Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

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


Joseph LeVasseur Borglia



Borgia, Joseph LeVasseur (1773-1839), politician, was born at Quebec, on January 13, 1773, the son of Louis LeVasseur dit Borgia and Marie Anne Trudel. He was not, as has been stated, of Italian origin. Educated at the Quebec Seminary, he was called to the bar in 1800. In 1806 he was one of the founders of Le Canadien; in 1808 he was deprived of his commission in the militia by Sir James Craig, because of his connection with this newspaper, and in 1810 he was imprisoned. From 1808 to 1820, and again from 1824 to 1830, he represented Cornwallis in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada; and he was regarded as one of the more moderate reformers in the House. In his later years poverty compelled him to withdraw from politics, and he died at Quebec on June 28, 1839. See F. J. Audet, Joseph LeVasseur Borgia (Trans. Roy. Soc. Can., 1925).


Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 258.




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