Bust of Lincoln Alexander for Queen’s Park

Lincoln Alexander

The unveiling of a bust of Lincoln M. Alexander, Canada’s first Black Member of Parliament and Ontario’s first Black Lieutenant Governor, will be launched at Queen’s Park on Friday January 20.

The launching ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Queen’s Park, Rooms 228 and 230, but because of space limitations, will be “a private event for specially invited guests.”

The bust will be placed in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office chambers on the second floor.

This initiative has been organized by the LINC Project Committee, in collaboration with Licensed to Learn (L2L) “to recognize the achievements of Lincoln Alexander and is in honour of his outstanding contributions to public service and his legacy, as a positive role model for young people, especially Black and racialized youth.”

Alexander who fought for racial equity for Black Canadians, was a patron and advocate of the L2L program which continues to provide “barrier-free access to academic support, leadership training, and opportunities for community engagement across Canada.”