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Joseph Léonide Perron, K.C., M.L.C. (1872-1930)

A lawyer, Joseph Léonide Perron purchased farm #18 in 1906 and he built a summer residence and a model farm. He became the first Mayor of Beaconsfield (1910-1916). He was a provincial liberal candidate; K.C. in 1903, Minister of Roads in 1921 and of agriculture. His model farm had a vineyard, he raised horses and domestic animals.

He lost his municipal election in 1916 because of the relocation of the old Lakeshore road and the construction of Beaconsfield Blvd which had not been accepted by everyone. It won’t be till 1928 that there would be closure on the relocation of the road.