Guy Saint-Pierre was an exemplary business leader – a visionary builder who cared deeply about his employees, his community, his province, and his country.

After a career in the Armed Forces, he served two terms in Quebec’s National Assembly, during which he held the portfolios of Minister of Education and Minister of Industry and Trade. During his subsequent business career, he was a key architect of SNC-Lavalin’s emergence as a global engineering firm. He also served on the boards of Alcan, BCE, Bell, General Motors of Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada.

Guy Saint-Pierre was Chair of the Business Council before and after the divisive 1995 referendum on Quebec sovereignty. He was an outspoken and passionate advocate for Quebec’s place within a united Canada.

On behalf of the Business Council and its members across Canada, I offer deepest condolences to his wife Francine and his family.