Yvon Lamarre dies of Covid

Yvon Lamarre, chairman of Jean Drapeau’s executive committee from 1978 to 1986, and later editor of the Journal de Montréal for five years, died this week of Covid. He was 85. Lamarre is credited with creating the city’s housing bureau, the Lachine Canal park and the city’s initial bike paths, as well as the adoption of disabled accessibility laws, among other things.