Order of Canada
John-Barbalinardo Lombardi, C.M., O.Ont.
|John-Barbalinardo Lombardi, C.M., O.Ont.
|Member of the Order of Canada
||June 22, 1981
||October 21, 1981
| Born in Toronto, he was at first a dance-band trumpeter and a grocer. Later he became a pioneer in multicultural broadcasting. He continues, particularly through his radio station which now broadcasts in thirty-two languages, to foster a better understanding among the ethnic groups of the Toronto area.
|Deceased on March 18, 2002.