Warren ALLMAND

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ALLMAND, Hon. Warren
P.C., O.C., Q.C., B.C.L., LL.D.
(1932 - 2016)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Warren Allmand on December 7, 2016 at the age of 84 after a lifetime of public service to Canada and the world. His impact on our country and its caring values has been immense. He was a passionate advocate for aboriginal rights, gun control and disarmament, and a true internationalist working for world peace and social justice. A federal Member of Parliament from Montreal for 32 years (1965-1997), he served under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. It was as Solicitor General that Warren introduced legislation ending capital punishment in Canada. Retiring from federal politics in 1997, he became President of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. Warren was elected in 2005 to represent the Montreal City Council seat of Loyola. He served as President of the World Federalists Movement of Canada and as the International President of Parliamentarians for Global Action. He taught International Human Rights at McGill University and was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Canadian Studies. Warren also worked tirelessly with the Coalition for Peace in Ireland. He served on the Boards of many non-profit organizations including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and, more recently, as President of the Thomas More Institute. He studied civil law at McGill University and comparative law at the University of Paris. He was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1958. He was awarded Honorary Doctorates of Laws from St. Thomas University and St. Francis Xavier University. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1977 and received numerous awards and honours, including appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Rose Irene Allmand. Warren leaves to mourn his loving wife Rose Nolan, his son Patrick (Dio), his daughters Julie and Robin, his sisters Patricia French and Alice Leclerc (Ray), his brother Harold (Suzanne Lafrenière), his cherished granddaughter Arisawe, as well as many relatives, countless friends and colleagues whose lives he touched in so many ways. A special thank you to Pauline Bergeron, Lawrence Lang (Ginette Gagne) and Pat Zaikaib (George Shaw), Murray Hardie and Michael Barluk for their lifelong friendship and support. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White - 5610 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Basilica – 460 Rene Levesque St. West, Montreal H2Z 1A7. In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren's memory to the N.D.G. Food Bank would be appreciated.


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Published in Montreal Gazette from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, 2016
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