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The Council of Canadians mourns the passing of Farley Mowat

Farley MowatThe Council of Canadians mourns the passing of Farley Mowat.

Farley was a founding member of the Council of Canadians in 1985. And over the years he joined with us to oppose the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement, the destructive expansion of the tar sands, oil and gas exploration in the Old Harry Prospect in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and numerous other causes of shared concern.

The Toronto Star reports, “The author, whose books on nature, such as Never Cry Wolf, delighted Canadians for decades, was still active in campaigns to protect his beloved country, recently quoted on CBC’s The Current complaining about a plan to increase wifi service in Canada’s national parks.”

In 1991, we presented Farley with our ‘Take Back the Nation’ award.

We extend our sincerest condolences to his wife Claire and his two children David and Sandy.

Farley was 92.