Richard Cashin

The grandson of Newfoundland prime minister Michael Cashin and nephew of Peter Cashin, Richard Cashin is one of Newfoundland’s most passionate and accomplished orators. He has had a distinguished career in politics, having been elected Member of Parliament in 1962 and representing the district of St. John’s West until 1968. In 1970, together with Father Desmond McGrath, he organized fishers to form the Newfoundland Fish,Food & Allied Workers Union and was elected its first president. In 1989 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was sworn into the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada in 1992.

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