1981 By Election
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1929.08.06 - St-Paul, Quebec, Canada.
Businessman, Public Relations Executive, Sales Manager.
Progressive Conservative (PC): 1965-71 and 1974-88.
Union Nationale: 1981.
1988 - Did not seek re-election.
1984.09.04 - Joliette, Quebec - Re-Elected.
1981.08.17 (By) - Joliette, Quebec - Re-Elected.
1981.03.16 - Resigned to enter provincial politics.
1980.02.18 - Joliette, Quebec - Re-Elected.
1979.05.22 - Joliette, Quebec - Re-Elected.
1974.07.08 - Joliette, Quebec - Re-Elected.
1972.10.30 - Joliette, Quebec - Re-Elected.
1968.06.25 - Joliette, Quebec - Elected.
1965.11.08 - Joliette-l'Assomption-Montcalm, Quebec - Defeated.
Minister of State (1986.06.30 - 1987.02.19).
Minister of Public Works (1984.09.17 - 1986.06.29).
Minister of Supply and Services (1979.06.04 - 1980.03.02).
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (Député):
1981.04.13 - Berthier - Defeated.
Leader of the Union Nationale (January - May 1981). Elected Leader
by acclamation in January 1981. In the 1981 elections, the Union Nationale
ran 121 candidates and won no seats (loss of 11 seats). LaSalle resigned
as Leader immediately after the 1981 provincial elections to return
to federal politics.
the Progressive Conservatives in 1971 to protest PC leader Robert Stanfield's
vocal rejection of the concept that Canada was composed of "two
nations" (deux nations) and that Quebec had a right to self-determination.
LaSalle was re-elected as an independent candidate in the 1972 election
with the support of the separatist Parti Québécois. LaSalle
returned to the PC caucus in 1974.
were laid against LaSalle in June 1986 for accepting bribes as Public
Works Minister. Parliamentary pressure forced LaSalle to resign as Minister
in February 1987. The criminal case was dismissed after he resigned.