Philippe Roy

Senate of Canada Liberal Party of Canada Queen's Privy Council for Canada

Philippe Roy

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Senator for Edmonton, Alberta
In office
March 8, 1906 – April 21, 1911
Appointed byWilfrid Laurier
Personal details
Born(1868-02-13)February 13, 1868
St-François, Quebec, Canada
DiedDecember 10, 1948(1948-12-10) (aged 80)
Political partyLiberal

Philippe Roy, PC (February 13, 1868 – December 10, 1948) was a Canadian physician, politician, and diplomat.

In 1906, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial government division of Edmonton, Alberta. During this time he would and launch Le Courrier de l'Ouest a french language paper with future Alberta Senator Prosper-Edmond Lessard which reached a circulation of 8,000.[1][2] A Liberal, he resigned in 1911.[3] From 1911 to 1928, he was Canada's commissioner general in France. From 1928 to 1938, he was the first envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. He concurrently served as the government of Quebec's agent-general in Paris from 1911 until 1912 when the federal government required him to represent only it.


  1. ^ "SENATOR LESSARD DIES IN ALBERTA: Minister in Province's First Cabinet--Two Vacancies in Upper House LIBERALS STILL IN LEAD". The Globe and Mail. Edmonton. April 13, 1931. p. 3.
  2. ^ Foran, Timothy (2015). "Lessard, Prosper-Edmond". In Cook, Ramsay; Bélanger, Réal (eds.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XVI (1931–1940) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  3. ^ Philippe Roy – Parliament of Canada biography