Makkhi Movie In Tamil Dubehd Full Movies Download.The Honourable William Powell Roblin, Speaker of the House of Commons, died at the age of 90 on April 25, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario.
For those who are not familiar with his life and career, William “Bill” G. Roblin was a highly influential figure in the history of Canadian and especially Ontario politics.
He was born on April 5, 1921, in Woodstock, Ontario, the son of Robert and Selina Roblin, and was educated at Woodstock High School. He worked at the family general store from his childhood.
In 1944, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and served as a gunner in the Royal Canadian Artillery in Germany. His rank was private and he was wounded twice during his service in the war. He also served as a signaller in Italy.
His first marriage, in 1945, was to Geraldine Hyslop, the daughter of a furrier in Vancouver. They were married until his death.
In 1951, Roblin became a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. He held a number of different federal government positions, including as secretary of the Liberal caucus and as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
His role as Speaker of the House of Commons began in 1969 when he replaced Bill Davis, who had resigned from the position due to ill health. Roblin served in that position until 1977, when he was defeated by John Carling.
He returned to the House of Commons in 1979 as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and was re-elected twice more before retiring from politics in 1997.
In 2008, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his years of public service.
In 2009, he was the recipient of the Order of Ontario.
Roblin’s love of woodworking, especially wood carving, was passed on to his son, Peter.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and their children, Peter, Sandra, Karen and Lindsay; and two grandchildren, Karen and Ben.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 5, at the Bolton Funeral Home, 3888 James Street North, Toronto, Ontario. A private family service will take place. 0b46394aab