Canada’s unions congratulate Leo Gerard on Order of Canada appointment

June 30, 2023

Statement from CLC President Bea Bruske on the appointment of USW International President Emeritus, Leo Gerard, to the Order of Canada:

Today, our friend and esteemed colleague, Leo Gerard, was appointed Companion of the Order of Canada, this country’s highest civilian honour.

Leo’s contributions to the labour movement – both in Canada and internationally – cannot be overstated. He has been a champion for workers on issues like equality, pensions, labour rights and social justice, to name just a few.

Having worked his way from shop steward to United Steelworkers International President, Leo became well-known as an influential labour advocate and strong voice for working people. A fierce defender of workers’ rights, he spent his career fighting to create and preserve good, safe, family-supporting jobs for USW members.

Canada’s entire labour movement couldn’t be prouder of the well-deserved recognition Leo is receiving for his decades of tireless work and activism.

Congratulations, Leo, and thank you for everything you’ve done for workers in Canada and around the world.

Read USW’s statement here.

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