Panet House

Charles-Eugène Panet

Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Hon. Charles-Eugène Panet (1829–1898), Liberal, representing Quebec. He was appointed on 27 March 1874 by Alexander Mackenzie. He served until his resignation on 4 February 1875.


He was born in Quebec on November 27, 1829. He was the son of the Hon. Philippe Panet, late Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, Lower Canada. The maiden name of his mother was Luce Casgrain, a daughter of the Seigneur of La Bouteillerie.

He was educated at the Quebec Seminary and at the Jesuit College in Georgetown, Quebec. He studied law in Quebec Hon. T. T. Taschereau, late of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was called to the Bar of Lower Canada in 1854.


He was married three times and had sixteen children. The former Panet House, was built in Ottawa, Ontario by Colonel Charles-Eugène Panet, Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence, in 1876. In 1986, the Panet house became part of the King Edward Avenue Heritage Conservation District. The house is currently the Embassy of the Republic of Angola.


He practiced law for three years in Quebec (1854-1857). He was coroner for the City and District of Quebec for fourteen years. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel of the 9th Voltigeurs de Québec (1869-80). In 1886, he was gazetted a Colonel in the Canadian militia. In 1874 he was called to the Senate of Canada. In 1875 he resigned his seat in the Senate to accept the position of deputy minister of militia and defence, (1875-98). In 1888, he presented to Parliament a "Report upon the suppression of the rebellion in the North-West Territories and matters in connection therewith" Department of Militia and Defence.

He retained this position until shortly before his death at Ottawa on November 22, 1898.


The Panet building at the Royal Military College of Canada was named in his honour.


  • W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada , Vol. V, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 401p., p. 81. P. G. Roy, La famille Panet (Lévis, 1906).
  • The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Ontario Volume, 1880. Panet, Lieut. Col. Hon. Charles E.
  • Charles-Eugène Panet "Report upon the suppression of the rebellion in the North-West Territories and matters in connection therewith", presented to Parliament Ottawa, 1885.[Department of Militia and Defence].
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