The story behind Rue Cuvillier


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Austin Cuvillier was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, 1841-1843.

This street was named in honour of Austin (Augustin) Cuvillier (1779- 1849), a militia officer, businessman and politician in Lower Canada and Canada East.

A native of Quebec City, Cuvillier was first hired by a Montreal auctioneer, eventually taking over the business when his employer retired.