Andrée Champagne dies at 80

Andrée Champagne, who made her name playing a key role in Les belles histoires des pays d’en haut, one of Radio-Canada’s best-loved téléromans, has died. She went from her TV role to a political career, representing the Progressive Conservatives for St-Hyacinthe and joining the Mulroney cabinet as Minister for Youth and Deputy Speaker. Later she was a Conservative senator for some years. She was 80. La Presse doesn’t say whether it was Covid.