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Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the death of Reg Alcock

Posted on October 14, 2011

 Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the death of former Liberal Member of Parliament Reg Alcock:

“I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn this morning of the sudden passing of Reg Alcock.

Reg was a distinguished politician and public servant. He began his political career in the Manitoba legislature and later moved to federal politics, serving the people of Winnipeg South for more than a decade. He served as a cabinet minister in the Martin government and took his experience and dedication to the University of Manitoba when his career in politics came to an end. He also served as a member of the Harvard Policy Group.

Reg’s booming voice, extraordinary energy and great enthusiasm for everything he did was his great hallmark. He befriended and mentored me in the ways of public policy and I shall miss his irrepressibly candid advice.

Reg’s passing is a loss to all of us. Manitoba and Canada have lost a man who was dedicated to the public good.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I wish to express our deepest condolences to Reg’s family and many friends.”