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Maude Barlow steps down from Council of Canadians as honorary chairperson

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Jun 2nd, 2020
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Maude at Site 41

Maude at Site 41 in 2009 with, from left, fellow water warriors the late Keith Wood, his wife Ina and Patricia Watts

Council of Canadians update

It is with deep gratitude and respect that the Council of Canadians’ Board of Directors announces that Maude Barlow is stepping down from her position of Honorary Chairperson.

The Board is immensely thankful for all that Maude has contributed to the organization, right from the Council’s formation in 1985 to the present day. She has provided unparalleled leadership, commitment and dedication to the Council of Canadians, its values, and efforts to bring people together to drive progressive change.

“Maude Barlow is one of a kind. The wisdom, thoughtfulness and experience she has shared with the Council of Canadians over so many years cannot be matched,” says John Cartwright, Chairperson of the Council’s Board of Directors. “We are so thankful for her years of tireless dedication to fighting injustice and protecting the common good.”

“It has been the honour of my life to have served the Council of Canadians for over three decades and I know the Council will continue to fight for social justice for all,” says Barlow.

The Council of Canadians’ board members, staff, chapter activists, members and supporters offer sincere gratitude and thanks to Maude for her tireless and inspiring work to make a better Canada – and a better world – possible.

One Response to “Maude Barlow steps down from Council of Canadians as honorary chairperson”

  1. Ann says:

    This is really sad news.
    “Maude Barlow is one of a kind. The wisdom, thoughtfulness and experience she has shared with the Council of Canadians over so many years cannot be matched.”
    This statement is so very true. I first got to know Maude at Site 41, and then again at numerous other events where she spoke about protecting the water.
    She was always so passionate and caring when she spoke. She was clearly dedicated to the cause.
    I’m so grateful that I got to know Maude and she was part of my life, I will miss seeing her.
    I wish you all the best Maude, please take care. You will be dearly missed.

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