Aurore!  The Mystery of the Martyred Child

Judge Louis-Philippe Pelletier

[ Juge Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Le Soleil (Québec),   ] The judge in the case of the King versus Marie-Anne Houde. A lawyer by training, he was born on February 2, 1857, in Trois-Pistoles. The son of the Honourable Thomas-Philippe Pelletier, a legislative councillor, and Caroline Casault. In 1882, he married Adèle Lelièvre. He pursued his studies at Laval University and was admitted to the Bar in 1888. He was elected as a Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly (1888-1890) and was elected in Dorchester to the Legislative Assembly (1890-1904). From 1891 to 1896, he was the Secretary and Registrar of the province of Quebec in the cabinet of Charles-Eugène Boucher of Boucherville and of Louis-Olivier Taillon. He was then Attorney General of the province of Quebec in the cabinet of Edmund James Flynn (1896-1897). From 1911 to 1914, he was the Conservative Member of Parliament for the county of Québec and Minister in charge of the postal service in Ottawa in the cabinet of Robert Laird Borden. He was the president of a number of large companies (Canadian Electric Light, Chaudière Falls Pulp, and Quebec Railway, Light, Heat and Power). In the years 1914 and 1915, he held the position of judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, in Montreal. He was then appointed to the Court of King's Bench, in Quebec City (1915-1921). He died in Quebec City on February 8, 1921.

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