In case you missed it, here’s what happened in Montreal on Aug. 9

A look at the day’s events in and around Montreal:

Funeral held in Montreal for Quebec education architect Paul Gérin-Lajoie

A funeral was held in Montreal on Thursday for Paul Gerin-Lajoie, a key architect of education system reforms in Quebec during the 1960s.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard were among the dignitaries who gathered for the service at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

“Paul Gerin-Lajoie was a man who shaped modern Quebec in so many ways, from its international presence to the education system that is world class,” Trudeau told reporters before the funeral.

“We are extraordinarily fortunate to have had such a man amongst us and to be able to celebrate his life and achievements.”

Gerin-Lajoie, who died June 25 at the age of 98, was the first education minister in modern Quebec history, from 1964 to 1966…

Original published: 2018-08-10 02:00:34 Read the full Montreal News here


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