June 2, 2023

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Frédéric Bastian, columnist and former candidate for the leadership of the PQ, has died at the age of 53.

Columnist and former PQ leadership candidate Frédéric Bastien died today at the age of 53.

Mr. Bastian’s death was confirmed later in the evening by his wife Marie-Eve Lepin. The couple has three children aged 11, 13 and 15.

He says he found him dead in their house because he was riding a stationary bike. He probably had a heart attack. He had been dead for some time since then.

Columnist Montreal Journal and at Quebec newspaper, who in addition to contributing to the history section maintains a blog, Mr. Bastian was also a candidate for the leadership of the Parti Québécois. He finished fourth in the race, which crowned the current leader of the political party, Paul St-Pierre-Plamondon.

A historian by training, Frédéric Bastian was a teacher at Segeb Dawson. He is proud to have written Battle of London, a work in which he succeeded in proving connections between Canadian judges and the return of the Constitution to Canada by Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s government, which he deemed “a conspiracy.” »

At the end of the evening, along with many fellow politicians, journalists and columnists, Mr. Bastian worked. RegisterFor the past few years, they said they were shocked by the news of his death.

His friend and historian Eric Bedard was stunned by the tragic news.

Despite the quick intervention of paramedics, it was already too late to help him.

“In all likelihood, it was a heart attack while riding a stationary bike. Frederick was very athletic and he was careful with his diet. He was very competitive. »

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Frédéric Bastian is also known for his many legal actions to protect the rights of Quebec. He received the Patriot of the Year award in 2013.

“We had started our undergrads together and it was the best in advertising, the smartest. His book battle of london, An important contribution. He firmly believed in the cause of freedom. Although he was very dedicated, he was very rigorous in his work as a historian,” said Mr. Bedard summed it up.

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