On November 27 the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives gave its first Social Justice Award to Michael McBane, who has just stepped down as National Coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition. What follows is a condensed version of my remarks in honour of his receiving the award.
It is good to find Michael among friends, companions, comrades.
That's where the word social comes from -- Socius -- Latin for allies, companions, people we know, those we live with, and who matter to us.
To honour Mike, I want to reflect on social justice, not limit my remarks to how much he is appreciated.