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DORION, Sir Antoine Aime, Canadian statesman, born in Ste. Anne de la Perade, Quebec, 17 January 1818. He was educated at Nieolet College, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in January 1842. He was a representative for Montreal in the Canada assembly from 1854 till 1861, when he was defeated ; and for Hochelaga from 1862 till 1867. He represented the same County in the commons from the union until the general election of 1872, when he was returned for Napierville, which he represented till 1874. He declined a seat in the Canadian cabinet in 1859, but was a member of the executive council of Canada several times, holding the portfolios of commissioner of crown lands from 2 till 4 August 1858, when the government resigned; provincial secretary from May 1862, till January 1863, when he resigned on the question of the Intercolonial railway; and attorney general of Lower Canada and leader of the government (with John Sandfield Macdonald as premier) from May 1863, till March 1864, when the administration retired from office. He was sworn of the privy council, 7 November 1873, and was minister of justice from that date until his appointment, in June 1874, as chief justice of the province of Quebec. He was administrator of the province of Quebec in December 1876, during the last illness of Lieutenant GOvernor. Carom Sir Antoine was a leader of the Rouge or French Canadian liberal party of Quebec from his entrance into political life until his retirement. He occupied for years a distinguished place at the bar, and was knighted in 1877.His father, P. A. Dorion, represented Champlain in the assembly of Lower Canada from 1830 till 1838.
His brother, JEAN BAPTISTE ERIC (who died in November 1866), sat in the Canada assembly. Another brother, PIERRE NERO, had a seat in the House of Commons.
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