Richard Cashin, Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

Lorraine Michael, MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi
Member’s Statement
Richard Cashin, Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
March 7, 2019

I am delighted to congratulate Richard Cashin for being invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, recognizing his significant contributions to this province as a politician, a lawyer, and labour leader.

Richard attended St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie Law School in Nova Scotia. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for St. John’s-West in 1962 and re-elected in 1963 and 1965.

Richard Cashin became the founding President of the Newfoundland Fisherman, Food and Allied Workers Union in 1971 and served in that role until he retired. He also represented Newfoundland and Labrador as the Atlantic Commissioner of the Task Force on National Unity and served as well on the Board of Directors for the Salt Fish Corporation, Petro Canada and the Export Development Board.

In 1989, Mr. Cashin was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

I ask the honourable members of this House to join with me in congratulating Richard Cashin on receiving the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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