Former Liberal MP Yves St Denis is no more

Former Liberal MP Yves St-Denis is no more

The former Liberal MP for Argenteuil, Yves St-Denis, is no more. He died of a brain tumor a few days ago at the age of 60 while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Posted at 1:22 p.m.


This was confirmed by relatives and members of his environment on social networks. “Life has unfairly taken away a great man from us. A father, a son, a brother, a cousin, a great friend. No words can alleviate the sudden loss of a loved one,” testified his son and daughter, Alexandre St-Denis and Gabrielle St-Denis, in a joint message on social networks.

“His loss leaves a huge void in our lives. Let's fill this gap with all the beautiful memories, his advice, his little touches and his humor. father [on] I love you and think we will miss you. Bon voyage,” they added, recalling “his 60th birthday party where he was able to say goodbye to everyone at the beginning of last December.”

According to multiple media outlets, the former provincial elected official died on January 19 from pre-operative complications from an unknown brain tumor. He was diagnosed with the disease and the bleeding at a hospital in the Dominican Republic.

A former businessman involved in several companies, Mr. St-Denis was until recently a mortgage broker at Multi-Prêts Hypothèques. His most recent publication on the subject was on January 15, when he proudly emphasized that he had taken out a mortgage while flying high “at 35,000 feet.”

In the past, he was notably president of the Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, then of the Les Moulins Chamber of Commerce at the end of the 1990s. He also headed the Commission scolaire des Affluents for more than ten years.

In April 2014, he was elected Argenteuil deputy under Philippe Couillard's Liberal government. His mandate was particularly characterized by his work as parliamentary assistant to the Minister responsible for labor, Dominique Vien, between 2016 and 2018.

Yves St-Denis was expelled from the Quebec Liberal Party caucus in 2018 following a sexual misconduct case. A political staffer then claimed that she had received an explicit photo of a sexual act from the MP. Shortly afterwards, the MP was defeated in the last elections as an independent candidate.

In August 2019, the deceased was also found guilty of the sexual assault on a Laurentides city councilor in 2017. He was subsequently sentenced to a conditional discharge and community service at the Saint-Jérôme courthouse.