Sorrow and Sympathy on Kate Carmichael's Passing

Premier's Office

October 18, 2001 3:27 PM

Premier John Hamm expressed sadness on the news that downtown
Halifax champion Kate Carmichael has passed away.

"Kate Carmichael was a powerful advocate for the things she
believed in -- public education, strong communities and downtown
Halifax," said the premier. "Kate's courage, energy and spirit
will be missed by many. I consider myself fortunate to have known
her."

The premier added his condolences to Ms. Carmichael's husband,
Alan Parish, and their family.

"On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I would like to convey my
deepest sympathies to Kate's family on their loss," said the
premier.

Prior to serving as executive director of the Downtown Halifax
Business Commission, Ms. Carmichael was a Halifax alderman and
chair of the Lunenburg County District School Board.

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         Premier's Office
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         Cell: 902-478-1685
         E-mail: batherrk@gov.ns.ca

amc         October 18, 2001         3:23 P.M.