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Georges-Émile Lapalme

Georges-Émile Lapalme (January 14, 1907 – February 5, 1985) was a politician in Quebec, Canada, member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec, and leader of the Quebec Liberal Party.


He was born in Montreal. He studied law at the Université de Montréal. Lapalme was married to Maria Langlois for nearly 50 years, with whom he had seven children.

Member of Parliament

Lapalme was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1945 federal election, and served until 1950.

Provincial Politics

He resigned his federal seat to be acclaimed Leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec in 1950. He ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the district of Joliette in the 1952 election, but was defeated by Minister of Labor and Union Nationale candidate Antonio Barrette.

Lapalme won a by-election in the district of Montréal-Outremont in 1953. He was re-elected in the 1956 election, but under his leadership his party lost the election against the Union Nationale. He remained Liberal leader until 1958 and remained [[Leader of the Official

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