We congratulate Dr. Lynn Jones

July 6, 2023

We congratulate Dr. Lynn Jones, a native of Truro who now resides in Halifax, on her appointment to the Order of Canada. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Lynn’s exceptional leadership within the Canadian labour movement and her unwavering dedication to advancing equity, justice, and human rights in her province and beyond.

Lynn’s contributions as a member of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and with the Canadian Labour Congress have been commendable, and this well-deserved honour acknowledges her significant impact on the labour landscape. Through her tireless efforts, Lynn has championed workers’ rights, advocated for fair and safe working conditions, and fostered an environment of inclusivity and equality. Lynn is one of ten children in a family of community leaders. She has been a lifelong civil and human rights activist, educator, community and labour organizer, and an inspiring speaker. Beyond her invaluable work in the labour movement, Lynn has been a beacon of inspiration in various other spheres. Her commitment to environmental concerns, archival preservation of African Nova Scotian history, and combating gentrification have further exemplified her dedication to building a just and equitable society.

Lynn’s appointment to the Order of Canada is a testament to her unwavering resolve, compassion, and leadership. It is a recognition of her remarkable achievements and the positive impact she has made on the lives of countless individuals. This honour celebrates Lynn’s accomplishments and inspires others to follow in her footsteps.

On behalf of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, we express our utmost admiration for Lynn’s outstanding work and acknowledge the significance of this honour. Lynn’s appointment to the Order of Canada underscores her exceptional contributions and exemplifies the power of her advocacy in promoting social justice and human rights.

Once again, congratulations to Sister Lynn Jones on this remarkable achievement. May her continued efforts inspire and empower others to strive for a more equitable and inclusive society.

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