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

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

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.


Contact: Robert Batherson
         Premier's Office
         Cell: 902-478-1685

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