Simon-Napoléon Parent

Simon-Napoléon Parent
12th Premier of Quebec
In office
October 3, 1900  March 21, 1905
Monarch Victoria
Edward VII
Lieutenant Governor Louis-Amable Jetté
Preceded by Félix-Gabriel Marchand
Succeeded by Jean Lomer Gouin
MNA for Saint-Sauveur
In office
June 17, 1890  July 31, 1905
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Charles-Eugène Côté
23rd Mayor of Quebec City
In office
April 2, 1894  January 12, 1906
Preceded by Jules-Joseph-Taschereau Frémont
Succeeded by Georges Tanguay
Personal details
Born 12 September 1855
Quebec City, Canada East
Died 7 September 1920(1920-09-07) (aged 64)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Clara Gendron (m. 1877)
Children 13
Profession lawyer

Simon-Napoléon Parent (September 12, 1855 September 7, 1920) was the 12th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from October 3, 1900 to March 21, 1905,[1] as well as serving as President of the Quebec Bridge and Railway Company.[2]


Parent was born in Quebec City. He was a lawyer by profession and his son, Georges Parent, was an MP in the Canadian House of Commons and later a Senator who served as Speaker of the Canadian Senate.

Political career

Parent ran as a Liberal candidate in the district of Saint-Sauveur in the 1890 election and won. He was re-elected in 1892 and 1897.

He resigned in 1897 when he was appointed to Félix-Gabriel Marchand’s Cabinet but was re-elected in the subsequent by-election, as well as in 1900 and 1904. Marchand died in office on September 25, 1900, and Parent succeeded him. He won the 1900 election and the 1904 election and resigned in 1905 when 44 Liberal MLAs, led by Lomer Gouin, Adélard Turgeon and William Alexander Weir, pressured him to resign.

Parent also served as mayor of Quebec City from 1894 to 1906.


He died in Montreal in 1920.[3]

See also


  1. "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  2. Royal Commission: Quebec Bridge Inquiry Report, Ottawa 1908
  3. Simon-Napoléon Parent, Dictionary of Canadian Biography
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