The Canadian Press

2007-12-06 | Obit Hebert

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Former senator Jacques Hebert, founder of Canada World Youth, died following a long illness. He was 84. Hebert, who passed away at his home December 6th in Montreal, was committed to youth and was inspired in 1977 to create Katimavik, a program offering youths 17 to 21 a chance to do volunteer work in Canada. Katimavik executive director Jean-Guy Bigeau said Hebert was very keen on giving youth the tools to give back to their country and community. (In 1986, Hebert went on a hunger strike for 21 days to protest a decision by the then Progressive Conservative government to end the Katimavik program. The program eventually was restored in 1994.)

Date: 2007-12-06
Placeline: MONTREAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

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