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CNHS - Jean-Charles Chapais - Saint-Denis, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 47° 30.186 W 069° 56.257
19T E 429389 N 5261500
Quick Description: Cette plaque, en hommage à Jean-Charles Chapais, est située sur la route 132, à Saint-Denis. This plaque, in tribute to Jean-Charles Chapais, is located on Highway 132, in Saint-Denis.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 9/4/2013 6:19:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ08M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 15

Long Description:
Jean-Charles Chapais
1811~1885
Né à Rivière-Ouelle, Chapais s'établit à Saint-Denis, où il promut activement le développement économique et culturel de sa région natale. Reconnu pour sa discrétion et son jugement, il siégea à l'assemblée législative comme député conservateur du Kamouraska (1851-1867) et fut commissaire des Travaux Publics (1864-1867). Délégué à la Conférence de Québec et père de la confédération, il fut nommé au Sénat en 1868 et occupa les postes de ministre de l'agriculture et de receveur général dans les cabinets Macdonald.
Born at Rivière-Ouelle, Chapais became a prosperous merchant and influential politician based in Saint-Denis. He actively promoted the economic and cultural development of his native region. Known for his discretion and good judgement, he represented Kamouraska as a Conservative in the Legislative Assembly (1851-1867) and was Commissioner of Public Works (1864-1867). A delegate to the Quebec Conference and Father of Confederation, he was appointed a senator in 1868 and served in the Macdonald's cabinets as Minister of Agriculture and Receiver General.
Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Quebec

Location - City name/Town name: Saint-Denis

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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