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    Canadian Crash Kills Seven, Including Jean Lapierre

    A sad trip turned tragic. The political commentator and former Liberal federal cabinet minister was traveling to attend the funeral of his father when the plane he was flying on with his wife, sister and two brothers crashed into an island near Quebec. Officials have confirmed that seven died aboard the privately owned plane, which was trying to land amid fog and freezing rain on the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Lapierre, a former Transport Minister, is being remembered by Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre as a “man of dignity” and a quick-witted commentator.

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