OTTAWA– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the death of Stompin’ Tom Connors:
“I was very sorry to hear of Tom Connors’ death. With his passing, Canadians have lost a real musical legend and cultural icon.
Tom was a wonderful voice for Canada, and his music brought cheer to the lives of so many. He was a true patriot and embodied the very best of what it means to be a Canadian. We will be forever thankful to Stompin’ Tom for a lifetime of contributions to his beloved country.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I would like to extend my condolences to Tom’s wife, Lena, their four children and his entire family.”