WATCH: Former Montreal mayor Jean Doré has died after losing his battle with cancer. He was 70. Global’s Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports.
MONTREAL — Jean Doré has lost his battle with cancer.
In an interview in 2014, he said he accepted “the fact that I’m going to die.”
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Doré was elected mayor of Montreal in 1986, taking over from Jean Drapeau.
He was a founding member of the Montreal Citizens’ Movement (MCM) and was mayor of Montreal until 1994.
During his tenure he oversaw the renewal of the Old Port and the parks and beaches of Île Ste-Hélène.
Doré was also the mayor of the city during the École Polytechnique massacre. The family’s babysitter was one of the victims of the mass slaying at the Université de Montréal.
Doré studied law at the Université de Montréal and later received a Master’s degree at McGill University.
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