Tomorrow at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica a national funeral will be taking place for René Angélil. René Angélil is best known as Celine Dion’s husband and manager. A national funeral is one of Quebec’s highest honours. A national funeral is one step down from the state funerals reserved for former premiers. Some people in Quebec are questioning the criteria for a national funeral. Other’s who were honoured with a national funeral are poet Gaston Miron, painter Jean-Paul Riopelle, and hockey legends Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau. René Angélil did make Celine Dion an international star, but the source of his fame came from managing another person’s career. How do you feel about René Angélil being honoured with a national funeral?
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