Cable & Telecom

Videotron founder André Chagnon dies at 94

By Connie Thiessen MONTREAL – André Chagnon (above), the founder of Videotron, has passed away at the age of 94. Chagnon’s family says the telecom pioneer and philanthropist died peacefully early Saturday morning. Chagnon was born in Montréal in 1928. The son of an electrician, he took up the family trade, training as an electrician technician at the École technique de Montréal, before establishing his own electrical contracting company, E.R. Chagnon et Fils Ltée. He sold the business to his employees in 1964 when he founded Videotron. The company went on to become a cable television market leader in less than three decades, instituting...
 

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