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PC Caucus Expresses Sympathy to Leader and Family on the Passing of John C. Crosbie
“Time and again, he reminded us: Where once he stood, we stand.”
Friday, January 10, 2020

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release


St. John’s, NL (January 10th, 2020) – Progressive Conservative Caucus Leader David Brazil, on behalf of the entire Official Opposition Caucus, has expressed sympathy to leader Ches Crosbie and the Crosbie family on the passing of the leader’s father, John C. Crosbie.

“It was in the House of Assembly, where we serve today, that John Crosbie started delivering for Newfoundland and Labrador. He stood his ground, fought for people, and made bold choices, such as the one that delivered a new administration and a new direction to our province through the elections of 1971 and 1972.”

“Time and again, he reminded us: Where once he stood, we stand.”

“Time and again in the last few months of his life, John – as feisty and politically engaged as ever, despite his advancing age and physical frailty – reminded us of the obvious parallels and inspired us to stand and deliver in the House just as he delivered for our province.”

“So in marking his passing, we do so – as he wished – in the same spirit in which he lived his entire life in politics and public service – pulling no punches, no holds barred.”

“We also recognize that this is a very difficult time for the Crosbie family, and our hearts break for them in their time of loss.”

“To John’s wife Jane, to Ches and to the entire Crosbie family, we convey our deepest sympathies and also our great appreciation for the incredible legacy of service that John and his family have contributed to Newfoundland and Labrador. The Crosbie legacy is a living legacy that has delivered greatly and will keep on delivering for Newfoundland and Labrador.”



Bradley Russell,

Director of Policy and Research

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