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Daurene Lewis, First Black Woman Mayor in Canada, Dies

The first black woman to become a mayor in Canada has died.

Daurene Lewis passed away Saturday morning in hospital from an undisclosed illness. She was 68.

Lewis was a major figure in Nova Scotia and the African Nova Scotian community.

She was first elected mayor of Annapolis Royal in 1984.

Her family had a long history in Annapolis Royal.

She was also the first black woman to run in a provincial election.

Lewis was a member of the Order of Canada, a nurse, and held a Ph.D. She was also the principal at the Leeds Street campus of the Nova Scotia Community College…

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