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AGPI Mourns Passing of David C. Onley, Former Lieutenant Governor General

David C. Onley
David C. Onley

The Abraham Global Peace Initiative's (AGPI) Board of Directors and its Canadian Board of Advisors mourn the passing of former Lieutenant Governor General, David C. Onley.

The Hon. Mr. Onley was an enthusiastic founding member of AGPI, advocating for the advancement of peace and human rights. Mr. Onley was the first person with a physical disability to hold the post of Lieutenant Governor General of Ontario.

Mr. Onley was a champion advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. In serving the province and Canada with distinction, he became a role model for many people who face physical and mental barriers. He encouraged people “to see the ability, rather than the disability”.

"Mr. Onley was the epitome of leaders involved with our organization from the earliest days. He exemplified kindness, compassion, integrity, and incredible leadership, especially in the area of social justice. He will be greatly missed" said AGPI's Founding Chairman and CEO, Avi Abraham Benlolo.

Mr. Onley was a dedicated supporter of the values espoused by the Abraham Global Peace Initiative including standing up for the State of Israel; advocating against Antisemitism and all forms of racism and discrimination and having the determination to make the world a better place.

AGPI extends its heartfelt condolences to his spouse, Ruth Ann, and to his children and grandchildren.



The Abraham Global Peace Initiative (AGPI) is a prominent international NGO based in Canada. It educates, advocates and publishes articles, reports and produces films, exhibits, symposiums and media content to counter Antisemitism; combat Holocaust denial; advance The Abraham Accords, and advance freedom, democracy and universal human rights. AGPI is a registered (Canadian) charitable organization and provides tax-receipts for donations.


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