Musings —10.12.2010 08:37 AM—
I was so sad to hear this news: I didn’t even know Mo Foster had been ill.
He was a great Chretien man, and a gentleman, too. We are diminished by his passing.
Former Liberal MP Foster dies
Former Liberal MP Maurice Foster, who represented Algoma, Ont., was “a man of humanity and compassion.” He died on Oct.2, at the age of 77 from pulmonary fibrosis. As an MP from 1968 to 1993, Mr. Foster served as the Parliamentary secretary to the Treasury Board president and as the party’s deputy whip. He also chaired three committees during his time in the House and upon retiring from politics, served as an adviser to former prime minister Jean Chrétien until 2001.
Mr. Foster is survived by his wife, Janet, four children, and 14 grandchildren. A funeral service was held last Monday.
(The Hill Times)
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I believe Mr. Foster won Algoma riding after Lester Pearson retired.