It is with great sadness that I rise today to pay tribute to Tristan Roy, after his tragic passing exactly two weeks ago.
Born in Saint-Fabien-sur-Mer, Tristan became a pillar of the Mont Royal community in 1997 when he bought the old Mont Royal newspaper. When the city's oldest newspaper, the TMR Weekly Post ceased operations, Tristan registered the name and renamed his newspaper the TMR Poste de Mont-Royal.
He created a truly bilingual newspaper, ensuring that TMR residents could receive their news in both French and English. His editorials and views on local issues carried enormous weight. I join Mayor Philippe Roy and the members of the town council in offering our sincere condolences to Tristan's wife, Anne-Marie, his daughter, Ariël, and his son, Lancelot.
We all considered Tristan to be a friend, an example of what a good journalist and editor should be and could be. He will be sorely missed.