|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Succeeded by||Henri-Thomas Taschereau|
|Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for De la Durantaye|
November 2, 1867 – 1877
|Succeeded by||Édouard Rémillard|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Montmagny|
|Preceded by||Louis-Napoléon Casault|
|Succeeded by||Replaced with the Canadian House of Commons|
|Born||March 22, 1824|
Nicolet, Lower Canada
|Died||November 7, 1877 (aged 53)|
He was born in Nicolet in Lower Canada in 1824, studied at the college there and then studied English in Rochester, New York. He returned and studied medicine, becoming a doctor in 1847 and settled at Montmagny. He was elected to represent Montmagny in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1857, 1861 and 1863; he was reelected after Confederation. He served in the cabinet as Commissioner of Crown Lands. He was also named to the Legislative Council of Quebec for La Durantaye division in 1867 and served until his death. He operated large farms at Montmagny and Cap-Saint-Ignace. Beaubien served as lieutenant-colonel in the local militia. He was also a director for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
He died in Montmagny in 1877.
He was the nephew of Pierre Beaubien, who had also been a member in the Legislative Assembly from Canada East. His daughter, Caroline-Alix, married Jules-Joseph-Taschereau Frémont, who later became a member of the House of Commons.
- "Joseph-Octave Beaubien". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
- Joseph-Octave Beaubien – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.