Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Benoît Sauvageau

August 28, 2006
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today upon learning of the death of Benoît Sauvageau, Member of Parliament for Repentigny.

"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family, friends and House of Commons colleagues of Mr Benoît Sauvageau, who tragically died today.

“I know the prayers and thoughts of all Parliamentarians are with his loved ones during this sad and difficult time.

“Mr Sauvageau was proud of his Francophone roots, and was a dedicated MP who served his constituents well. He was appreciated by his colleagues for his integrity and human values and he will be missed."