Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and broadcaster, Died at 59

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Jean-Charles Lapierre was born on May 7, 1956, and died on March 29, 2016.

He was a Canadian television broadcaster and a former federal politician.

He was known as Paul Martin’s Quebec lieutenant during the period of the Martin government.

Jean returned to the Canadian House of Commons after an eleven-year absence when he won a seat in the 2004 federal election for the Montreal riding of Outremont.

Lapierre was appointed to the Canadian Cabinet as Minister of Transport, on July 20, 2004, serving until February 6, 2006.

He announced his intention to resign from federal politics, on January 11, 2007.

Jean-Charles Lapierr resigned as the MP for Outremont on January 28, 2007.

He died while on a plane that crashed on approach to Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport, on March 29, 2016.

Jean Lapierr announced that he was going to retire at the end of the month.On January 11, 2007

Around January 28, 2007 he did just that.

After that he returned as a political analyst with Quebec television network TVA and Montreal radio station 98.5 FM.

He work as a co-hosted a political show with reporter Paul Larocque called Larocque-Lapierre.

Also serving as a political commentator for CJAD radio in Montreal and FM 93 in Quebec city.

Jean contributed regularly to Power Play and Question Period on the CTV network.

During 2014, Jean became coauthor with Chantal Hébert of the non-fiction book The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was, which was a shortlisted nominee for the 2015 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Jean Lapierre passed away at 59 yrs old onroute to his fathers funeral in a plane crash.

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