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A Statement From Premier Dalton McGuinty On The Passing Of Dominic Agostino

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A Statement From Premier Dalton McGuinty On The Passing Of Dominic Agostino

Office of the Premier

We have lost one of our best -- a friend, a fighter, a colleague.

Dominic Agostino, the MPP for Hamilton East, has passed away.

Many of us have lost a dear friend, a man of warmth, humour, loyalty and love.

The Legislature has lost an outstanding MPP, a person of principle who would always stand up for his beliefs, and for the people he was proud to represent.

The City of Hamilton, where Dominic also served on city council, regional council, the separate school board, and several community boards and committees, has lost a champion.

Ontario has lost someone who was absolutely dedicated to public service.

But the greatest loss is felt by family.

Our thoughts and love are with Dominic's mother Theresa, his brother Ralph and his wife Rose, Dominic's sister Mary and her husband Tony, and Dominic's beloved nieces and nephews.

I know today they are thinking, too, of Dominic's late father, Salvatore.

With the Agostino family in our hearts, I ask that we all pause for prayer and reflection today, and that we do not forget, in our grief, to also celebrate Dominic Agostino's life.

Let's remember, always, the tremendous energy he shared with us, his passion for helping people, and the love he had for our province.

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