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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

June 25 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – June 25 *

1876 – The most famous Native American uprising, at Little
Big Horn, begins in the Dakota territories (present- 770 more words

African American History

Hamilton wants cash for Lincoln Alexander tribute

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


Bill to honour Pope Jean Paul ll could hit Senate snag

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


Ninety couples get married … all over again

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


Of princesses and presidents: brushes with the Royal and Famous

I think everyone at one time or another in their lives has crossed paths with a movie star, politician, someone notable or notorious. Just yesterday a cousin referred to a comment uttered by Carlos Santana overheard as she sat closeby in a restaurant. 1,513 more words

Downstairs at Downton Abbey

I, along with many others, have fallen hard for Downton Abbey.  I am, in fact, typing these very words with an English accent.  I also find that I have taken to speaking to myself as if I were a servant in my own home.  1,099 more words