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Order of Canada

Lincoln M. Alexander, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C., LL.B., LL.D.

Hamilton, Ontario [Canada]

Companion of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 30, 1992; Invested on October 21, 1992

Motivated by his continuing concern for social justice, he has led an exemplary life as a lawyer, politician and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. He has broken many barriers during his lifetime and was the first black Canadian to win a seat in the House of Commons. Known for his good judgement, tolerance, compassion and humanity, he has served the citizens of Ontario well, striving to instill these values in young people and working tirelessly for improved race relations.

Deceased on October 19, 2012