The ex-liberal cabinet minister André Bourbeau died Sunday morning at the age of 81 years, announced his son Eric on his page Facebook.
Various media have also taken up the new.
Éric Bourbeau writes that his father has left his own “in his sleep, peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones.” The former politician had been diagnosed with cancer, 20 years ago, has mentioned the son.
If it was very briefly the state of the “beautiful” career in business and politics from his father, both at the provincial level than municipal, Mr. Bourbeau has preferred to talk of her father’s contributions in the field of arts.
According to Eric Bourbeau, Andre Bourbeau, “has contributed greatly to the development of the movement of Jeunesses Musicales Canada and has launched the Montreal International Music Competition [MIMC], now one of the most prestigious in the world”.
Moreover, since 19 February last, the House of the JMC, located on the Avenue du Mont-Royal, Montreal, bears the name of House André Bourbeau of Jeunesses Musicales Canada, in honour, says the organization’s website, “this music-lover and philanthropist who has managed to give a terrific to JMC during its presidency of their foundation”.
For its part, the MCMI was state of his “immense sorrow”, on his Twitter account.
The biography of André Bourbeau on the website of the national Assembly indicates that he was born at Verdun, in 1936. He has exercised the profession of notary from 1960 to 1981.
André Bourbeau has been a municipal councillor in Saint-Lambert from 1970 to 1978, before becoming mayor of that city in 1981.
The provincial political arena attracts. In 1981, he was elected a liberal mp in the riding of Laporte, on the South Shore. It will be re-elected by comfortable majorities in 1985, 1989, 1994 and 1998.
Robert Bourassa named him minister of municipal Affairs, a position he held from 1985 to 1988. It will then be minister of manpower and income Security June 23, 1988 to January 12, 1994. He became Finance minister from January to September 1994.
His biography also notes that he was “chairman of the board of directors of the fondation Jeunesses Musicales du Canada from 1997” and president of the Fondation Wilfrid-Pelletier from 1998 to 2003.
After his departure from political life, he became chairman of the board of directors of Hydro-Québec from 2003 to 2006.
He was also the brother of the former minister of a conservative Monique Landry.