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Memorable Manitobans: Laurence Delbridge (1916-1989)

Safety administrator.

Born in Winnipeg, he graduated from the University of Manitoba in arts and served with the Canadian Artillery and Signal Corps in World War Two. In 1947 he moved to Nova Scotia to become manager of the Nova Scotia Safety Council. He was instrumental in the introduction of many safety reforms in Nova Scotia, including a drivers’ education program for the schools and a mandatory seat belt law.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 3 August 2008

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