Montréal, October 9, 2013 ‒ After the announcement of the death of Paul Desmarais, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal would like to offer his family and loved ones its most sincere condolences.
The city’s business community is mourning the loss of a great Montrealer today. From modest beginnings, Paul Desmarais built one of the greatest business success stories Quebec has ever known. Through his perseverance, vision and tremendous talent as a manager, he created a remarkable enterprise that reminds all Quebecers that we can succeed at home and abroad. In addition to his contribution to the Canadian business world, this great patron gave back generously to the community through his many philanthropic activities.
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s flag flies at half mast today. One of Canada’s greatest businessmen has left us.
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
Michelle LLambias Meunier
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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