FORMER M-P AND ACTIVIST HOWARD MCURDY DIES AT 85

Feb 22, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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Former New Democrat M-P and civil rights activist Howard McCurdy has died.

McCurdy was Canada’s second black M-P after the late Lincoln Alexander.

He was elected as a New Democrat from Windsor, Ontario in 1984 and against 1988, but was defeated in the Liberal sweep in the 1993 election.

Prior to his career in federal politics, McCurdy was a founder and the first president of the National Black Coalition of Canada.

McCurdy had suffered from cancer.  he was 85.
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