Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Frederick Debartzch Monk


Monk, Frederick Debartzch (1856-1914), minister of public works for Canada, (1911-12), was born at Mont real, Lower Canada, on April 6,, 1856, the fourth son of the Hon. S. C. Monk and Rosalie Caroline, daughter of the Hon. P: D. Debartzch. He was educated at McGill University (B.C.L., 1877), and was called to the Quebec bar in 1878 (Q.C., 1893). From 1896 to 1914 he represented Jacques Cartier in the Canadian House of Commons; from 1900 to 1904 he was leader of the Liberal-Conservative party in the province of Quebec ; and in 1911 he was given the portfolio of public works in the Borden administration. He had by this time, however, developed strong Nationalist leanings; and in 1912 he resigned from the cabinet as the result of a disagreement with his colleagues over the naval policy of the government. He died at Montreal on May 15, 1914. In 1879 he married Marie Louise, daughter of D. H. Sénécal, of Montreal. He was an LL.D. of Laval University (1890).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., pp. 319-320.



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