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MNO Senator Garry Laframboise (left) and Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau.Submitted by Glen Lipinski, MNO Community Relations Coordinator
The recent election results reminded M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Senator Garry Laframboise of his own encounter with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Three years ago, Senator Laframboise attended an event in Welland during Trudeau¡¯s campaign for the Liberal leadership. Senator Laframboise was asked to introduce Trudeau in French.
Due to a bad storm at the time, President Derrick Pont of the MNO Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council was unable to attend and Senator Laframboise had the opportunity to present Trudeau with a M¨¦tis sash on behalf of the MNO Niagara Region M¨¦tis Council.
¡°He was well aware of the meaning of our sash and was very proud of receiving it as I put it on him,¡± Senator Laframboise shared in an e-mail.
¡°I knew at that time that he was going to be successful [but] I did not realize that I was putting it on the next Prime Minister of Canada,¡± he admitted.
For the Senator, it was truly an honour and a great surprise!
Published on: November 4, 2015
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