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Death of Dr. Victor Goldbloom The Québec government mourns the loss of a great politician

Québec City, February 16, 2016 – Today, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard and the MNA for the D’Arcy-McGee riding David Birnbaum were saddened to learn of the death of former minister Dr. Victor Charles Goldbloom. They offer their sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.

“Today we have lost a man admired by one and all, and a politician committed to bringing communities closer together. Dr. Victor Goldbloom’s inspiring career greatly influenced Québec, in particular when he became the first Environment minister. I would also like to stress the influence that he exercised, and will continue to exercise, on an entire generation of politicians and committed leaders” noted Premier Couillard.

“In 1966, Dr. Goldbloom became the first MNA for the D’Arcy-McGee riding. It is an honour for me to pursue the work that he initiated with the community. He was close to people and sought to faithfully represent the voters who elected him. Dr. Goldbloom greatly inspired me in the way I perceive politics. He was a mentor for me and will always be an example to follow,” said David Birnbaum, the current MNA for the D’Arcy-McGee riding. 

Dr. Victor Goldbloom was a physician by training and taught pediatrics for several years before entering politics in 1966. He served as Minister of the Environment for six years, then Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister responsible for the Régie des installations olympiques, the body that oversaw the completion of the stadium and other Olympic facilities prior to the opening of the 1976 Montréal Summer Games. He subsequently continued to work in the community. In 1991, he was appointed an officer of the Ordre national du Québec.

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