Jean Cournoyer, former Minister of Labour is appointed to L.M. Sauvé Board



    MONTREAL, Jan. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - L.M. Sauvé is pleased to welcome Jean
Cournoyer as a new member of its executive board.
    A specialist in labour relations and a lawyer by training, Mr. Cournoyer
particularly distinguished himself during his multi-faceted career in Quebec
politics. Minister of Labour and Manpower and Minister of the Public Service
for the governments of Jean-Jacques Bertrand and Robert Bourassa, he was
responsible for the Commission des accidents du travail, the Commission du
salaire minimum and the Commission de l'Industrie de la construction.
    A seasoned negotiator and mediator, he represented the Quebec Government
during numerous labour conflicts and other social crises experienced by Quebec
society over the past decades. He completed his provincial political career as
Quebec's Minister of Natural Resources. In this role, he was, notably,
responsible for Hydro-Québec and la Société de développement de la Baie-James.
    Jean Cournoyer is also well known by the general public for his diverse
work in television and radio, particularly at the radio station CKAC, where he
worked for almost 20 years.
    "We are obviously pleased to be able to count on the advice and expertise
of a personality with such a rich, varied and relevant background as
Mr. Cournoyer's. He has been one of the main progressive pillars of Quebec
society, and we believe his experience and competence will be a great
contribution to L.M. Sauvé's future projects," said Mr. Paul Sauvé, President
of the Company.
    "It is a great pleasure for me to join L.M. Sauvé, a Quebec company that
has both a strong past and a solid future ahead of it. The energy and
leadership of its president and executive team, as well as the challenges
related to union issues in Quebec's construction industry, make me very
enthusiastic about my involvement in the company's business activities," said
Mr. Cournoyer.

    L.M. Sauvé is a masonry company specializing in building envelopes since
1954. On the strength of its experience and Quebec origins, LMS is currently
expanding its activities beyond the province, notably to Toronto and
Vancouver, where it has won major contracts to restore buildings for The Bay
chain of department stores.




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For further information: Frédéric Tremblay, Vice-president, HKDP,
Communications and public affairs, (514) 395-0375, ext. 234

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