Canadian Prime Minister’s Statement on the Passing of the Honorable Marc Lalonde

Ottawaupon, May 7, 2023 /CNW/ – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeautoday issued the following statement regarding the passing of the honored Marc Lalonde.

“Today I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the honorable Canadian political giant, Marc Lalonde.

“Mark has done so many things, but above all, he is and embodies a proud Canadian. He was first elected to Parliament in 1972. Outremon After that, he was appointed Minister of National Health and Welfare, Canada We love today by changing the way we think about health. He published a groundbreaking report later called the “Lalonde Report”. The report recognized that promoting health also means promoting healthy lifestyles and environments. Canada and around the world. Mark also held numerous other Cabinet positions, including finance, justice, sports and the status of women, where his deep commitment to the well-being of Canadians and people around the world continued to shine through.

“I remember him and my father sitting around the dinner table having long and interesting discussions about everything, including our country, its people and its future. He was a good friend of my father. A lot of respect for Mark, and as I grew up and got to know him, so did I.

“Mark’s dedication to public service was lifelong. In 1988, he was awarded the World Health Organization Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Health Policy. The following year, he was made a Fellow of the Order. CanadaHe has served as a special judge at the International Court of Justice, remains an active participant in local public health services, and was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2004. He worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Canadians. A huge loss for our country.

“On behalf of the government Canada, Sophie and I send our deepest condolences to Mark’s family and friends.his legacy Canada It is impossible to exaggerate. ”

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