Pierre Mailloux, more commonly recognized as Doc Mailloux or Docteur Mailloux, was a Canadian psychiatrist and a radio show host known for his controversial viewpoints.
Age- 74 years
Born- 14 January 1949
Birthplace- Normandin, Canada
Died-12 January 2024
Death place- Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
Profession- Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst. Radio host, Hobby farmer
Details regarding Pierre Mailloux’s family are not available.
Pierre Mailloux was married, but the name of his wife is not publicly known, as he kept his personal life private.
He pursued his medical studies at Université Laval in Quebec City, and subsequently specialized in psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal.
In 1975, following his role as a psychiatrist for the Canadian Forces, he shifted his focus to working with assault offenders and actively participated as an expert witness in numerous trials within the psychiatric domain.
Mailloux was specifically involved in the Denis Lortie case. According to Mailloux, Lortie was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had orchestrated his crime during a psychotic episode, under the belief that he was following instructions from God. Despite this, Lortie was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985. However, a new trial was ordered due to legal errors, leading Lortie to plead guilty to reduced charges of second-degree murder in 1987.
In 1995, he embarked on his radio career at CKAC, a Montreal-based radio station, alongside co-host Janine Ross. Over the years, the title of his radio show on the Radiomédia network underwent changes, transitioning from “Un psy à l’écoute” to “Deux psy à l’écoute” and eventually becoming “Doc Mailloux.” However, in 2007, CKAC transformed into a sports station, leading to the cancellation of the program.
Subsequently, Mailloux continued his radio presence on Radio X, located in Quebec City. He later hosted “Doc Mailloux et Josey” on Patreon and made appearances as a commentator on CJMF-FM, also based in Quebec City.
Mailloux authored several books, one of which is titled “Pour la castration volontaire des pédophiles,” advocating for the voluntary castration of pedophiles.
Mailloux was embroiled in numerous controversies throughout his career. In 2002, he faced an official reprimand from the Collège des médecins for making on-air diagnoses, providing inaccurate information about a drug, and making comments deemed “unworthy of a doctor.”
Known for his provocative stance, Mailloux frequently discussed contentious topics such as voluntary castration of pedophiles, violence towards children, incest, and often criticized feminists. His role as an on-air psychiatrist for the reality show Loft Story led to disputes with the parents of a participant due to his remarks about her behavior.
In 2005, regulatory bodies ruled against Mailloux for making discriminatory remarks about ethnic groups and promoting racially insensitive views on intelligence. He was indefinitely barred from the Collège des médecins in 2007 for prescribing abusive doses of neuroleptics to patients, posing a threat to the medical profession. Despite being reinstated, Mailloux continued to make controversial statements, including gender-related remarks and criticism of political figures in 2007.
Net Worth 2024
As of 2024, the estimated net worth of Mailloux is reported to be $1.5 million.
Cause of Death
Pierre Mailloux, known by the moniker “Doc Mailloux,” has passed away at the age of 74. The controversial Quebec media figure, a psychiatrist, took his last breath in Trois-Rivières on Friday morning. Having battled a kidney infection last year, he departed peacefully, as conveyed in a brief online message by his radio collaborator, Josey Arsenault.
In the 1980s, Mailloux gained recognition in Quebec for his distinctive gray beard, professorial glasses, and distinctive gait (resulting from a lost leg in a car accident). His notoriety heightened when he assumed the role of an expert counsel during the trial of Denis Lortie. His background as a psychiatrist and unreserved opinions eventually led him to the radio waves, culminating in his own show on CKAC in 1995.