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Former Ontario premier, Brampton’s Bill Davis one of first seniors to receive COVID vaccine

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Former Ontario premier, Brampton’s Bill Davis one of first seniors to receive COVID vaccine

Former Premier Bill Davis, here with his wife Kathleen, receives his vaccine yesterday

It has been a busy week for the former premier of Ontario, Brampton’s William “Bill” Davis.

Not only did Davis celebrate the 50th anniversary of his swearing in as premier, he was also one of the first to receive his COVID-19 vaccine through the William Osler Health System.

Davis, 91, served as premier from 1971 until 1985 and is most notable for implementing full funding for Ontario’s Catholic high schools as well as the creation of regional government in 1974; which amalgamated many of the services of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon under one umbrella as Peel Region.

Davis was first elected as an MPP in the riding of Peel in 1959 and then as riding distributions took place, was also re-elected in Peel North and then Brampton.

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