Mr. Speaker, the outpouring of praise and admiration upon the recent passing of Graham Dennis should come as no surprise, as he was a man held in the highest esteem in Nova Scotia.
Mr. Dennis was the publisher of the Chronicle Herald based in Halifax and serving our province. The Chronicle Herald remains Canada's largest independently owned newspaper, a fact that serves as a testament to Mr. Dennis' personal style of business leadership.
Every morning we see the physical proof of Mr. Dennis' passion for his home province and his commitment to family owned business, as on our doorsteps we find a newspaper that is entirely based in the community it serves.
Mr. Dennis ran the Chronicle Herald from the age of 26 until he died at 84. His six decades at the helm of this paper helped cement it as a central part of the cultural fabric of our community.
Graham Dennis' legacy is truly impressive, and it is clear that Haligonians and Nova Scotians have lost a true ambassador and a much beloved friend.
On behalf of the riding of Halifax, I offer my sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.