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Boulevard Laurier and Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier

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Photo: Bill Cox

Boulevard Laurier (seen in this photo) runs east from the Pierre Laporte Bridge to the corner of Avenue Holland where it becomes Grande Allée. Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier runs parallel to Grande Allée near the Plains of Abraham.

There are two streets in Quebec City named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Laurier was born in 1841 in the town of Saint-Lin in the Laurentians, some 50 kilometres north of Montreal. He was the prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 and the first French-Canadian to hold this office.