Psychiatrist and commentator Pierre Mailloux dies at 74

Psychiatrist and commentator Pierre Mailloux, who was best known as “Doc Mailloux”, died Friday at Trois-Rivières hospital, his relatives announced. 

Suffering from an infection, he was 74 years old.

Doc Mailloux & Josey podcast team indicated that “the medical situation of our beloved national troublemaker has unfortunately deteriorated rapidly in the last few days.

The latter affirms that Quebecers loved “Doc Mailloux” because he “stood up in front of a system which tries to mold everyone into the same format

Pierre Mailloux began practicing psychiatry in the late 1970s, after studying at Laval University and McGill University.

About ten years later, he quietly made himself known to the general public with the hosting of a radio show — first with the title Un psy à l'oreille — from 1995 to 2007 on CKAC.

It will especially be his escapades and his disagreements with the College of Physicians of Quebec that will attract the attention of the media in recent years.

Mr. Mailloux was disbarred several times during his career. In 2022, the Supreme Court again refused to hear the case of the psychiatrist who then wished to sue the College of Physicians for a little over 10 million.