Former Liberal MP Yves St Denis has died –

Former Liberal MP Yves St-Denis has died –

Former Liberal MP Yves St-Denis died last week at the age of 60.

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This was confirmed to the QMI agency by the daughter of the businessman and politician, Gabrielle St-Denis.

Yves St-Denis was on vacation in the Dominican Republic when he went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and bleeding. He died as a result of complications while nursing staff were preparing him for surgery, it said.

“He was a very generous person who gave his time to his friends, family and even people he didn’t know. He was a very dedicated person, especially in Argenteuil County. He was loved by many, many, many people,” Gabrielle St-Denis told QMI Agency.

Global Affairs said:[être] is aware of the death of a Canadian citizen in the Dominican Republic,” it said in an email to the QMI agency, without confirming the identity.

“Consular officials stand ready to provide consular assistance and support to the family and are in contact with local authorities for further information. Due to confidentiality reasons, no further information can be shared,” it was clarified.

The former politician became a mortgage broker for the Montreal-based company Multi-Prêts Hypothèques. On January 15th, Yves St-Denis also posted some photos on board a “southbound” plane where we see him working for a client. “To take out a mortgage on 35,000 feet, I never thought I would do this one day!” he wrote in particular.

Fallen politician

After studying at Ahuntsic College, Yves St-Denis became a manager and owner of several companies over the course of his professional life from 1986 onwards.

In 1995 and 1996 he became president of the Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, then from 1996 to 1998 of the Moulins Regional Chamber of Commerce. The businessman then served as president of the Rassemblement scolaire des Affluents from 1998 to 2014 and then of the Affluents school board from 2007 to 2014.

His political career began in 2014 when he was elected Liberal MP for the Laurentians in Argenteuil.

From 2016 to 2018 he was parliamentary assistant to the minister responsible for labor. He resigned from the Liberal caucus in 2018 after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against an employee in 2014. In the same year he ran as an independent candidate in the parliamentary elections, but was defeated.

In 2019, the politician was found guilty of the sexual assault on a Laurentides councilor in 2017. The judge granted him a conditional discharge as punishment.