Roger D. Landry CC OQ (January 26, 1934 – February 1, 2020) was a Canadian businessman who was president and publisher of La Presse.

Roger Landry
Born(1934-01-26)January 26, 1934
Montreal, Quebec
DiedFebruary 1, 2020(2020-02-01) (aged 86)
Known forPresident and publisher of La Presse
AwardsOrder of Canada

Born in Montreal, he was educated in Montreal, Paris, and London. He started his career with Bell Canada working with the Quebec government and helped to design a mobile telephone network for the Sûreté du Québec. In 1965, he was named assistant director of public relations for Expo 67 and later was the director in charge of receiving heads of state and important visitors.

In 1970, he founded a public relations firm and later joined ITT-Rayonnier as vice-president of administration. In 1977, he became the Vice-President of Marketing and Public Affairs for the Montreal Expos and helped to create the mascot Youppi.

From 1980 to 2000, he was the president and publisher of the Montreal newspaper La Presse.

He published his first novel Le Sans tache in 2002.



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  2. ^ "Honorary Doctorates". McGill Reporter. 25 May 2000. Retrieved 3 January 2011.