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March 4, 2015

QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli today paid tribute to former North Bay
mayor Bruce Goulet on the recent national recognition of his lifetime of contributions to
civic life in the city.

Thank you, Speaker. I stand today to pay tribute to one of the most respected
community builders in my riding, Speaker, Bruce Goulet.

Bruce served as North Bay’s Mayor from 1971 to 1973. Before becoming mayor he
served as an alderman and deputy mayor. I am privileged to be able to call him a
mentor and my friend.

Now 92 years of age, Bruce was recently one of the 50 Canadians recognized for
their contributions to civic life and duty in our country. As part of our country’s
special celebration of the 50th anniversary of Canada’s flag, Bruce was presented
with a special Canadian flag on behalf of Prime Minister Harper by our Member of
Parliament, Jay Aspin at a ceremony that I was privileged to attend.

I believe Bruce spoke for all of us in attendance when he said “If there was a city
within Ontario that embodies the best citizenship and public service it would be
North Bay.” Speaker, I couldn’t agree more.

On behalf of the residents of Nipissing, I want to say to Bruce – thank you for your
years of dedication and commitment to North Bay, my friend, and for your steadfast
leadership within our community. Thank you for everything, Bruce.

Video of Fedeli’s statement can be found online here: http://youtu.be/zcfliRO6lz0


For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:
Clint Thomas
Executive Assistant
(416) 325-3434 or (416) 710-1752

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