Ceremony to be held next week for late William G Davis, former Premier of Ontario from Brampton

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Published October 29, 2021 at 12:20 pm

A ceremony is being held on November 4 to honour the late William G. Davis, former Premier of Ontario from Brampton.

The service will start at 11 a.m. at Roy Thomson Hall, and Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Premier Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown will all be in attendance.

A limited number of seats will also be available for members of the public.

Davis was the 18th Premier of Ontario and he held office from 1971 to 1985. During his tenure, he created Ontario’s community college system, as well as the province’s first Ministry of Environment, and the province’s public broadcaster, TVO.

“Premier Davis was a giant of Ontario politics and his legacy is felt by both his loved ones and the people of Ontario,” Ford said in a news release.

“During his 14 years serving as Premier of Ontario, Bill Davis made a remarkable impact on the province and in the lives of those he worked with and mentored. I look forward to celebrating the life of Premier Davis with his family and friends next week.”

Davis passed away on August 8, 2021, at the age of 92.

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