Former Quebec Premier Bernard Landry Passes Away At 81

Landry – who wanted Quebec to leave Canada – was elected as Premier in 2001 while leading the Parti Quebecois.

Quebec sovereigntist Bernard Landry – who served as Deputy Premier, and Finance Minister before becoming Premier of Quebec in 2001 – has died at age 81.

Landry lost the Premiership in 2003, after being defeated by Jean Charest.

Landry was a key figure in the Quebec Separatist movement, holding many key positions and taking over after the resignation of Lucien Bouchard.

Following Landry’s passing, people across Canada expressed their condolences:

“My condolences to Bernard Landry’s family and friends. We will remember his dedication to the province of Quebec and public life.”

“C’est avec une profonde tristesse que j’ai appris le décès du premier ministre du Québec, Bernard Landry. Le Québec perd un grand homme, un fidèle serviteur de la nation et un homme de devoir. J’annonce que M. Bernard Landry aura des funérailles d’État.”

“Mayor Valérie Plante says Bernard Landry was a visionary who recognized Montreal’s potential as a creative, technological hub”

“In my name and on behalf of the Chiefs of @APNQL, my sympathies to the family of Bernard Landry. Our deepest respect to the memory of this “Brave” of relations between QC and #FirstNations.”

Landry will be given a state funeral.

Spencer Fernando

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