SFL President celebrates Kathleen Ruff’s achievements in asbestos awareness work

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, and other members of the Saskatchewan trade union movement, sent congratulations to Kathleen Ruff, recipient of the 2011 Rideau Institute Leadership Award.

 

SASKATCHEWAN ASBESTOS DISEASE AWARENESS ORGANIZATION

 

Dear President Staples,

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Traders Council, Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization wholeheartedly support the Rideau Institute Board of Directors most deserved recognition of Kathleen Ruff as recipient of their prestigious Leadership Award. The award only confirms what the public and occupational health activists across this country have long known.

There can be no doubt that Kathleen has been and still is the leader of our National Ban Asbestos Campaign. She has done more than anyone else to alert the public about the dangers of this deadly carcinogen. In giving her this award, the Saskatchewan Labour movement is in your gratitude!

When the history of the Canadian Asbestos story is told, Kathleen Ruff will be the central protagonist, and will then receive national honour as an inspirational personality, committed to moral responsibility by organizing against a pernicious and disgraceful asbestos policy during dark times which she has illuminated.

The Rideau Institute has also brought light to this truth. The Saskatchewan Labour Movement extends our hand to you for bringing to Canada’s moral attention Kathleen Ruff who exposed herself to the public and proved herself in the public realm.

Respectfully,

Larry Hubich, President,
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

 

Terry Parker, Business Manager,
Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council

 

Bob Sass and Howard Willems,
Chair, Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

 

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