On behalf of the New Democratic Party of Canada, I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the great Canadian Paul Desmarais.
Of Franco-Ontarian origin, Paul Desmarais built a powerful financial empire, Power Corporation, which today has branches in many parts of the world. Against all odds, he made the company into one of the flagships of Canadian entrepreneurship, by constantly diversifying its activities.
Desmarais had a tremendous influence on Canada’s economic and political life. His name will forever be associated with the economic history of our country.