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Order of Canada

John-Barbalinardo Lombardi, C.M., O.Ont.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
John-Barbalinardo Lombardi, C.M., O.Ont. C.M. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
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.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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