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State funeral scheduled next Friday for former Ontario L-G Lincoln Alexander

The public will have an opportunity to pay their respects to former Ontario lieutenant-governor Lincoln Alexander at the legislature in Toronto, before his body is transported to Hamilton on Tuesday to lie in repose at Hamilton city hall.

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A state funeral will be held next week for former Ontario lieutenant-governor Lincoln Alexander.

The province says the funeral is scheduled for Oct. 26 at Hamilton Place in Alexander's hometown of Hamilton.

A funeral procession this Sunday is set to carry Mr. Alexander's body from Hamilton to the provincial legislature in Toronto, where he will lie in state until Monday night.

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The public will have an opportunity to pay their respects at the legislature before Mr. Alexander is transported to Hamilton on Tuesday to lie in repose at Hamilton city hall.

Mr. Alexander died Friday at the age of 90.

He became Canada's first black MP in 1968 and served as Ontario's lieutenant-governor from 1985 to 1991.

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