Solange Chaput-Rolland

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The Hon.

Solange Chaput-Rolland
Senator for Mille Isles, Quebec
In office
Appointed by Brian Mulroney
Preceded by Renaude Lapointe
Succeeded by Jean-Louis Roux
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Prévost
In office
Preceded by Jean-Guy Cardinal
Succeeded by Robert Dean
Personal details
Born(1919-05-14)May 14, 1919
Montreal, Quebec
DiedNovember 1, 2001(2001-11-01) (aged 82)
Sainte-Marguerite-Estérel, Quebec
Political party Progressive Conservative

Solange Chaput-Rolland, OC OQ (May 14, 1919 November 1, 2001) was a Canadian journalist, author, lecturer, politician, and Senator.

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Born in Montreal, the daughter of Émile Chaput and Rosalie Loranger, she received her education from the Couvent d'Outremont, the Sorbonne and the Institut Catholique de Paris.Her brother, Yves Chaput was the husband of Françoise Poliquin, daughter of Jean Poliquin, grandfather of Jean-Nicolas De Surmont.

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During the 1950s she worked as a journalist for the CBC with a young Jeanne Sauvé with whom she remained friends until Sauvé's death.

Jeanne Sauvé Canadian politician

Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 23rd since Canadian Confederation.

In 1979, she was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in a by-election in the riding of Prevost. She was defeated in 1981.

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The National Assembly of Quebec is the legislative body of the province of Quebec in Canada. Legislators are called MNAs. The Queen in Right of Quebec, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and the National Assembly compose the Legislature of Quebec, which operates in a fashion similar to those of other Westminster-style parliamentary systems.

By-elections, also spelled bye-elections, are used to fill elected offices that have become vacant between general elections.

She was appointed to the Senate in 1988 representing the senatorial division of Mille Isles, Quebec. She sat as a Progressive Conservative and retired in 1994.

In 1975, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1985, she was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

In 1941, she married André Rolland.

Electoral record

Quebec provincial by-election, November 14, 1979: Prévost
Liberal Solange Chaput-Rolland 25,71763.06
Parti Québécois Pierre Harvey14,43335.39
     Workers Richard Lépine2980.73
    Ind. (Crédit social uni) Jean-Paul Poulin 2570.63
    Non-AffiliatedMarc Blouin780.19
Total valid votes40,783100.00
Rejected and declined votes1,145
Electors on the lists53,771
Source: Official Results, Government of Quebec

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