Alan Borovoy, Toronto lawyer and civil rights activist, dead at 83

Alan Borovoy, a longtime Toronto lawyer and civil rights activist, has died, according to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA).

Borovoy was 83.

He studied law at the University of Toronto and then continued to work in the city representing several minority groups before joining the CCLA as its general counsel in 1968, a role he held until 2009.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    A “civil rights activists”?
    So he spent his entire career as an enemy of the free peoples of Canada

    • Frau Katze

      Did he? I’ve never heard of him. The obit is vague. Says he worked for free speech, but that was likely back in the days when the left approved of it.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        They never approved of “free speech”. They only used that as a cover to shout-down and stifle their ideological opponents.

        • BillyHW

          Michael Coren is also praising him, so I’m automatically suspicious.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            There ya go!

        • Frau Katze

          Good point.

  • G

    Woo hoo! One less!
    -oh wait! – I’m sorry — (sorry it didn’t happen 83 years sooner).

    I’l have some party supply company deliver paper hats, streamers and noise makers to his funeral. When they refuse I’ll make up some professional victim B.S. to force them.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “Virtue in the middle, said the Devil, as he sat down between two lawyers.”
    “Pass the salt, Al.”

  • Glenfilthie

    Given the usual stripe of ‘snivel rights advocates’ that infest Tranna…I’m betting Canada is better off without him…

    • Gary

      I never like him because he seem to have OCD and a mild autism where he didn’t want to hear other views and have a one track mind to dwell on whet he saw as the Human Right and talked slowly while very animated.
      His type always find the 1 example to back their stance in case that person moves to Canada one day and wants to gut and cut a pig outside a jewish deli with just shoes on while kids go by and he burns a rainbow flag and praises Marc Lepin and Bernado as his RIGHT to do it.
      Alan won’t be here to prove his metal over the mohammed cartoon issue if he was for free speech , except that i bet he would use the currently popular ” BUT” and then say we must respect islam and not hurt muslims.

  • marty_p

    Self hating Jew.