Ian MacPherson

It’s sad news indeed to learn of the death of Ian MacPherson earlier this month.  He was a major figure in the Canadian cooperative movement but he also played a key role globally in cooperative circles where he will be remembered particularly for the careful and politically sensitive work he undertook in the drafting of the current wording of the seven Co-operative Principles, agreed by the International Co-operative Alliance in 1995.

The cooperative global bed is shared by some strange and curious bedfellows, but the fact that the ICA’s values and principles are so broadly accepted is testimony to the importance of this work.

There is a web page of very moving tributes to Ian posted here.

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