| Share

Étienne Parent

Parent, Étienne (ātyĕnˈ päräNˈ) [key], 1801–74, French Canadian journalist and government official, b. Quebec prov. As editor of the Canadien he had a commanding position in French Canadian journalism and inspired many French Canadian writers. Parent took no active part in the rebellion of 1837, but he was briefly imprisoned for his attacks on the government. After the union of Upper and Lower Canada he was elected to the assembly. From 1847 to 1867 he was assistant secretary of Lower Canada and in 1867 he was acting assistant secretary of state for Canada.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Journalism and Publishing: Biographies

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring