Guy Favreau

Last updated
The Hon.
Guy Favreau
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Papineau
In office
Preceded by Adrien Meunier
Succeeded by André Ouellet
Personal details
Born(1917-05-20)May 20, 1917
Montreal, Quebec
Died July 11, 1967(1967-07-11) (aged 50)
Political party Liberal

Guy Favreau, PC QC (May 20, 1917 July 11, 1967) was a Canadian lawyer, politician and judge.

Queens Privy Council for Canada

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Queens Counsel jurist appointed by letters patent

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Canadians citizens of Canada

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Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Léopold Favreau and Béatrice Gagnon, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts and an LL.B. from the Université de Montréal. He was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1940. He worked as a lawyer in Montreal from 1942 to 1952. In 1952, he became a member of the Restrictive Trade Practices Commission in Ottawa. In 1955, he became Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice. He helped to create the Faculty of Civil Law at the University of Ottawa and taught there as well. In 1960, he returned to Montreal to work as a private lawyer.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

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Quebec Province of Canada

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Université de Montréal university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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He was elected as a Liberal in the riding of Papineau in the 1963 election, and was re-elected in 1965. He was Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (1963–1964), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1964–1965), President of the Privy Council (1965–1967), and Registrar General of Canada (1966–1967). As well, he was Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (1964) and Liberal Party House Leader (1964). Allegations regarding involvement in the prison escape of Lucien Rivard had led to his downfall as Attorney General. [1]

Liberal Party of Canada oldest federal political party in Canada

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Papineau (electoral district) Federal electoral district

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He was appointed a judge of the Quebec Superior Court on April 17, 1967, but he died shortly afterward.

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The Complexe Guy-Favreau, the federal government’s main building in Montreal, was built in 1983 and is named in his honour.

Complexe Guy-Favreau building complex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Complexe Guy-Favreau is a twelve-storey building complex containing Canadian government offices built in 1984. It is located at 200 René Lévesque Boulevard in Ville-Marie, Montréal and extends over a six-acre plot of land, formerly part of the Montreal Chinatown. The complex is named after Guy Favreau, a former MP, federal cabinet minister and briefly Quebec Superior Court Justice.

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  1. "Man who triggered Pearson scandal dies," Daily Mercury, Guelph, Ontario: February 14, 2002, pg. A.11.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dick Bell
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Succeeded by
René Tremblay
Preceded by
Lionel Chevrier
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
George McIlraith
Preceded by
Jack Pickersgill
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Succeeded by
George McIlraith
Preceded by
George McIlraith
President of the Privy Council
Succeeded by
Walter Gordon
Preceded by
Judy LaMarsh
Registrar General of Canada
Succeeded by
John Turner