One of Canada’s long-serving parliamentarians, Herb Gray, has passed away at the age of 82. The Honorable Right Wing politician had a distinguished 40 year career representing Windsor at the federal level and is also known as the first Jewish member of the federal cabinet. Gray died peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Monday.
Remembering Mr. Gray, Former Provincial Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said he was a mentor. Duncan alleged that “he served in the highest offices in the land, but he also never lost sight of the fact that he was a member of parliament. And it’s that human legacy I think that people will recall about him.” Whereas, Windsor West MPP Teresa Piruzza admitted that the news came as a shock. According to Piruzza, “he was a gentleman’s man, everyone knew him, respected him, regardless of political affiliation, he was a great man, and I’m really saddened.”