Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 05, 2016 17:06 ET

Statement by Minister Joly on the Death of Mel Hurtig

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 5, 2016) - On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I offer deepest condolences to the family, friends and many admirers of Mel Hurtig.

Mr. Hurtig was a gifted author and celebrated publisher. He believed passionately in social justice, a subject that inspired many of his works as a writer.

He received several honours for his remarkable contributions to Canada, including the Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, as well as appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Mr. Hurtig will be remembered and honoured as a spirited defender of our country, which he loved so much. His legacy will live on in the impressive body of work that he wrote and published, including The Canadian Encyclopedia and The Junior Encyclopedia of Canada.

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage