Statement from Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the loss of Toronto City Councillor and Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement on the passing of long-time Toronto City Councilor and Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell:

“My heart goes out to Pam’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. 

Pam was a fierce advocate for Toronto, for vulnerable people and for social justice. As a thoughtful and dedicated school board trustee and city councilor, she made it her life’s work to create opportunity for those who are struggling, and spoke powerfully about her belief that tackling poverty in our communities is a responsibility we all share.

She has left a lasting imprint on Toronto, and also on our party. She was an active New Democrat who will be remembered fondly and proudly by the NDP and our members.

On behalf of New Democrats across the province: thank you, Pam, for your steadfast defense of the principals we hold dear. You will be missed.”