Remains of former Canadian MP found in Haiti

[] — The battered remains of former Canadian and Quebec MP Serge Marcil were found beneath the rubble on Saturday of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital.

Marcil, who had been reported missing since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, was “a kind and determined man, who was appreciated by his colleagues, no matter where he worked,” said Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff in a statement.

“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary caucus, I extend my most sincere condolences to Serge’s wife Christiane Pelchat, his children Olivier, Émilie, and Sarah, and to his family and his many friends,” said the statement.

The Canadian Press reported Saturday that Marcil had been riding in an elevator at the hotel when the quake struck. He was 65 years old and would have celebrated his 66th birthday on January 20.


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