Half-masting Notice: Death of Grace M. McCarthy, O.C., O.B.C. – 1927-2017

The City of Victoria has received notice from the Province that the Canadian flag should be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Friday, May 26, 2017 to mark the death of Grace M. McCarthy, former Deputy Premier and Social Credit Cabinet Minister and MLA.

Where a Canadian flag and a British Columbia flag fly near to one other, both flags should be at half-mast.

Flags on all BC Government buildings and establishments across the province will also be flown at half-mast.

Mrs. McCarthy, a member of the Order of British Columbia, was the first woman in Canada to serve as Deputy Premier (1975) and was a Cabinet Minister in the BC Legislature from 1975 to 1988.