Tilson signs book of condolence for the late baroness Thatcher

April 15, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – While in Brussels, Belgium last week, Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson signed a book of condolence for the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher.

“Margaret Thatcher was a powerful political force in the 1980s and she single-handedly reshaped modern Great Britain,” Mr. Tilson said. “Her defence of the Falkland Islands as well as her work with President Reagan in bringing about the end of the Cold War have cemented her place as one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century.”

“As a Conservative, I was inspired by Mrs. Thatcher’s determination to rescue Great Britain from near economic collapse at the end of the 1970s,” noted Mr. Tilson. “She will be remembered for her strength of will and her fearless defence of free markets.”

Mr. Tilson was in Brussels leading an all-party delegation of Canadian MPs and Senators in his role as President of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association. The group of Parliamentarians were meeting with Members of the European Parliament and think tanks to discuss matters of mutual interest to Canada and the European Union.