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Crosbie and PC Party Pay Tribute to Neil Windsor
On behalf of the Progressive Conservative Party and Caucus, PC Leader Ches Crosbie today honored Neil Windsor
Monday, March 29, 2021

(March 29, 2021) – On behalf of the Progressive Conservative Party and Caucus, PC Leader Ches Crosbie today honored Neil Windsor – “a giant of public service in Newfoundland and Labrador, one of the great builders of the City of Mount Pearl and a truly outstanding individual who was admired and well-liked by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.”

“Neil served the people of Mount Pearl in the House of Assembly for two decades from 1975 to 1996. In fact, he was one of those most responsible for Mount Pearl becoming a City in 1988, and his pride in the City and his dedication to the people was unwavering. In 2014, the Premier named the City’s municipal building the H. Neil Windsor Municipal Building in recognition of his enormous contribution.”

“Prior to entering provincial politics, Neil served as the first Town Engineer for what was then the Town of Mount Pearl, and he was also instrumental in establishing the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association and constructing the City’s swimming pool – accomplishments that were mentioned when he was inducted into the Mount Pearl Sports Hall of Fame.”

“He also had a stellar hockey career. He was the goaltender for the Memorial Beothuk team that won the Boyle trophy in 1965.”

“Neil served in senior roles in the caucuses of Frank Moores, Brian Peckford, Tom Rideout, Len Simms and Lynn Verge. He was a Minister of the Crown in a range of portfolios including
development, Finance, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Energy and Mines. As a former Finance Minister, Neil was especially formidable as the Official Opposition shadow critic for Finance, holding the feet of the government to the fire throughout the tenure of Premier Clyde Wells.”

“For 15 years after leaving public life, from 1996 to 2011, Neil served as Executive Director and Registrar for the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geoscientists of Alberta – a role that tapped his greatest strengths and earned him numerous accolades and awards.”

“On behalf of our Caucus and Party, I send our deepest condolences to Neil Windsor’s family.”



David Maher

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