May 12th, 2014

Statement from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the passing of Lynn Williams

TORONTO – “I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Lynn Williams, former International President of the United Steelworkers and a true giant of the Canadian labour movement. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and loved ones.”


“Workers and New Democrats across the country owe a debt of gratitude to Lynn. Active in the labour movement from a young age, Lynn worked tirelessly to improve the lives of workers around the globe and was internationally known for his work. Being involved with the labour movement in Hamilton, I couldn’t help but feel influenced by Lynn’s legacy.”


“I thank Mr. Williams for his years of service and dedication to progressive values. New Democrats everywhere are proud to honour his legacy every day as we pursue our shared goals and values.”