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Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, King's Engineer

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Guest speaker: Jean-Pierre RaymondMichelChartierDeLotbiniere


When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 19:30 to 21:00

Where: Centennial Hall,

             288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4

Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period


Jean-Pierre Raymond, Engineer and history enthusiast, resident of Dorval, will impersonate the first Canadian born engineer in his 1758 King Engineer’s outfit. He will describe the career and political thought of Michel Chartier de Lotbinière who participated in the War of Austrian Succession, the 7-year War, the American Independence War and the French Revolution. In 1763, he owned 7 seigneuries, 5 in the new Province of Québec including the seigneuries of Lotbinière, of Vaudreuil and of Rigaud and two in New York State. He was involved in London, England, in the debate concerning the Quebec Act convincing the House of Commons to adopt the French Laws (Coutume de Paris), the French language and the Catholic religion, which gave the Province de Québec its difference in status.