The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, was a great Canadian icon who set the bar high and broke down racial barriers. In addition to many other accomplishments, he graduated as a lawyer from Canada’s prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School, became our first black federal Member of Parliament (1968), served for several years as Chancellor of Guelph University and was appointed to the esteemed office of Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario (1985-91). 142 more words
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The city will look to higher levels of government to pay the tab for public art to honour Lincoln Alexander.
Council voted Wednesday to begin the process of commissioning a piece of public art worth up to $300,000 for Canada’s first black MP and cabinet minister, who died at age 90 in 2012. 329 more words
A bill that would create a national day to honour Pope John Paul II passed one legislative stage in the Senate Monday, but could hit a roadblock in the coming weeks. 420 more words
OTTAWA — Marriage is a lifelong commitment to each other, a partnership and a sacred pact with God, said Archbishop Terrence Prendergast to a large group of couples who came to Notre-Dame Basilica Sunday to renew their wedding vows. 723 more words