Adieu Gord Lawson (1951-2020) – NDP Remembers Local Member Gord Lawson

Gord Lawson (centre) walking with David McLaren (left) and President Matt Trowbridge (right) at the 2018 Walk-a-Mile benefit for the Women’s Centre of Grey Bruce.
NDP Newsletter, April 2021

In November of last year, Bruce Grey Owen Sound NDP lost a valuable member – Gord Lawson. 

Gord was a welcome voice at our Executive meetings where he served as our Vice President for the federal party. A contractor in the Bruce Peninsula, he was always looking for sustainable ways to build housing. 

He contributed to our submission to the federal government on affordable housing (at

He was a passionate advocate for a basic income guarantee for Canadians and felt strongly about the NDP values of equality among people and kindness to the environment. The Executive has purchased a grove of trees in his memory with an inscription from the poet John Donne: “Because I am involved with mankind.”