The Montreal Olympics can no more have a deficit than a man can have a baby.
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|Birth:||18th February, 1916|
|Death:||12th August, 1999|
Jean Drapeau was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as mayor of Montreal from 1954 to 1957 and 1960 to 1986. He studied law at the Université de Montréal. He began his practice as a criminal lawyer in Montreal in 1944. During the Asbestos Strike of 1949, he took on the legal defence of some of the strikers. He also successfully lobbied for the 1976 Summer Olympics and personally chose its lead architect, Roger Taillibert to design the city's iconic stadium, athlete's village and inclined tower. In 1945, he married Marie-Claire Boucher. They had three sons.
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