Barlow and White at the CBC debate on the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, October 1987.
The Council of Canadians mourns the passing of labour leader Bob White who died yesterday at the age of 81.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow says, "I mourn the loss of Bob White, a fighter for justice and a warrior for workers' rights. We fought free trade together. He was a wonderful man. My hero."
In her autobiography, Barlow wrote, "[In October 1987], I took part in a historic two-part debate on the Free Trade Agreement on CBC's The Journal, pitting Bob White and me against Tom d'Aquino and Peter Lougheed. Bob and I were nervous and spent several days holed up with our advisers."