Bea Bruske: John Horgan is a true friend to working people

June 28, 2022

OTTAWA––Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, released the following statement:

“Canada’s unions thank John Horgan for being a true friend of working people, in B.C. and across Canada. His leadership will be greatly missed.

“John never forgot his own working-class roots and led a labour-friendly government that delivered for working people. Whether it was saving lives through enacting paid sick leave during the pandemic, or more recently restoring fairness to the unionization process by returning automatic certification to the province, John put working people at the centre of his government.

“As premier, John demonstrated that you can deliver a strong economy while running a government that shows it cares deeply for everyday people, whether addressing affordability, strengthening health care or creating good jobs in a clean energy future. The B.C. NDP government of John Horgan has been a positive model for governments everywhere. 

“On behalf of Canada’s unions, I would like to wish John the very best in whatever he chooses to take on next. On a personal note, I want to add sincere thanks for his wise counsel and friendship.

“We know, of course, there is still much work to do and Canada’s unions look forward to working closely with B.C.’s next NDP premier in the years to come on the many priorities we share.”

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