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Video: Ontario legislature honours Alex Trebek with moment of silence

Sudbury-born Jeopardy! host died Nov. 8

The Ontario legislature paid tribute to Alex Trebek on Monday, after Sudbury NDP MPP Jamie West called on his peers to observe a moment of silence to honour the late Jeopardy! host. 

Trebek, who passed away Nov. 8, was born and raised in Sudbury. 

Trebek got his start on CBC in 1963,  first on a music show for teens and then moving onto hosting game shows. 

In 1973, he headed to the U.S. to host his first game show on an American network, The Wizard of Odds. He was selected as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984 and hosted the show for 37 seasons. 

“Alex was one of Sudbury’s favourite sons,” said West. “Like Sudbury, Alex was bilingual, humble about his success and was best known for being friendly and polite.”

All members in the house stood to pay tribute to the popular game show host.

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