Lawyer and former federal minister Marc Lalonde has died at the age of 93.

A family friend confirmed the news on Sunday.

Chief of staff to Pierre Elliott Trudeau from 1968 to 1972, Marc Lalonde was elected for the first time in the riding of Outremont.

Throughout his career in the government of Trudeau Sr., he was entrusted with various portfolios, namely those of Health and Social Welfare, Federal-Provincial Relations, Justice, Energy, Mines and Resources and Finance.

He remained very involved in various activities following his retirement from politics, notably as a partner at the firm Stikeman Elliott where he specialized in the field of international commercial arbitration.

Marc Lalonde was admitted as a Member of the Order of Canada on October 23, 1989.

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