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Pierre-François Casgrain

Pierre-François Casgrain, PC (August 4, 1886 – August 2, 1950) was a Canadian politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons from 1936 to 1940.

Born in Liberal Party of Canada and the Quebec Liberal Party.

When his father-in-law, Sir Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Charlevoix, retired from politics, Casgrain decided to run for the seat as a Liberal in the 1917 election. The campaign occurred as a result of the Conscription Crisis of 1917. Casgrain ran as an opponent of the draft (see Laurier Liberals, and was elected to the Canadian House of Commons.

From 1921 to 1925, Casgrain was the parliamentary whip of the Quebec Liberal caucus, and from 1926 to 1936, he was the Chief Whip of the Liberal caucus.

Casgrain was nominated by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King

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