Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Working To Honour Gord Downie

A private member's bill that seeks to name a new poet laureate position after late Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie is up for second reading in the Ontario Legislature today.

Bill 186 -- the Poet Laureate of Ontario Act In Memory of Gord Downie -- was introduced by Windsor-Tecumseh N-D-P MPP Percy Hatfield.

It calls for a poet laureate who would promote art and literacy in Ontario.

The post would be named after the late frontman of the Kingston-based rock band, who died in October at the age of 53.


Percy Hatfield (AM800 file photo)


With files from the Canadian Press