Montreal, April 21, 1993 FILE PHOTO, Montreal (QC) Canada
1993 File Photo of Claude Ryan adressing l ' UNION DES MUNICIPALITES DU QUEBEC Convention, April 21, 1993,when he was Quebec Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Claude Ryan, a former Quebec Liberal leader and longtime publisher of Montreal's Le Devoir newspaper, died yesterday February 8 2004,, from an inoperable stomach cancer.
Ryan led the Liberals in Quebec from 1978 to 1982, and led the "No" forces during the 1980 referendum on Quebec sovereignty.
Photo :(c) 1993, Pierre Roussel / Images Distribution