January 04, 2009

First Canadian Ombuds to be Honored With Stamp

In February, Canada Post will issue a stamp honoring Rosemary Brown, the first black woman elected to public office in Canada and the first woman to run for the leadership of a Canadian federal political party. Early in her career, Brown worked at Simon Fraser University where she set up the first Canadian Ombuds program. Brown was 72 when she died in 2003. (Canada Post Stamp Program; Montreal Gazette; Radical Campus; CBC Obituary.)

Ombuds attending the Joint Conference in Montreal in April should be sure to buy this stamp.

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