The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Bernard Landry:
“Today, I join Quebecers to honour the memory of Bernard Landry, a former Premier of Quebec.
“Mr. Landry was a dedicated leader who played a central role in a defining chapter of Quebec’s history. He devoted much of his life to making a difference in the lives of Quebecers.
“Mr. Landry held many provincial Cabinet positions before becoming Premier in 2001. After leaving politics, he remained an active member of his community and continued to contribute to public life. In recognition of his work as a politician, lawyer, author, and professor, he was appointed a Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec and Commander of the Légion d’honneur by the Government of France.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I offer our condolences to Mr. Landry’s family, friends, and colleagues.”