Former Liberal Senator Joyce Fairbain from Alberta passed away at the age of 82 earlier this week.
The Canadian Government announced that all flags at government buildings and establishments in Lethbridge would be lowered to half mass today.
A former journalist, Fairbain was hired by Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1970 to serve as a legislative assistant, before becoming a Communication Coordinator for the Prime Minister of Office in 1981.
Fairbain was one of the patronage appointments that caused John Turner damage during the 1984 election. During the 1984 leadership election