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February 13, 1998
(Executive Council)

Premier offers condolences on passing of Garfield Warren

Premier Brian Tobin today expressed condolences to the family of the late Garfield Warren. Mr. Warren served as a member of the House of Assembly for 14 years.

"Garfield Warren dedicated his life to the service of the people of Labrador, especially in the Torngat district," said Premier Tobin. "He was a credit to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He understood the issues and challenges facing the people of coastal Labrador, and represented them well."

Garfield Warren began his government career as manager of government stores on the Labrador Coast. He was first elected to the House of Assembly as a Liberal in 1979, and crossed the floor to the Progressive Conservative government in 1985. He was appointed to Cabinet in 1988 as Minister of Northern Development, and also served as Minister of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks, and Native Affairs. In 1993, he resigned from the House of Assembly, but continued in politics by serving on the Mount Pearl city council.

"On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, I offer my sincere sympathy to the Warren family," said Premier Tobin. "Know that Garfield Warren will be remembered for his service and dedication to the people of this province.

Contact: Heidi Bonnell, Director of Communications, (709) 729-3564

1998 02 13 4:10 p.m.

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