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Litchfield, September 8, 2022 – Flags across the MRC Pontiac will be at half-mast in honour of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Earlier today, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at her Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle, at the age of 96. Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, at the age of 25, and presided over the country and the Commonwealth, including Canada, for seven decades. She was the longest reigning monarch in Britain’s history. Her eldest son, Charles, has ascended to the throne under the title King Charles III.

To observe the importance of the Queen’s death, the flags at the MRC have all been lowered to half-mast and the 18 municipalities have followed. The flags will remain at half-mast until sunset on the day of the funeral.

‘’On behalf of the MRC Council of Mayors and all of the MRC staff, I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the members of the Royal family. We also want to express our admiration and respect for her life of devoted service to the people of England and to the entire Commonwealth. She has been a true model of consistency and selfless service over the past seven decades. She has enjoyed a warm relationship with Canada and visited our country 22 times. I had the opportunity to see her in 1973 at Ontario Place in Toronto’’ said Jane Toller, Warden of the MRC Pontiac.

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