Another loss

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Fresh on the heels of Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s passing comes the sad news that June Callwood died this morning of cancer at the age of 82.

Ms. Callwood was a Canadian treasure.  Journalist and activist, she fought for the rights of women, gays and the underprivileged for more than 40 years.  She never shouted, she didn’t need to.  Her eloquence and passion got her points across loud and clear.

Canada  has lost an important voice.  Like Vonnegut, June Callwood looked at the world and wasn’t afraid to peek under the rug and expose the nasty bits.