Town of Cobourg Flags at Half-Mast in Honour of the Passing of Brian Mulroney,

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The Town of Cobourg will be lowing flags across all municipal buildings in honour of the passing of former Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney.

Brian Mulroney served as the 18th prime minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993. Flags across all municipal buildings will be lowered to half staff and will remain lowered until the day of his
funeral.

Statement from Mayor, Lucas Cleveland.
“Prime Minister Mulroney was a truly progressive thinker, known for being deeply committed to doing what he felt was right, regardless of if it were popular or easy to accomplish. His
charisma, his boldness, and his ability to connect with people, with genuine care, regardless of their party lines, was a gift to our democracy.

So much of what Prime Minister Mulroney started during his time in office blazed the trail for many of the pillars we stand for today and will continue to shape our country for decades. He
fought for the environment and was an advocate against acid rain, he stood tall in his opposition to apartheid and the fight against systemic racism and he was the visionary of the
Canada-US free trade agreement.

On behalf of Council and staff, I would like to thank the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and his family for their commitment and dedication to this country.”

 

Northumberland County

Flags lowered in tribute to former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Flags at Northumberland County headquarters have been lowered to half-mast today to mark the passing of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Prime Minister Mulroney died Thursday, February 29th at the age of 84.

Statement from Warden Brian Ostrander

“It is with deep respect that we pay tribute to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

As Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, he led his party to an unprecedented victory in 1984, securing a momentous 74.8 percent of parliamentary seats and the confidence of over 50 percent of the electorate. He was then reelected for a second term in 1988, serving until June 1993.

Throughout his tenure, Prime Minister Mulroney steered the country through significant economic transformations, notably spearheading the groundbreaking North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, both of which left an indelible mark on our nation’s economic landscape. His commitment to environmental stewardship was equally profound, evidenced by landmark agreements on acid rain with the United States, pioneering legislation safeguarding Canada’s natural heritage, and passing the

Environmental Protection Act. Moreover, his principled stance against apartheid in South Africa exemplified Canada’s unwavering dedication to justice and human rights on the global stage.

In honoring Prime Minister Mulroney’s legacy, we pay homage to a statesman whose vision and dedication to public service have left an enduring imprint on our country and the world.”

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