Former broadcaster John Robertson dead at 80

Led opposition to Bill 22

A former Montreal broadcaster who in 1974 led the anglophone opposition to Bill 22, the language law introduced by the Robert Bourassa Liberal government, has passed away.

John Robertson, died at a home in Gimli ,Manitoba.

He was 80 years old.

Robertson carved out his broadcasting career in the 1970's at CFCF and CJAD.

He was also a hired by the legendary writer Red Fisher, to become a sports reporter at the old Montreal Star.

Robertson eventually moved to Manitoba, worked in television for a time, retired and in 1978 founded the Manitoba Marathon.

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  1. Dorothy Lipovenko posted on 02/04/2014 12:12 PM
    As a kid, I never missed Robertson's column in the Montreal Star. I didn't know a base hit from a pop fly, but was drawn to Robertson's writing, which is memorable to this day and an inspiration to those who admire thoughtful, intelligent writing with real flair and style.
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