Member of Parliament
He resigned his federal seat to be acclaimed Leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec in 1950. He ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the district of Joliette in the 1952 election, but was defeated by Minister of Labor and Union Nationale candidate Antonio Barrette.
Lapalme won a by-election in the district of Montréal-Outremont in 1953. He was re-elected in the 1956 election, but under his leadership, his party lost the election against the Union Nationale. He remained a Liberal leader until 1958 and remained Leader of the Opposition in Quebec until 1960.
It was during his leadership that the Quebec Liberal Party severed its affiliation with the federal Liberal Party in 1955.
Member of the Cabinet
Lapalme won re-election in the 1960 and 1962 elections. He never became premier, but served as deputy premier under Jean Lesage, and as Attorney-General and was the province's first Minister of Cultural Affairs. Lapalme did not run for re-election in the 1966 election.
Elections as party leader
- Politics of Quebec
- Timeline of Quebec history
- List of Quebec general elections
- List of Quebec leaders of the Opposition
- History of Quebec
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Georges-Émile Lapalme – Parliament of Canada biography