Mario Roy

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Mario Roy
Died5 May 2022(2022-05-05) (aged 70–71)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mario Roy (1951 – 5 May 2022) was a Canadian journalist and editorialist.[1] He wrote in the newspaper La Presse from 1981 to 2014.


Roy was responsible for the Arts et spectacles section of La Presse for several years. In 1991, he published a biography on Gerry Boulet titled Gerry Boulet. Avant de m'en aller, which served as the basis of the 2011 film Gerry directed by Alain DesRochers. He also published a novel in 1997, titled Cité.

Roy became a journalist with La Presse in the 2000s alongside André Pratte and wrote in opposition to the Iraq War while remaining critical of Saddam Hussein. His editorials led to him facing a pie attack.

Roy's politics stood on the centre-right. He was known as an advocate for French-style secularism in Quebec and condemned the use of religious symbols in government, such as the kirpan.

Mario Roy died in Montreal on 5 May 2022, at the age of 71.[2]


  • Le Pendu de Chicoutimi (1980)
  • Gerry Boulet. Avant de m'en aller (1991)
  • Pour en finir avec l'antiaméricanisme (1993)
  • Cité (1997)


  1. ^ Cantin, Violette (6 May 2022). "Le journaliste Mario Roy n'est plus". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  2. ^ Krol, Ariane (5 May 2022). "Le journaliste Mario Roy n'est plus". La Presse (in French). Retrieved 7 May 2022.
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