01/05/2016 09:56 EST | Updated 01/05/2017 05:12 EST

Jean-Paul L'Allier, Former Quebec City Mayor, Provincial Cabinet Minister Dies At 77

QUEBEC — Former Quebec City mayor Jean-Paul L'Allier has died at the age of 77.

He died early Tuesday at the city's Hotel Dieu de Quebec hospital following a brief illness.

L'Allier, a native of Hudson, Que., served as mayor from 1989 to 2005.

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Quebec City Mayor Jean-Paul L'Allier speaks to reporters after he was elected in a municipal election Sunday Nov. 4, 2001. (Photo: Jacques Boissinot/CP)

He was also the minister of communications and cultural affairs in the first government of then-premier Robert Bourassa in the 1970s.



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