Route 139 in Granby renamed after Jean Lapierre

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Lapierre was MP for Shefford from 1979 to 1992 and MP for Outremont and federal transport minister from 2004 to 2006. He grew to become a political commentator after retiring from politics, together with for 98.5 FM, TVA, CTV Montreal and CJAD 800. He’s initially from the Îles-de-la-Madeleine area, the place he died in a aircraft crash in 2016 throughout a visit to his father’s funeral.

“When our father left his native islands, he arrived in Granby to check and instantly adopted the world and its individuals,” Marie-Anne and Jean-Michel Lapierre mentioned. “He adored the Jap Townships; he spent his summers right here and deliberate to spend his retirement. That his reminiscence stays alive in a area the place he was so joyful is an immense privilege.”

Town of Granby can be constructing a public sq. to be named after Lapierre.

Two indicators with Lapierre’s title can even be put in in each instructions on Route 139. Indicators on Freeway 10 at Exit 68 can even be modified.