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OUIMET, Joseph Alderic, Canadian member of parliament, born in Sainte Rose, Quebec, 20 May, 1848. He was educated at the seminary of St. Therese de Blainville, and graduated in law at Victoria college, Cobourg, in 1869. He was admitted to the bar of Lower Canada in 1870, and appointed queen's counsel in 1880. Mr. Ouimet was first elected to the Dominion parliament in November, 1873, re-elected in 1874, 1878, 1882, and 1887, and appointed speaker of the house on 13 April of the last-named year. He is lieutenant-colonel of the 65th battalion of volunteer rifles, and commanded it in the Northwest rebellion campaign in 1885.
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