Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

An influential journalist

Portrait of a man sitting in a chair with lion-head armrests.

Mr. Arthur Dansereau on the Point in Rivière-du-Loup (July 13, 1914).

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Ulric Lavoie coll., l00161.

Arthur Dansereau (1844‒1918) was a very influential French Canadian journalist who owned a summer home on the Point in Rivière-du-Loup in the early 20th century. An independent thinker, he advocated the ideas of the Conservatives in the first years of the Confederation. Long-time editor of La Minerve newspaper and, later politics editor at La Presse, he was consulted by politicians of all parties, who feared his criticism. 

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