio being marine and fisheries 1906-11; as minister he introduced legislation founding the Royal Canadian Navy. He sat on the Supreme Court of Canada from 1911 until becoming lieutenant-governor of Québec in 1923.