Quebec politician-turned-pundit dies in plane crash

March 29, 2016 11:14 PM

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A prominent figure in Quebec politics for several decades who was en route to his elderly father's funeral died Tuesday in a plane crash in the Magdalen Islands.

Jean Lapierre, 59, a former member of Parliament, was among seven people killed in the crash, CTV News Channel reported. The crash occurred in the Ilies-de-la-Madeleine off eastern Quebec amid wind and heavy snow, the station said.

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