Statement By Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty



    Premier McGuinty Offers Condolences On The Passing Of Sam George

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today released the following statement
regarding the passing of Sam George:

    "It is with great sadness that Ontarians have learned of the passing of
Sam George, a determined, dedicated and peaceful advocate for the rights of
Aboriginal people.
    Out of the tragedy of his brother's death, Sam made it his own life's
work to seek justice and to promote tolerance so that other families could
live in peace and prosperity.
    People who worked with him and knew him joined his journey in search of
truth and stuck with him because they didn't want to let him down.
    I found him to be a person who could argue passionately and forcefully
for his own cause while listening carefully and with great consideration to
the views of others. He was instrumental in creating a new relationship
between the Government of Ontario and Aboriginal people.
    On behalf of all Ontarians, our deepest sympathies go out to his wife
Veronica and to his children Don, Tammy and Yvonne.
    Together, we will honour Sam George's legacy by continuing to strive for
justice, equality and opportunity for Aboriginal people and for all
Ontarians."

    
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