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Kawartha Lakes lowers flags to half-mast to honour the passing of David Onley

Flags outside of City Hall at half-mast

Flags outside of City Hall at half-mast

Kawartha Lakes – Yesterday the City of Kawartha Lakes lowered flags to half-mast to remember and honour the life of David Charles Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Canada. Flags will remain lowered until his funeral, January 30, 2023.

In Council yesterday, Mayor Elmslie remarked, “Mr. Onley has been a friend to the City of Kawartha Lakes over the years. He was a great support and inspiration to our staff and community members who are dedicated to improving accessibility for all who live, work and visit here. On behalf of the City, I extend condolences to his family and friends. We will sorely miss him, his presence and his advocacy for those with disabilities.”

David Onley began his career as a Canadian broadcaster and served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2007 until 2014. His seven-year term as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario makes him the province's third longest serving viceroy since Confederation. In 2005, due to Onley’s work alongside activists, the province passed the Accessibility to Ontarians with Disability Act, pledging a barrier-free province by 2025.

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