Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière

Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, lawyer, politician, premier of Québec 8 Mar 1878 to 31 Oct 1879 (b at Épernay, France 5 Dec 1829; d at Québec C 15 Nov 1908).

Henri Gustave Joly de Lotbini\u00e8re

Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, lawyer, politician, premier of Québec 8 Mar 1878 to 31 Oct 1879 (b at Épernay, France 5 Dec 1829; d at Québec C 15 Nov 1908). He represented Lotbinière in the Assembly of the Province of Canada 1861-67, in the Québec Assembly 1867-85 and in the House of Commons 1867-74. Leader of the Liberal Party of Québec from 1867, he was asked to replace Boucher de Boucherville as premier. Joly was unable to govern effectively, lacking majority Liberal support, and his government was defeated in the Assembly in the fall of 1879. He returned to federal politics in 1896 and joined Prime Minister Laurier's Cabinet as controller (later minister) of inland revenue 1896-1900. He was lieutenant-governor of BC 1900-06.


Further Reading

  • Jack Little, Patrician Liberal: The Public and Private Life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, 1829-1908 (Toronto: UTP, 2013).