John Crosbie dead at 88 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202072 Views

Crosbie earned praise — and criticism — for his quick wit, saucy tongue and controversial decisions

Jan 10, 2020

John Crosbie, a firebrand of a politician who served in several federal cabinet portfolios and who played a dominant role in his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador for decades, has died.

He was 88.

“To Newfoundland and Labrador and to Canada, he was an independent spirit, a passionate nation builder, an orator of biting wit and charm, and always — forever — a tireless fighter for the people,” reads a family statement released Friday morning.

“John’s is a legacy worth celebrating, a life worth emulating, a name indelibly etched in the history of this place we love.”

Arrangements for his memorial wake and funeral will be announced soon, the family said.

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