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Saying goodbye to former publisher John Hobel
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/18/2016

Saying goodbye is never easy. Unexpected farewells are even harder.

John Hobel, publisher and editor-in-chief of Canadian HR Reporter, passed away on March 26 following an illness. He fought the good fight, as they say. 

John had been a fixture and steady hand at this publication for nearly two decades. He taught me a lot about journalism, and the business behind it. He hired me in 1999 and I reported to him off and on for a good chunk of my 17-year career at Thomson Reuters. From 1998 to 2006, he was the managing editor — his words filled this column nearly 200 times.