Alan Borovoy


Alan Borovoy

Alfred Alan Borovoy (born 1932) is a Canadian lawyer best known as the general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA). [http://www.ccla.org/peop/staff.shtml CCLA biography] ]

He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1956 from the University of Toronto. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1958. In 1960, Borovoy started working as secretary of the Jewish Labour Committee in Toronto [Alexandra Zabjek. " [http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/cityplus/story.html?id=449e1994-5d1d-4808-abca-aa7b1f096f66&p=1 Defence of free speech must be absolute: advocate: Dean of civil liberties movement sees disturbing trend at rights commissions] ", "Edmonton Journal", January 22, 2008] fighting racism against minority groups in Toronto, particularly Black Canadians. [Ross Lambertson, [http://books.google.com/books?id=CKwyJaF6AMAC&pg=PA281&lpg=PA281&dq=%22jewish+labour+committee%22+toronto&source=web&ots=WYt3jxozxc&sig=AaltqlHcu2ZKd3BrQE0hGhCY18c#PPA317,M1 "Repression And Resistance: Canadian Human Rights Activists, 1930-1960"] , University of Toronto Press, 2005, page 317] In 1968, he became general counsel for the CCLA, and he continues to serve in this position.

He is the author of "The New Anti-Liberals, Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator" and "When Freedoms Collide: The Case for Our Civil Liberties", which was nominated for the 1988 Governor General's Awards. His latest book, "Categorically Incorrect: Ethical fallacies in Canada's war on terror" was released in early 2007.

In 1982, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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