The Canadian Press

2009-06-24 | OBIT LeBlanc

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Former Governor General Romeo LeBlanc died June 24th at the age of 81 after a lengthy illness. On the day he took office, Leblanc spoke up for Canadian unity. In the Senate chamber on February 8th, 1995, Leblanc recalled his New Brunswick childhood. He explained how English and French families lived apart, yet came together to overcome crises. Leblanc also said he wanted to encourage Canadians. (LeBlanc was the first Acadian to be appointed governor general of Canada.)

Date: 2009-06-24
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 33 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Walter badgett wrote that monarchs have three rights the right to be consulted the right to warn and the right to encourage for my part of the three the one to encourage is the one that I prefer I am to be known for anything I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians for knowing a little bit about their daily extraordinary courage >>


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