Passing of Allan J. MacEachen

Lieutenant Governor

September 13, 2017 10:54 AM

Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, and Mrs. LeBlanc were saddened to learn of the death of their longtime friend Allan J. MacEachen, former senator, former deputy prime minister of Canada, former minister of the Crown, and longtime member of Parliament from Cape Breton.

"Mr. MacEachen served his nation and province with great distinction throughout his whole life," said Lt.-Gov. LeBlanc. "He was one of the most influential parliamentarians of his time and he will be best remembered for his major role in advancing social legislation, most notably the Medical Care Act in 1966.”

The lieutenant governor and Mrs. LeBlanc will be attending the funeral service for Mr. MacEachen, once arrangements are known.


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     Lieutenant Governor Arthur LeBlanc and Mrs. LeBlanc

were saddened to learn of the death of Allan J. MacEachen,

former senator, former deputy prime minister of Canada,

former minister of the Crown, and longtime member of Parliament

from Cape Breton.

     Lieutenant Governor LeBlanc says that Mr. MacEachen served

his nation and province with great distinction and he was one of

the most influential parliamentarians of his time.

     The lieutenant governor and Mrs. LeBlanc will attend the

funeral service once arrangements are known.

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