Former Quebec premier and separatist Bernard Landry dead at 81

Nov 6 2018, 8:14 pm

Bernard Landry, the 28th premier of Quebec, has died. He served as Quebec’s Premier from 2001 until 2003.

Landry will be remembered as a committed member of the sovereignty movement.

The 81-year-old was a Quebec lawyer, teacher, politician and leader of the Parti Québécois. He had been ill for some time.

Landry took over the leadership of the Parti Québécois when Lucien Bouchard stepped down in 2001, leading the sovereignist party until 2005.

In 2003, Landry lost the Quebec general election to Jean Charest’s Quebec Liberal Party.

He will be remembered as an influential member of Quebec’s independence movement as the project now passes on to younger generations.

Bernard Landry is survived by his wife, Chantal Renaud.

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