Laurier LaPierre, a retired senator and Canadian broadcaster, best known for co-hosting CBC’s This Hour has Seven Days in the 1960s, has died at 83, CBC reports.

 

Laurier LaPierre, a retired senator and Canadian broadcaster, best known for co-hosting CBC’s This Hour has Seven Days in the 1960s, has died at 83, CBC reports.

CBC says that in his role on the weekly news and current affairs program, he “was known to bring passion and emotion to the program, which often rubbed politicians and critics the wrong way.”

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LaPierre was appointed to the senate in 2001 by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and served until he turned 75 in 2004, the mandatory age of retirement.

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