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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy are among dignitaries who pay tribute to business tycoon

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A portrait of Canadian business leader Paul Desmarais is displayed before the start of a commemorative ceremony at the Nortre-Dame Basilica in Montreal on Dec. 3, 2013. Desmarais, former head of the Power Corporation financial group and ranked as the 4th richest person in Canada, passed away October 8, 2013, at the age of 86.

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Jacqueline Desmarais, widow of Paul Desmarais, is accompanied by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy as they arrive at the memorial service.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper with his wife, Laureen.

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Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and his wife, Mila.

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Former U.S. secretary of state James Baker with his wife, Susan.

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Paul Desmarais Jr. with his family.

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Andre Desmarais, Paul Desmarais’s older son, arrives with his spouse, France Chretien Desmarais.

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Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin and his wife, Sheila.

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Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien and his wife, Aline.

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Canadian businessman and philanthropist Peter Munk.

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Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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Former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard.

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