Lincoln Alexander, Dead at 90

In MemoriumLincoln Alexander was 90. He was lieutenant governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991 and Canada's first black member of Parliament, elected to the House of Commons in 1968 as the Progressive Conservative candidate for Hamilton West.

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Lincoln was a great guy including a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Weird though in Ottawa, City Hall has lowered the flags in honour of Lincoln, Parliament Hill's Peace Tower flag still flies at full staff (live photo here: despite rules saying differently (see #6 here:

October 19, 2012 @ 6:10 PM


I met him a handful of time at The University of Guelph and he even handed me my degree back in 2002. I'm sad to hear about his passing. He was a wonderful person.

October 23, 2012 @ 9:52 AM

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