Pierre Denaut

Pierre Denaut was the tenth bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Quebec and the last before it became an Archdiocese. He served as bishop from 1797 to 1806. Pierre Denaut was born at Montreal on 20 July, 1743, the seventh son of André and Françoise Boyer Denaut, his father was a stone mason. After studying at the Sulpician school in Montreal, in 1758 he entered the Petit Séminaire de Québec, but in the summer of 1759 moved to the Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice in Montreal, he was appointed secretary to vicar general of Montreal. Denaut was ordained priest in 1767 by Bishop Jean-Olivier Briand in the Church of Saint-Pierre, on the Île d'Orléans. Shortly after his ordination he served as parish priest at Soulange, having responsibility for the missions at Vaudreuil and Ile Perrot. During the American invasion in 1775, he kept his flock faithful to their sovereign. In 1788 he was made an archpriest. In 1790, Bishop Jean-François Hubert appointed Denaut vicar-general of the Diocese of Quebec. In May 1794 Bishop Bailly, coadjutor to Bishop Hubert and Hubert chose Denaut for the position.

Denaut was consecrated on 29 June 1795 at the Church of Notre-Dame. Worn out with his labors, Bishop Hubert resigned in 1797. Denaut took charge of the diocese, continued to remained near Montreal, he named Joseph-Octave Plessis, curé of Notre-Dame, as his vicar general to serve at Quebec, in September 1797 named Jean-Henry-Auguste Roux, Superior of the Sulpician seminary, vicar general for the district of Montreal. Denaut indicated his intention to make Plessis his coadjutor; the popularity of Plessis with French Canadians excited the hostility of the English party. According to Appleton's "The Duke of Kent, was holding court in Quebec, at the same time carrying on an intrigue with a married woman in the neighboring village of Beauport; the parish priest of this town secretly favored the liaison, and, to reward his complaisance, the young prince used every effort to have him appointed coadjutor bishop." Bishop Denaut insisted on the choice of Plessis, elected by the clergy, declared that they neither should nor would hold another election.

In presence of this unexpected resistance, the Canadian government withdrew their candidate and General Prescott, the governor of the province, who opposed the appointment yielded to the demands of public opinion. Denaut visited his entire diocese, travelling through Upper Canada on his way to Detroit, in 1801 and 1802. There he created for English-speaking Catholics, the parishes of St. Andrew and St. Raphael, which he entrusted to Rev. Alexander Mcdonell. In 1803, via Burlington and Boston, he visited the Maritime Provinces, he put an end to the celebration of patronal feasts in parishes where they gave rise to disorders, worked with the religious congregations established in his diocese. An enlightened patron of education, the primary school founded by Abbé Brassard at Nicolet, he made a classical school, now the seminary of Nicolet, he aided in enlarging Montreal College in 1804. Bishop Denaut is described as "a modest, reflective man", he resisted the encroachments of a British governor claiming the right of presentation to parishes, opposed the "Royal Institution" investing Protestants with the control of public instruction.

He was both firm in the defence of episcopal rights. Denaut was buried in the parish church; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Pierre Denaut". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Wilson, J. G.. "Denaut, Peter". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. Pierre Denaut at Find a Grave

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The regiment is subordinate to 3rd Canadian Division. Based at the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street in Vancouver, the regiment serves in both times of war and civil emergency, such as disaster relief after earthquakes or floods, it contributes individual volunteers or "augmentees" to Canadian Forces operations around the world. The regiment was formed in 1910 and served overseas in both World War I and World War II. Members of the Seaforth Highlanders have deployed on many missions since World War II including Korea, Cyprus and most in Afghanistan. Originated 24 November 1910 in Vancouver, British Columbia as the 72nd Highlanders of Canada Redesignated 15 April 1912 as the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Redesignated 16 December 1912 as the 72nd Regiment "Seaforth Highlanders of Canada" Redesignated 12 March 1920 as The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Redesignated 7 November 1940 as the 2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Redesignated 1 November 1945 as The Seaforth Highlanders of CanadaLineage of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada: 72nd Battalion, CEF 231st Battalion, CEF The 72nd Battalion, CEF was authorized on 10 July 1915 and embarked for Britain on 23 April 1916.

It disembarked in France on 13 August 1916, where it fought as part of the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion disbanded on 30 August 1920; the 231st Battalion, CEF was authorized on 15 July 1916 and embarked for Britain on 11 April 1917, where, on 22 April 1917, its personnel were absorbed by the 24th Reserve Battalion, CEF to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion disbanded on 11 April 1918; the regiment mobilized The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, CASF for active service on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, CASF on 7 November 1940, it embarked for Britain on 20 December 1939. The battalion landed in Sicily on 10 July 1943 and in Italy on 4 September 1943 as part of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. On 14 March 1945, it moved with the I Canadian Corps to North-West Europe as part of Operation Goldflake, where it fought until the end of the war.

The overseas battalion disbanded on 31 October 1945. On 1 June 1945, a second Active Force component of the regiment was mobilized for service in the Pacific theatre of operations designated as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, CASF; the battalion disbanded on 1 November 1945. On 4 May 1951, the regiment mobilized two temporary Active Force companies designated "E" and "F" Company. "E" Company was reduced to nil strength when its personnel were incorporated into the 1st Canadian Highland Battalion for service in Germany with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It disbanded on 29 July 1953. "F" Company was used as a reinforcement pool for "E" Company. On 15 May 1952, it was reduced to nil strength when its personnel were absorbed by the newly formed 2nd Canadian Highland Battalion for service in Korea with the United Nations. "F" Company disbanded on 29 July 1953. The regiment contributed an aggregate of more than 20% of its authorized strength to the various Task Forces which served in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014.

In the list below, battle honours in small capitals are for participation in large operations and campaigns, while those in lowercase indicate honours granted for more specific battles. Those battle honours in bold type are emblazoned on the regimental colour. First World War Second World War South-West Asia Afghanistan In 1909 members of Vancouver's Scottish community sought to raise a highland regiment in Vancouver; the question was first put to the Gaelic societies and the idea was received favourably. A meeting was held on 11 May 1909, in the St. Andrews and Caledonian Societies rooms to discuss the issue; the topic continued to be discussed in the Scottish circles of the city. The delegates met again on 17 January 1910, it was reported that an application had been sent to the Minister of Militia to raise a highland regiment in Vancouver, it had been decided to apply for the number 72, that of the Seaforth Highlanders in Scotland, that number being vacant on the Canadian Militia List. On 24 November 1910, authorization was received from the Militia Department for the formation of a new regiment in Vancouver bearing the number 72, wearing the same uniform and tartan as the Seaforth Highlanders of the Imperial service.

In a letter dated April 11, 1911, consent to use the name Seaforth Highlanders of Canada was received from the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Imperial Seaforth Highlanders. On 22 June 1911, the years of hard work culminated in the first parade of the regiment on the parade ground in downtown Vancouver, at Larwill Park the bus depot of Pacific Coast Stage Lines and now a parking lot, between the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Beatty Street Drill Hall; the Seaforths first saw active service the next year in the summer of 1912 when rallies by striking coal miners in the area around Nanaimo led to rioting. The miners were striking because of workplace safety concerns, such as lethal gas explosions that had killed hundreds. A company from the Seaforths was sent to maintain the peace. Though not a shot was fired, peace was restored and maintained until the unit was called back to