TORONTO – Steven Del Duca, Ontario Liberal Party Leader, made the following statement:
I was saddened to hear of the passing of our former Liberal Leader, Stuart Lyon Smith.
Stuart was a kind and generous man who mentored countless others.
It was under his leadership that the Ontario Liberal Party laid down roots in urban Ontario – work that has resonated for decades afterwards.
He was our first Jewish leader and a man of great intellect.
Stuart leaves a lasting legacy for our party. He carried us through tough times.
My condolences go out to his family and friends.
We will miss him.