Following up on this story from earlier in the week, courtesy Les Perreaux of the Globe and Mail . . .
The new span to replace Montreal’s Champlain Bridge will not be named for hockey legend Maurice Richard, but that doesn’t mean the controversy is over.
“After discussion with the family of Maurice Richard, and to respect their wishes, we’ve agreed the name of Maurice Richard will be withdrawn from consideration for the name of the new bridge over the St. Lawrence,” Mr. Lebel said during a news conference.
“I find it sad that two giants of our history have been pitted against one another. Some will say it’s us, but it was not at all our objective.”
However the controversy may not be over just yet, as Lebel would not confirm the new bridge would still honour Samuel de Champlain. Here's the full story.