Montréal, June 2, 2015 – The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jacques Parizeau following the announcement of his death.
“The business community is grieving a great builder of the Québec state,” said President and CEO of the Board of Trade, Michel Leblanc. “A visionary statesman and outstanding economist, Mr. Parizeau played a decisive role in creating the pillars of our modern economy, including the Régie des rentes du Québec, the Société générale de financement, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Stock Savings Plan.”
“Through his tremendous determination and ambition for the economic success of Québec, Mr. Parizeau succeeded in creating a newfound confidence within the business world that was a driving force behind Québec Inc.,” Michel Leblanc said. “He was a great Montrealer, and we pay tribute to him today.”
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has over 7,000 members. Its mission is to be the voice of Montréal’s business community and to promote the city’s prosperity. It is involved in key areas of economic development, advocating a philosophy of action based on engagement, credibility, proactivity, collaboration and innovation. The Board of Trade also offers a range of specialized services to individuals and to business of all sizes to support them in their growth at home and abroad.
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Michelle LLambias Meunier
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042
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