Albert Gigaire was a police officer, a businessman and a local politician in Shawinigan, Quebec. He was the eighth Mayor of Shawinigan from 1930 to 1936. ·
He was born in 1872 in Saint-Barnabé, Mauricie.
Gigaire served as a council member from 1918 to 1920.
He ran for mayor in Shawinigan in 1930 and won. Gigaire was re-elected in 1932 and 1934.
Under his administration, which took place during the Great Depression, the following facilities were dedicated:The city Water Works Building (the structure still stands at 1843, boulevard des Hêtres);
Parc Saint-Maurice (the downtown public playground had been completed ten years earlier);
Sainte-Thérèse Hospital (located at 1705, avenue Georges).
Gigaire did not run in 1936.
He died in 1959.
Rue Gigaire (Gigaire Street) in the Christ-Roi neighborhood was named to honor him.