For­mer MP John Har­vard dies

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and Man­i­toba Premier Greg Selinger are of­fer­ing their con­do­lences to the fam­ily of for­mer Lt.Gov. John Har­vard.

The Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice con­firmed Har­vard died. A spokesman for the fed­eral Lib­eral party in Man­i­toba said Har­vard, who was 77, died Satur­day but did not im­me­di­ately have fur­ther de­tails.

Har­vard was a Lib­eral MP who served Win­nipeg from 1988 to 2004.

He was in­stalled as Man­i­toba’s 23rd Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor shortly af­ter leav­ing fed­eral pol­i­tics and held the post un­til his term ended in 2009.

Be­fore pol­i­tics, Har­vard was a broad­cast jour­nal­ist and worked for CJOB ra­dio in Win­nipeg and later with the CBC.

Trudeau tweeted Satur­day that Har­vard “served the peo­ple of Man­i­toba with dis­tinc­tion,” thoughts that were echoed by Selinger.

“He had true pas­sion for a bet­ter Man­i­toba,” Selinger tweeted.

For­mer prime min­is­ter Paul Martin ap­pointed Har­vard as par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary to the min­is­ter of in­ter­na­tional trade, a po­si­tion he held un­til his re­tire­ment from fed­eral pol­i­tics.

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