Madeleine Parent was one of those people who make you think anew about the world. Her courage and inspirational leadership were a huge part of the labour movement, the women's movement, and struggles for social justice of every kind from peace activism to solidarity with First Nations.
No other activist better incarnated the spirit of this website.
I mourn her passing, and I wish the world more people with her ability, and willingness to engage with the issues of our times.
Among her gifts was the ability to make those she met feel they had a special relationship with her. Her gift for friendship was exceptional. For those of us fortunate enough to meet with her, learn from her, and laugh with her, the loss is deeply felt.
We can console outselves knowing she leaves the world of all Canadian workers a better place as a result of her unflagging efforts on behalf of others.