Former Ontario Lt. Gov. James Bartleman dies

By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Former diplomat and Ontario lieutenant governor James Bartleman has died at the age of 83. Current Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell said in a statement Thursday that Bartleman died on Monday and she is sending her deepest condolences to his wife and children and their families. “Mr. Bartleman left an indelible mark on Canadian literature through his five non-fiction books and three novels,” she wrote. “His unique storytelling ability told not only his own narrative but also the stories of countless others who found a voice through his words. He will be dearly missed by many.” Bartleman was a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation and was a staunch advocate for Indigenous people. During his term as lieutenant governor, Bartleman’s priorities were to…

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