François Laporte is the president of Teamsters Canada.

Sisters, Brothers, Friends,

I was saddened to learn that Brother Léo Laliberté passed away peacefully following an illness on November 6, 2022, the day he turned 72.

Brother Laliberté first joined the Teamsters Union in 1989 as a truck driver with Robert Transport. He rose through the ranks successively, first as an assistant business agent at Robert Transport (1999) and then as a permanent business agent at Local Union 106 (2000). He was elected Recording Secretary in 2006 and became Vice President in 2013. He retired in 2021.

Léo brought his skills and experience to the entire Teamster family, also serving as a member of the Teamsters Quebec Education Committee, a member of the Motor Carrier and Teamsters Quebec Pension Plan Committees, and as Assistant Director of the Teamsters Canada Freight and Tankhaul Division.

He will always be remembered for his attention to detail and for his dedication as a mentor to many fellow Teamsters. I will remember him as a good person, a strong Teamster and as someone who was loved by his community and respected by his peers.

He is survived by his wife Louise, his two sons, Steve and François, his four granddaughters, Raphaëlle, Océane, Maggie, Lily Rose, his three sisters, Johanne, Jacqueline and Judith, and his brother Roger.

On behalf of the 125,000 Canadian members of the Teamsters Union, I would like to express our most sincere condolences to Brother Laliberté’s family and colleagues.

Rest in peace, Léo.

In solidarity,

François Laporte
President, Teamsters Canada