The Institute pays tribute to Madeleine Parent, renowned union activist
On April 1, 2012, on behalf of the Professional Institute, Yvon Brodeur, Québec Regional Director, delivered these words at a public memorial service to honour the memory of Madeleine Parent and her invaluable contribution to Canadian and Québec society. Madame Parent passed away in March.
The union world, the feminist movement, the province of Québec, organizations in support of peace, to name a few, are grieving the loss of a great lady. Until her last breath, she stood firm, and tirelessly opposed injustice and inequality. We owe her a great deal. To honour her memory, we are committed to follow in her footsteps.
Madame Parent, we will miss you immensely. To your family and friends, on behalf of the Institute and its 60,000 members, please accept our sincere condolences.