Paul Comtois

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The Hon.
Paul Comtois
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Nicolet—Yamaska
In office
June 10, 1957 – October 12, 1961
Preceded by Maurice Boisvert
Succeeded by Clément Vincent
21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
October 12, 1961 – February 22, 1966
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Georges Vanier
Premier Jean Lesage
Preceded by Onésime Gagnon
Succeeded by Hugues Lapointe
Personal details
Born (1895-08-22)August 22, 1895
Pierreville, Quebec
Died February 21, 1966(1966-02-21) (aged 70)
Sillery, Quebec
Political party Progressive Conservative
Relations Charles-Ignace Gill, grand-nephew
Cabinet Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (1957–1961)

Paul Comtois, PC (August 22, 1895 – February 21, 1966) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Pierreville, Quebec, the son of Urbain Comtois and Elizabeth McCaffrey, he ran unsuccessfully for the Canadian House of Commons in the 1930 federal election and in a 1933 by-election. He was elected in 1957 election for the riding of Nicolet—Yamaska. A Progressive Conservative, he was re-elected in the 1958 election. From 1957 to 1961, he was the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys. In 1961, he was appointed the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

He served until 1966, when he was killed in a fire that destroyed his official residence. While trying to save the Blessed Sacrament from the private chapel, he was overcome by the flames.

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