Political Passages - The Hon. Fred Dickson

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of the Hon. Fred Dickson, Senator, on February 9, 2012.  iPolitics published this tribute to Senator Dickson

Political Passages - Don Blenkarn

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of our colleague, former MP Don Blenkarn.  This tribute was published online to Don.  

Political Passages - Scott Fennell

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our colleague Scott Fennell, a former Progressive Conservative MP and Chief Government Whip, on January 27, 2012.  His obituary is available here.

Political Passages - Jean Pigott

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing, on January 10, 2012, of former MP Jean Pigott.  The Ottawa Citizen published this touching tribute to Jean, and her lifelong commitment to public service.

Political Passages - Dr. John Robert Holmes

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing, on December 29, 2011, of former MP Dr. John Robert Holmes, who represented the riding of Lambton--Kent, Ontario from 1972 to 1980.  His obituary was published in The Star Telegram and is available here

Political Passages - John Evans Knowles

It is with great sadness that we learned about the recent passing of John "Evans" Knowles, a former MP who was very active in his riding, on December 19, 2011.  The Brantford Expositor published this tribute to Evans

Political Passages - Jean Boucher

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing on December 18, 2011 of former MP Jean Boucher, who represented the riding of Châteauguay--Huntingdon--Laprairie, Quebec from 1953 to 1958 and from 1962 to 1963.  The funeral announcement is available here and messages of condolence can also be left for the family.  

Political Passages - Jean Casselman Wadds

It is with sadness that we learned about the recent passing of Jean Casselman Wadds, one of Canada's early female political pioneers and a 1982 recipient of the Order of Canada, who passed away on December 2, 2011.  The Brockville Recorder & Times published this tribute to Jean

CAFP Remembers Christchurch Earthquake Victims

Léo Duguay, President of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians and Leader of the Australia-New Zealand Study Tour, laid a wreath at the Bridge of Remembrance in Christchurch, New Zealand on November 13, 2011 in memory of those who perished in the 2011 earthquakes there.  

Douglas Frith Dinner - Thank to you our sponsors!

The Seventh Annual Douglas C. Frith Fundraising Dinner was another success, thanks to our presenting sponsor, Rx&D; our patrons, BMO Financial Group, CN, and CropLife; and our many sponsors.  Amanda Lang's speech about Canada's innovation dilemma gave many in the room food for thought.  More information, including photos of the event, a video of guest speaker Amanda Lang's speech, the programme, and the list of our patrons and sponsors, is now available on the 2011 Dinner page.


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