Prominent Anti-Poverty Activist Harry Leslie Smith Has Died

Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith is being remembered as one of a kind and a man who never wavered in his fight for equality and justice.

The 95-year-old, who split his time between Canada and his native England, died in hospital in Belleville, Ontario this morning at the age of 95.

Smith was a lifelong advocate for the poor.

He launched a crowdfunding campaign last year to finance his travels to refugee hotspots, writing that he had witnessed or participated in the great and terrible events that shaped the 20th century.

Smith said he would make sure that this last great task of his life would be a fitting testament to his generation’s commitment to leave the world a better place.

Photo source: www.cbc.ca  (submitted by family)

 

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