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City of Mississauga Lowers Flags to Half-Mast in Honour of Lincoln Alexander

Oct 22, 2012

The City of Mississauga lowered its flags to half-mast in honour of former Ontario lieutenant-governor Lincoln Alexander.

"Lincoln Alexander was a positive role model for many," said Mayor Hazel McCallion.  "His service to our country is exemplary and is an inspiration for all. As a public servant, he gave of himself and is a true example of what it means to be dedicated and serve the people responsibly."

McCallion said, "He showed how people can succeed in our country and overcome barriers. He fought for equality and to eliminate discrimination - leaving a legacy for others to carry on. I am proud to say Mississauga has a school named in his honour, Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School.  His service in the Air Force, member of Parliament and cabinet minister and lieutenant governor will not be forgotten." 

Mississauga residents can express their condolences through an online book of condolences hosted by Ontario's lieutenant governor.  Books of condolences will also be available at the Ontario Legislature and at Hamilton City Hall. For more information on visitation and funeral service, please see: http://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2012/10/ontarians-invited-to-pay-respects-to-the-honourable-lincoln-alexander.html

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
City of Mississauga
Team Leader Media/External Communications
905-615-3200 ext. 5046
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca
TTY:  905-896-5151






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