Artists’ residence in L’Assomption to be named after Jacques Parizeau

Floor-breaking ceremony in l’Assomption on Sunday kicked off of building on what is going to develop into the Maison Jacques-Parizeau. Amongst those that hoisted shovels have been Parizeau’s widow, Lisette Lapointe, third from the correct, Premier François Legault, fourth from the left, Nathalie Roy, third from left, Minister of Tradition and Communications.

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L’ASSOMPTION — Quebec Premier François Legault was in L’Assomption on Sunday for a ground-breaking ceremony on the development of Maison Jacques-Parizeau, an artists’ residence designed to assist nurture to fruition many artistic tasks.

The 2-storey constructing, which is predicted to price about $1.5 million, can be subsequent door to the Hector-Charland Theatre and may accommodate as much as a dozen artists.

“Tradition is the soul of a folks,” Legault mentioned. “It’s what we’re. Our artists thrill thousands and thousands of Quebecers and make us proud everywhere in the world.”

Jacques Parizeau is remembered as a former premier, economist, and professor, however behind the politician was an important lover of tradition, Legault mentioned. It’s this important side of Parizeau’s life that his adopted group of L’Assomption is selecting to honour by giving his title to the long run artists’ residence, Legault added.

A number of members of Parizeau’s household attended the press convention, as did various elected officers and artists.

Parizeau’s widow, Lisette Lapointe, quoted a speech her late husband as soon as gave, by which he mentioned: “There’s nothing extra lovely than beginnings.”

Building of the residence is to be start in earnest this spring, and the home will function an incubator for creative tasks.

Legault mentioned he was “very proud to honour an important Quebecer” by collaborating within the ground-breaking ceremony. Legault is the second MNA for the district of L’Assomption to develop into premier, after Parizeau.

Parizeau, Legault mentioned, is likely one of the nice builders of Quebec, “in the identical class as Jean Lesage and René Lévesque. He envisioned huge issues for Quebec and he devoted his life to public service, to the service of Quebecers,” mentioned Legault, including that Parizeau is, to him, an important supply of inspiration.

Parizeau served as member of the nationwide meeting for the district of L’Assomption for 14 years. Whereas premier, he acted as minister of tradition from February to August of 1995.