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A major player in Ontario’s political history has died. Former Ontario lieutenant governor Lincoln Alexander passed away at the age of 90. Current Lieutenant Governor David Onley put the news out Friday morning via social media, offering his condolences to Alexander’s wife Marni and his family. Alexander became Canada’s first black MP in 1968 and served as Ontario’s lieutenant governor from 1985 to 1991. He also served as chancellor at the University of Guelph. Five schools in the province bear his name, including one in Ajax. There is also a road named after him in Hamilton.