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John Loxley Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished John Loxley.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

John Loxley did so much work every day of his gigantic life, making relationships, policies, and institutions healthy and humane. He was one of the rare leaders who always tried to include and create opportunities.

A tribute to John Loxely | CCPA


My most cherished memories on the pitch over the last five years was actually spent laughing on the bench, discussing sport, politics and life with the man. An incredible loss for anyone who was lucky enough to know him. RIP John Loxley.


St. Johns lost a great man with the passing of John Loxley.

John paved the way for social economic justice; worked closely with Cindy Blackstock on the Tribunal; and so much more.

He was a kind and loving man.

My deepest condolences to his whole family and many friend


I am heartbroken today at the loss, far too soon, of my comrade & mentor John Loxley. Sending love & solidarity to his family, all Manitoba progressives, and his colleagues in the unique program he helped build at UofM. We’ll do something fitting when we can; for today just tears


Sad news. I completed my undergrad at the UofM, and John Loxley was the first professor to give me a research assistant job, and the respect of being a researcher. As part of what drove me toward a PhD, I will always be grateful for that.


My condolences to the family & many friends of John Loxley.
John was a UofM prof of mine who helped shape my understanding of economics and economic justice. In fact I met
@mattwiebeMB
in the back row of his class.
John moved the dial in many areas & made space for other voices


Our dear friend and mentor, John Loxley, died on July 28, 2020.

His place in Winnipeg’s left cannot be overstated, and we are honoured to have shared some of his work with the world as his publisher. We already feel at a loss without him, and our hearts go out to his family. He was precious to many people on the progressive left, with whom he worked over a lifetime of commitment to social justice and equality. Those people are all over the world, and we take strength from knowing we are part of this community of those grieving John and struggling to accept that he is gone.

Twenty five years ago, John wrote the first review of the first book ARP ever published. A detailed, serious and sympathetic review by someone of John’s international reputation helped bring much-needed attention to our press at a time when we needed it most.

ARP worked with him again on the participatory economics book Show Us the Money: The Politics and Process of Alternative Budgets (1998), for which he wrote the introduction. ARP was only two years old then. At the time, the Winnipeg-based social justice group Cho!ces was running popular education workshops for activists on government budgets across Canada. John taught hundreds of activists how to understand the politics of budgets, how to be able to refute the austerity logic of right-wing budgets, and how to use economic knowledge as a tool in the struggle for change. He believed that knowledge belonged to everyone, not just to elites. Although he was a brilliant and prolific scholar, he hated the idea of the ivory tower. A beloved teacher, he wore his learning lightly.

In 2002, a conference was held in John’s honour. The conference papers became Globalization, Neo-Conservative Policies, and Democratic Alternatives: Essays in Honour of John Loxley. We had the chance to meet and get to know Haroon Akram-Lodhi, an old friend of John’s, who co-edited the volume with Robert Chernomas, John’s colleague at the University of Manitoba.

Later, John gave ARP a book of his collected essays to publish, Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development: Papers and Retrospectives (2010).

John was a builder of community. He insisted that we all treat each other with kindness, and never forget which side we were on. Loyalty and generosity shaped the political work we did together. John had a genius for friendship. He was deeply empathetic. He was the glue that held people together, especially during difficult times when political battles were lost every day, and there were few victories to be found. He celebrated with us when those victories came. He mourned with us when friends were lost. And now we must do the same for each other, without him.

‪My condolences to the family & many friends of John Loxley.‬
‪John was a U of M prof of mine who helped shape my understanding of economics and economic justice. A profound thing he once said in class always stuck with me – the idea that First Nations people don’t respond to economic incentives is just bunk because the fur trade would never have happened if that were true. That insight helped me think more deeply about how economics applies to the real world and not just in text books. By extension it helped me to see the impact of economic incentives and phenomena all around us which in turn helped me greatly in both personal and professional spheres.
I also met my colleague Matt Wiebe in the back row of his class.‬
As the leader of the Manitoba NDP I am mindful of how much John influenced the important policies that we have on economic, health and labour fronts in our province among many, many others.
‪John moved the dial in many areas & made space for other voices‬, black and Indigenous voices in particular. A great person and a real progressive.
You will be missed.
Journey well John.

We are grieving on Bannerman Avenue and in our whole community at the passing of John Loxley and trying to surround his beloved partner, Aurelie Mogan, and children, Raina, Matthew, Salim and Camille with our love and support. John was an internationally acclaimed scholar and author but at the same time he was a good neigbour, local soccer coach, and community activist. He was a mentor and support to our family at the same time as being a preeminent expert on community economic development and on the underfunding of First Nations Children’s Welfare. He was an economics adviser to governments overseas and here at home at the same time as he helped establish our local Pollock’s Hardware Co-op. He was the Co-Chair of Cho!ces, the inspiration behind the alternative budget movement, and an active member of the CCPA. John lived by the values of justice, equality, diversity, and inclusivity and never stopped empowering communities to demand economic and social justice and leading the drive for progressive politics here in Manitoba and across Canada. Our only way to honour the life and gifts of John Loxley is to carry on his unrelenting spirit of activism and to emulate his example of unwavering dedication to social justice.

The house of labour has suffered a sad loss yesterday with the passing of John Loxley.

John spent his career working to improve the lives of working people, dedicated to the labour movement in Canada and around the world. He was a progressive economist, a life-long social and community activist, and a caring and skilled educator.

His research and work on public-private partnerships and social impact bonds have been invaluable to the labour movement’s work to resist privatization, protect our public services and fight for a public sector that serves our society’s most vulnerable.

John’s compassion, dedication and brilliance has, and will continue, to guide and inspire progressive academics and labour activists for years to come.

Our deepest condolences are with John’s family and loved ones.

John Loxley was the only man I ever met who would teach about the transformation problem in the morning, discuss economic policy with a cabinet minister in the afternoon, and work with a community group on their economic plan in the evening. He defined ‘organic intellectual.’ Everyone who met and worked with him knew that he was the best of us. He spent his entire life trying to make the world a better place, and sacrificed a lot to do so – but he never saw it in that way.

Would that we could be so good.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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