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Alan Borovoy 1932-2015

Posted on May 12 by Kyle in News

It saddens us to announce passing of Alan Borovoy. He was a Canadian civil rights champion, an officer of the Order of Canada since 1982, and author of Categorically Incorrect: Ethical Fallacies in Canada's War on Terror (Dundurn 2008). Borovoy, who served as general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association for more than 40 years, was 82 years old at the time of his death. 

TORONTO AUTHOR NAMED RUNNER-UP FOR DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE thumbnail

Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe, by Toronto-based writer and anthropologist Jo Roberts, has become the first Canadian publication to place second at the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize, it was announced today. Roberts will be honored at a gala ceremony in Dayton, OH on November 9th, alongside non-fiction winner Karima Bennoune, author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here.

1. The Orange Order began as an Irish Protestant fraternity sometimes referred to as the Loyal Order of Lodgemen, or LOL.

 2. Robert Baldwin, of Spadina House, instructed that a male version of a Caesarean section be performed on his corpse in homage to his beloved wife, Eliza, who died at twenty-five in 1836 after such an operation.

 3. To project a dignified image as Mayor of Toronto in 1846, William Boulton sat for his official portrait wearing black silk stockings, frilly sleeves, and white lace exploding out of his vest.

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