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Montreal benefit concert raises funds for Lac-Megantic

Lac-Megantic mayor Colette Roy-Laroche, flanked by security officials, speaks at a news conference in Lac-Megantic, Que., July 13, 2013.

Jacques Boissinot/THE CANADIAN PRESS

About 10,000 people attended a benefit concert in support of Lac-Megantic, Que., Tuesday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Tickets were $50 with the proceeds going to a fund to help the town recover from the devastating train derailment on July 6.

Lac-Megantic mayor Claudette Roy-Laroche received a long standing ovation when she was introduced to the crowd.

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The performers included several Quebec artists such as Garou, Jonas and The Massive Attraction, Gino Chouinard and others.

The show will be broadcast on Aug. 25 on the four major networks in Quebec — Radio-Canada, TVA, V and Tele-Quebec.

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