OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

August 23, 2011 09:59 ET

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation Mourns the Loss of Jack Layton

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2011) - All Canadians, regardless of their political beliefs, have lost a friend today," said Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO).

"Jack Layton was a champion for working and middle class Canadians. He inspired us all with a vision of a society where everyone could enjoy the benefits of living in this great country," said Coran.

"At a time when politics has become increasingly calculating and brutish, Jack managed to stay above it all. His iconic smile became synonymous with his positive outlook and fighting spirit," said Coran.

"I am sure all our members join me in offering condolences to Jack Layton's family," said Coran. "He will surely be missed."

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Ken Coran
    President
    416.751.8300 or 1.800.267.7867