Saint-Leolin's mayor dies following complications from heart surgery


Citizens of a community on the Acadian Peninsula are in mourning after their mayor died suddenly over the weekend.

Saint-Leolin mayor Guy Cormier died of complications following heart surgery in Saint John over the weekend.

Cormier had been a member of the village's council since 2014 and became mayor in 2018 following the resignation of Mathieu Chayer.

Caraquet MLA Isabelle Theriault says Cormier was very dedicated and involved in his community and region.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)