The Canadian PressDecember 3, 2013 14:46
MONTREAL - Tributes poured in for the late Paul Desmarais on Tuesday at a commemorative ceremony headlined by a veritable who's who of public figures past and present.
Four Canadian prime ministers, a former French president and five Quebec premiers were among those who attended a two-hour memorial for the business tycoon at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica. He died Oct. 8 at the age of 86.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and two of his predecessors, Jean Chretien and Brian Mulroney, delivered eulogies for a man described as both a business titan and a humble, giving friend.