Government of Ontario

Never Lose Heart: A Tribute to Former Oshawa MPP Cliff Pilkey

Published on June 8, 2016

Cliff Pilkey was not a man of few words – instead, he was a man of powerful and resonant words.

He inspired and taught people to be activists, advocates, leaders and changemakers.  He would say:

“Don’t lose heart because your life and your efforts are at the embryo stage.  Be strong and stay on course and let it grow and let it blossom. Stay true. Never lose heart.”

Thank you to Cliff’s family, and thank you to Cliff Pilkey for staying the course and making it broader, safer & fairer for everyone after.

Ontario is better for the commitment and legacy of Cliff Pilkey.