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Details for Those Visiting to Pay Respects to John Crosbie

The general public is invited to pay their respects to John Crosbie on Wednesday between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the House of Assembly.

For those planning to visit, parking will be available in front of East Block, Confederation Building.

Staff will be in place to direct visitors.

Members of the public will be permitted to enter the building through the front entrance of the complex, or through the Public Service entrance on the northeast side of East Block.

Members of the general public arriving at the Confederation Building Complex for regular business are asked to use the Visitors Entrance.

John Crosbie died at the age of 88 on January 10th.

John Crosbie served as Lieutenant Governor. He also served as a provincial Cabinet minister under premiers Joey Smallwood and Frank Moores as well as a federal Cabinet minister during the governments of Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney.

Crosbie ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1969, losing to Smallwood, and was also a candidate in the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada's 1983 leadership election, placing third.

He is most known for his statement in July of 1992 when he announced the closure of the cod fishery.

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