Daryl Bean has found a knack for being the middle man.
“I used to play hockey with Bryan Murray,” he remembered. “When I was seeing Bryan getting angry, my job was to get in between him and whoever he was going to punch and I had to punch them instead, because they could afford me sitting in the box, but not him.”
The position of mediator seems to be familiar to him and has recurred in various forms and contexts throughout his life. From getting in between schoolyard bullies and their victims at recess to serving as president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), one of Canada’s largest unions, for 15 years, he is well familiar with the concept of ‘taking one for the team’.
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