A procession for Lincoln Alexander moved through downtown Hamilton early Friday afternoon. Canada's first black member of parliament, who died on Oct. 19 at 90 years old, received a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University in 1949 and an honourary doctorate in 1987. After retiring from his post as MP for Hamilton West in 1980, Alexander served as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1985-1991. A funeral at Hamilton Place followed the procession.

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