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Thank you Dad ~ DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN  –   /Celine Dion


Former Health Minister Dr Richard Van West Charles buried his dad – Maurice Charles – who died in Canada after a brief illness.

His Excellency Mr. Maurice Charles was Canada’s first black judge and has been credited for opening many a door for other ethnic minorities globally in the land of the Maple Leaf.  Here is a brief extract of his life and times over 50 years on the bench.

Canada’s first Black judge, Maurice Charles, ‘opened doors’

Share Newspaper – Toronto Wednesday June 12 2013

Maurice Charles Judge Maurice Charles (r)

Maurice Charles, who in 1969 was named to the Ontario Court Bench making him Canada’s first Black judge, has died.

 The legal pioneer passed away last Friday at Toronto East General Hospital following complications from a stroke he suffered about a month ago. He was 92.

 Charles’ son, Dr. Richard Van West Charles, said his dad was active until about two months ago.   Continue reading