Municipal Flags lowered to Honour the passing of Former Ontario Lieutenant Governor, David Onley

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Municipal flags have been lowered to mark the passing of former Ontario Lieutenant Governor, David Onley.

“On behalf of myself, my Council colleagues, and the Municipality of North Grenville, I offer my deepest condolences to the late Mr. Onley’s family, and to those who were shaped by his passion to raise awareness about accessibility issues, and for his unwavering commitment to public service,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

The Honourable Onley served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2007 to 2014, following a career in television journalism.

Mr. Onley was Ontario’s first Lieutenant Governor with a physical disability, and used his status to help raise awareness and break down barriers of those living with a disability.

He served as Chair of the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council and believed that true accessibility occurs when disabled people can fully participate in the social, cultural and economic life of Ontario.

Mr. Onley also believed in education for all, and during this term, expanded literacy and education programs for Indigenous youth in Ontario.

Flags at the Municipal Centre have been lowered to half-mast until after the state funeral on January 30, 2023.

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