Canada’s first black MP dies

Alexander, Canada’s first black MP and cabinet minister, was lieutenant governor from 1985 to 1991.

Lincoln Alexander had tears in his eyes, touched by the emotional farewell, the kind words and the two standing ovations.

“I feel so sad at this particular time,” he said in his Zeus-like baritone.

That day marked an end for the man who commanded one and all to “call me Linc.”

That goodbye was more than 30 years ago, when he retired his Hamilton West seat in the House of Commons, having been the first black Canadian to serve as MP, and a cabinet minister.

He was closing in on 60.

“Lincoln Alexander dies at 90”, Toronto Star

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