CAQ MNA Marilyne Picard mourns the loss of second son in less than a year

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For the second time in less than a year, Montreal-area MNA Marilyn Picard and her family are mourning the loss of a son.

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London-Eliott Mercier died after being crushed by a pickup truck Tuesday morning in the southwest borough of Montreal.

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Coalition for the 19-year-old Solanges was Avenir Quebec’s stepson MNA.

This is the second time Picard and his family are experiencing the loss of a son.

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Eleven months earlier, in December 2021, 16-year-old Noah Mercier died in hospital after a dramatic car accident in Pointe-Claire.

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“We were seven. Unfortunately we are now five,” Picard wrote in an emotional post on Facebook on Wednesday evening.

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The post has received hundreds of heartfelt messages of condolences.

Fellow members of the National Assembly are arriving, including Liberal Leader Dominic Engled.

“I offer all my sincere condolences. All my thoughts are with you,” Englad said.

Montreal police are still investigating the circumstances of the 19-year-old’s death.

According to eyewitnesses, police say the victim was lying on the road when she was crushed.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition where he later died.



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