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The Board of Trade pays tribute to Marcel Côté, an extraordinary Montrealer

Montréal, May 25, 2014 ‒ It is with great sadness that the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal learned today of the death of Marcel Côté.

“We have lost a great man,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. “Marcel Côté became a familiar face to the public during the last municipal elections. But throughout his career, he offered our society the benefit of his expertise. His talents as a strategist left their mark on our country, our province and our city.”

“Marcel Côté was a visionary economist and a seasoned businessman,” Mr. Leblanc said. “He was behind the foundation of SECOR Inc., a well-known and well-respected institution. But beyond his public image as a businessman, he was an arts enthusiast and a great philanthropist. He put everything he had into any cause he supported. The city and the business community are grieving the loss of a man with special qualities and singular passion. On a personal note, I have lost a mentor and a friend. On behalf of the Board of Trade, I would like to offer my condolences to his

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.

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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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