Cuvillier represented Huntingdon in Lower Canada's legislative assembly from 1812 to 1830, and Laprairie from 1830 to 1834. He was one of the 3-man delegation sent by the assembly in 1828 to advise the British on the political and economic problems of Lower Canada (see CANADA COMMITTEE). However, he withdrew from active political life in 1834 after being estranged from Louis-Joseph Papineau's PATRIOTES. Having returned to politics in 1841 as the member for Huntingdon, he was elected speaker of the assembly, but was defeated in the 1844 election.
Author GERALD TULCHINSKY
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