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.