TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Minister of Culture Caroline Di Cocco is
pleased to announce the reappointment of The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander,
former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, as Chairman of the Ontario Heritage
Trust - the province's lead heritage agency.
"I'm delighted that the esteemed Mr. Alexander has agreed to continue his
work as Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust. He brings not only a wealth of
experience, but also tremendous enthusiasm and compassion to the role. During
his tenure, Mr. Alexander has made invaluable contributions toward raising the
profile of heritage conservation in Ontario," said Minister Di Cocco.
First appointed to the Ontario Heritage Trust's Board of Directors in
December 2001, Mr. Alexander was designated Chairman in April 2004. The term
of his reappointment is to March 2010.
Mr. Alexander served as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991.
He was a Member of Parliament from 1968 to 1980, and federal Minister of
Labour in 1979. A Companion of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the
Order of Ontario, Mr. Alexander has served on numerous public service boards.
He is currently Chairman of The Raptors Foundation and Chancellor of the
University of Guelph.
In celebration of Mr. Alexander's 85th birthday this year and of the
Ontario Heritage Trust's 40th anniversary, the Trust is hosting a special gala
event at Toronto's Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on May 17, 2007. The
event will bring together notable Ontarians and heritage enthusiasts to raise
funds in support of heritage conservation. More information on the gala will
be available on the Trust's website at www.heritagetrust.on.ca in the coming
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario,
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's
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