Lebanese Quebecers pledge support for Beirut

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Marie-Anne Dayé (left) and Jacques Fadous (right), who organized the vigil for Beirut, gathered in front of the National Assembly with Samer Adra (third from left), his wife Rania (second from left) and their three children.

Marie-Anne Dayé and Jacques Fadous don’t usually seek out the spotlight. She’s a journalist and author; he’s a research agronomist. But when an explosion devastated large parts of their parents’ native city, Beirut, the two childhood friends knew they had to do something.